Battersea is a residential district of south London in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It's 4.8 km south west of Charing Cross. The district has one of southwest London’s key parks, Battersea Park.
In 2001, Battersea had a population of 75,651, but by 2011 the number stood at 73,345, noting a modest reduction. There is a big section of public housing estates constructed during the mid-20th century, virtually all situated north of the major railway lines from Fairfield to Queenstown. There are 4 significantly significant estates; Surrey Lane Estate to the north, Doddington and Rollo Estate, Patmore Estate to the east plus the Winstanley Estate, which is recognised to be the birthplace of the garage collective So Solid Crew.
You will find a variety of notable landmarks in Battersea, one of which 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 market place, 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 at this point all attempts failed.