About the event

Collars & Coats will be returning in November 2020. More information on the 2020 gala ball will be available here soon.

Over the past decade Battersea’s glittering gala ball, Collars & Coats, has raised over £2 million for Battersea’s dogs and cats – giving so many the second chance of happiness they may never have had.

By joining us on this special 10th anniversary ball and pledging your support to Battersea, you will be shining a light in the darkness for all the animals that need us.

Evening programme

Red carpet welcome with Battersea Doggie Guard of Honour
Champagne Reception

Dinner Announced
Welcome from our Host, Kirsty Gallacher
Opening Act

Heads & Tails

Fashion Dog Walk
Live Auction

Headline Act – Billy Ocean
DJ and Dancing



This is a guestlist-only event. If you have purchased tickets/a table, your hard copy tickets will be posted to you two weeks before the event – please bring these with you on the day.

Venue directions

Battersea Evolution is easily accessed by car or public transport.

By Taxi
Arrival: Please advise taxi drivers to take the Chelsea Gate entrance into Battersea Park, situated on Queenstown Road next to Chelsea Bridge.

Departure: Battersea Evolution has a designated black taxi rank which operates for all evening events. Please note that for pick-ups, Battersea Evolution only allows black cabs on site. Any pre-booked private taxis need to wait up on north carriage drive to collect guests, which is a short walk from the venue.

By Car
Parking is available at the Riverside Car Park (this has spaces for 200 cars) which is just 1-minute walk from the venue. Please follow signage as you arrive at the Chelsea Bridge Entrance. This is a pay and display car park but free of charge from 5pm. Due to increased security measures guest parking in front of the venue is not permitted. All parking is on a first come first served basis.

By Public Transport
Overground: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road – 10min walk
Tube: Sloane Square – 15min walk
Bus to Chelsea Gate: 137
Buses to Queenstown Road: 344, 44,156


Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has secured reduced rate accommodation at nearby hotels for guests attending our Collars & Coats Gala Ball, as listed below:

The Crowne Plaza Battersea
4-star hotel (15min drive from Battersea Evolution)
Preferential room rates starting at £149
020 7801 3500, lonbw.reservations@ihg.com
When booking please quote ‘Collars and Coats’

The Rubens at the Palace
4-star property directly opposite Buckingham Palace (15min drive from Battersea Evolution)
20% off room rates
020 7834 6600, bookrb@rchmail.com
When booking please quote ‘Battersea Dogs & Cats agreement’

Pestana Chelsea Bridge
4-star hotel located across Battersea Park (4min drive, 9min walk)
11% off room rates
To book:

  • Visit the Pestana Chelsea Bridge website
  • Enter the event date (1st November 2018)
  • In the ‘voucher/promotional code’ field, enter the code 11111MS1O
  • Click ‘Book Now’
  • Select your desired room and follow the instructions on the page to complete your booking
  • Hotel 41
    5-star property discreetly located opposite Buckingham Palace (15min drive from Battersea Evolution)
    10% off room rates
    020 7300 0041, book41@rchmail.com
    When booking please quote ‘Battersea Dogs & Cats agreement’