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 major parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a populace of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a slight reduction. There's a big section of public housing estates constructed in the mid-20th century, nearly all situated north of the major 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 as well as the Winstanley Estate, which is known for being the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find a variety 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 just after moving from Holloway in 1871. Other landmarks include the New Covent Garden Market, a major vegetable and fruit wholesale marketplace, and the now disused Battersea Power Station which was built between 1929 and 1939. There have been many redevelopment projects since the 1980s to turn the station into an entertainment and commercial complex, but up to now all attempts have failed.