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About Battersea

Battersea is located in the London Borough of Wandsworth and is situated in South West London.Battersea is 3 miles away from Charing Cross.It is easily accessible from just any part of Central London.It lies on the south bank of the River Thames and has some wonderful panoramic views.

Some of the interesting places are Battersea Power Station-now disused,Battersea Dogs and Cats Home,New Covent Garden Market,Battersea Park,Sir Walter John's School,now Thomas's day School.Price's Candles on Jork Road was the largest manufactures of candles.

Before the industrial revolution,much of the area was farmland,providing food for the City of London and surrounding population centres.

Battersea was popular for its pig breeding,lavender growing,bleeching,dying,silk manufactures,starch manufactures and numerous wharf for shipping.

Battersea was radically altered by the coming og the railways.During the latest decades of the 19th century Battersea had developed into a major town railway centre with two locomotive works Nine Elms and Longhedge.The railway station encouredged the government to site its buildings-the town hall,library,police station,court and post office-at what became known as Clapham Junction.

Some of the best Shopping Streets are Abercrombie Street,Balfern Street,Altenburg Gardens.