Battersea is a residential district of south London in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is 2.9 miles south west of Charing Cross. The district has one of southwest London’s main parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a populace of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a small reduction. There's a large section of public housing estates constructed in the mid-20th century, practically all situated north of the main railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are 4 considerably significant estates; Surrey Lane Estate towards the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate to the east plus the Winstanley Estate, that is known to be the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find a number of notable landmarks in Battersea, one of that is the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Before that, the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs was based in Battersea soon after moving from Holloway in 1871. Other landmarks include the New Covent Garden Market, a major fruit and vegetable wholesale marketplace, and also the now disused Battersea Power Station which was built between 1929 and 1939. There have been lots of redevelopment projects since the 1980s to turn the station into an entertainment and commercial complex, but thus far all attempts failed.