The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in England, and forms a part of Inner London. The borough was formed in 1965 from the former part of the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea plus the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth, but excluding Clapham and the majority of Streatham, which were transferred to the London Borough of Lambeth.
The local authority is Wandsworth London Borough Council. In accordance with population estimates made in the middle of 2014, the borough has a permanent population of about 312145 inhabitants. There are many new or refurbished buildings along the borough's prosperous riverside which includes the large Chelsea Bridge Wharf.
The Peace Pagoda, one of several such international Pagodas is in Battersea Park, a sprawling rectangle typically hosting circuses beside the Thames. The London Heliport, London's principal and busiest heliport is just beyond Battersea Park and south of this is New Covent Garden Market. In Old Battersea two masonry mansions survived The Blitz, Old Battersea House and Downshire House, both of which hold the rare Grade II* status.