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BATTERSEA

History
Originally a part of Surrey, Battersea is now located in the South Western part of London, right on the banks of the River Thames. The area surrounding Battersea as we currently know it was formerly large farmlands, and was the biggest market gardening area in London, and was the major food source of the city. This was before the Industrial Revolution

With the Industrial Revolution, came the introduction of railways, and the area was transformed into a busy transport and industry hub. This was equally as a result of the fact that lots of factories were built due to the closeness of the area to the Thames. This led to the further development of housing Estates for the workers.

Location and Landmarks
As earlier mentioned, Battersea is located in South West London. Battersea has wonderful transport links to Central London, mostly by train. Clapham Junction Railway Station is the area’s main train station and is one of the many landmarks in the area. Others are;

  • Battersea Power station
  • Battersea Park
  • Battersea Arts Centre
  • Mary’s Church, Battersea
  • London Heliport
  • New Covenant Garden Market
  • Shaftesbury Park Estate
  • Northcote Road
  • Royal Academy of Dance
  • Sir Walter Sir John’s School
  • Price candles, etc

Life in Battersea
Due to the increase in the population of residents and tourists in Battersea, there has been a boat in the restaurant business, with new ones springing up. Battersea has become quite popular due to its proximity to Central London and also because of its numerous beautiful scenery and view. Reservations can be made to secure your accommodation if you choose to visit as a tourist or choose to take up residence. Battersea is more than a city equipped to make your stay extra special.