What We Do
Vauxhall City Farm is a little piece of the countryside right in the heart of London with all the sights, smells, sounds and experiences of rural life. Our collection of friendly animals includes rare breed sheep, inquisitive goats, woolly alpacas and spotty pigs, not to mention our cuddly ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs. Since 1976 we've been providing the local community with education services, youth activities, riding therapy and a peaceful escape from city life.
We are open all year round, from 10:30 - 4:00, Wednesday to Sunday. Entry is free but donations are very welcome!
The farm is located on the edge of Spring Gardens, just 5 minutes' walk from Vauxhall bus, underground and train station. Find us on the map below:
There is parking on the street outside but it is metered. Please note that we are just inside the congestion zone.
Christmas Open Day - 8th December
Come and join us for our Christmas Open Day on the 8th December - all the usual animals plus yummy festive treats, family crafts and activities, a living nativity and much more!
Before you visit the farm, you might be interested to know a bit about its history. Vauxhall City Farm was started by local people who wanted to create a community space. Between 1972 and 1976 large‐scale demolition of buildings was taking place in the area and local residents protested by setting up the North Lambeth Neighbourhood Council (NLNC). The NLNC encouraged people to take responsibility for their area and community and youth projects began springing up on unused land in and around Vauxhall.
By 1977, a group of architects were squatting at St Oswald’s Place and began working on a small vacant plot and Jubilee City Farm (as it was then known) was born! It was a collaborative project with local residents growing vegetables, providing for themselves and caring for livestock.
Since then the farm has grown but it still relies on the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers.
Today the farm has a therapy riding centre, education and youth projects, a horticultural therapy group and an award winning collection of animals including a number of rare breeds. The long standing spinners group continue to use traditional techniques to spin wool from the sheep and alpacas, dying it with plants grown in the farm gardens, while the Young Farmers dedicate time and energy to caring for the animals and representing the farm at agricultural shows.