Battersea is a residential district of south London within the London Borough of Wandsworth. It's 2.9 miles south west of Charing Cross. The district has one of southwest London’s primary parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a population of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a modest reduction. There's a significant section of public housing estates built during the mid-20th century, practically all situated north of the key railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are four considerably big estates; Surrey Lane Estate to the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate towards the east along with the Winstanley Estate, which is identified for being the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find numerous notable landmarks in Battersea, one of that is the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Prior to that, the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs was primarily based in Battersea after moving from Holloway in 1871. Other landmarks include things like the New Covent Garden Market, a significant fruit and vegetable wholesale market, plus the now disused Battersea Power Station which was built between 1929 and 1939. There have already been a lot of redevelopment projects since the 1980s to transform the station into an entertainment and commercial complex, but thus far all attempts failed.