Battersea is a residential district of south London inside the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is 2.9 miles south west of Charing Cross. The district has one of southwest London’s major parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a citizenry of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a slight reduction. There is a large section of public housing estates constructed in the mid-20th century, nearly all situated north of the key railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are four significantly big estates; Surrey Lane Estate towards the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate to the east and also the Winstanley Estate, that is recognised 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 primarily based in Battersea soon after moving from Holloway in 1871. Other landmarks include things like the New Covent Garden Market, a major vegetable and fruit wholesale marketplace, plus the now disused Battersea Power Station which was built between 1929 and 1939. There have been several redevelopment projects since the 1980s to make the station into an entertainment and commercial centre, but thus far all attempts have failed.