Battersea Park, Battersea Power station and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are three household names known the world over.
The big news for Battersea is the redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station and the surrounding area. When this £8 billion project is complete, there will be a riverside park, high street, shops, hotels, restaurants and cafés, along with 4,000 new homes.
Battersea is now a property market with two sections, the riverside dominated by new developments, while the hinterland features mansion flats and Victorian terrace houses. Families and young professionals are attracted to this quarter, fondly nicknamed 'Nappy Valley', for its community spirit, green spaces, good schools and close proximity to central London.
The arrival of the US Embassy has prompted funding for the Northern line extension from Kennington. Two stations will open in 2020 at Nine Elms and south of Battersea Power Station development.