Take a Walk through Battersea, SW11
Battersea is one of the inner-city districts of the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is located in the south part of the capital, forming part of London on the south bank of the Thames, in the SW11 postcode district. Lambeth is at its east border, Camberwell and Streatham to the east and Wandsworth to the west.
Battersea features four large housing estates of the mid-20th century period, with most of them to the north of the railway from Fairfield to Queenstown. Winstanley Estate is the most notable of them, known as the birthplace of the So Solid Crew garage collective. Doddington and Rollo, Surrey Lane and Patmore estates are other popular estates in Battersea.
New Covent Garden Market is a notable landmark, as a major vegetable and fruit wholesale market. It was relocated here in 1974 from Covent Garden.
Battersea Park is among the main London parks in the southwest part of the capital. It occupies an area of 200 acres of green space on the south bank of the Thames. It opened in 1858 on a site that previously served as market gardens.
Battersea Power Station is a former power station on the south bank of the Thames. It is an iconic landmark, featured on the cover of the Animals album by Pink Floyd. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.