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 main parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a citizenry of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a small reduction. There is a substantial section of public housing estates constructed during the mid-20th century, almost all situated north of the key railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are four considerably big estates; Surrey Lane Estate towards the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate to the east and also the Winstanley Estate, which is recognised to be the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find numerous notable landmarks in Battersea, one of which 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 consist of the New Covent Garden Market, a significant vegetable and fruit wholesale market place, and the now disused Battersea Power Station which was built between 1929 and 1939. There have already been many redevelopment projects since the 1980s to change the station into an entertainment and commercial centre, but thus far all attempts failed.