Guide to the Pleasure Gardens, Festival of Britain, Battersea Park, London: plan with key to attractions including funfair attractions, restaurants, and miniature railway

RIBApix ref no RIBA31703
Architect/DesignerGardner, James (1907-1995)
Artist/PhotographerFenton, E. W.
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
ViewPlan
StyleModern Movement
MediumDrawing
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This plan forms the centrefold (pages 26 and 27) of a Festival of Britain guide booklet. The Festival Pleasure Gardens were designed as a recreation and entertainment space for the 1951 Festival of Britain, with much of the planting designed by James Gardner. The site featured a new water garden and fountains with popular attractions including a 'Tree-Walk', the Guinness Festival Clock and a pleasure railway known as the Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Branch Railway.

Subject tags

water features, theatres, Exhibitions, exhibition buildings, bars, restaurants, rivers, cafeterias, fountains, parks, fairs