Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park is one of the borough's flagship parks and features a paddling pool in the summer and a sand play area available all year round.

Ravenscourt Park in spring

The 13-hectare open space is well used and loved by local residents and visitors, particularly its wildlife habitats, play facilities, tennis and basketball courts, and its popular tea-house and garden centre.

Nearest tube: Ravenscourt Park or Stamford Brook (District)

Buses: 27, 190, 267, 391, H91, N9, N11

Walking directions

From Ravenscourt Park tube station turn right and cross the road to the entrance of the park.

From Stamford Brook tube station, head north on Goldhawk Road, turn right into Ravenscourt Gardens, then left onto Ravenscourt Park (street) and in through the park entrance.

Main entrances to Ravenscourt Park are on King Street, Ravenscourt Avenue, Ravenscourt Road, Paddenswick Road and Goldhawk Road.

Paddling pool

The Ravenscourt Park paddling pool is currently closed.


  • four play areas for 0-5 year olds
  • one play area for 5-13 year olds
  • paddling pool
  • sandpit
  • tea house
  • tennis courts
  • football pitch (astroturf)
  • basketball courts (outdoor)
  • netball courts (outdoor)
  • bowling green
  • garden centre and cafe
  • wildlife garden.

Sports bookings

Opening hours

We are currently reviewing the closing times in this park. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update this page shortly.

Please contact us at let.hf@lbhf.gov.uk 


The park’s history goes back to medieval times, when the lake in the centre of the park, which is fed by Stamford Brook, was part of the moat that surrounded Paddenswick (or Palingswick) Manor. It was only in 1888 that the 32 acre site was officially opened as public parkland.

King Edward III's mistress Alice Perrers lived in the manor during the 14th century. The manor house was rebuilt in 1650 and in 1747 it was sold to Thomas Corbett who named it Ravenscourt, probably derived from the raven in his coat of arms, which was itself a pun on his name as corbeau is French for raven.

In 1812 the Ravenscourt House and estate were bought by its final private owner, George Scott, a builder and philanthropist who developed nearby St Peter’s Square. Scott employed leading landscape architect Humphry Repton to lay out the gardens of the estate.

Wikipedia page

Ravenscourt Park's Wikipedia page.

Friends of Ravenscourt Park

If you wish to support Ravenscourt Park please contact The Friends of Ravenscourt Park.


Trees of Ravenscourt Park

Friends of Ravenscourt Park unveil magnificent tree map.


Paddenswick Road
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Link to Google map of Ravenscourt park.

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