Battersea is a residential district of south London inside the London Borough of Wandsworth. It's 2.9 miles south west of Charing Cross. The district has one of southwest London’s principal 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 is a big section of public housing estates built during the mid-20th century, almost all situated north of the principal railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are four considerably significant estates; Surrey Lane Estate to the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate towards the east and also the Winstanley Estate, that is known to be the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find a variety of notable landmarks in Battersea, one of which is the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Before that, the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs was based in Battersea after moving from Holloway in 1871. Other landmarks consist of the New Covent Garden Market, a significant vegetable and fruit wholesale marketplace, as well as the now disused Battersea Power Station which was constructed between 1929 and 1939. There have been numerous redevelopment projects since the 1980s to change the station into an entertainment and commercial centre, but thus far all attempts failed.