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Coordinates: 51°28′24″N 0°09′01″W / 51.4733°N 0.1504°W / 51.4733; -0.1504
Battsea freight.jpg
Containers are towed upstream towards Wandsworth Bridge under the gaze of cormorants at Plantation Wharf
 Battersea shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ285765
London borough Wandsworth
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SW11
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Battersea
London Assembly Merton and Wandsworth
List of places

Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is an inner-city district. It is 2.9 miles (4.7 km) southwest of Charing Cross. In April 2001, it had 75,651 people.[1] In Battersea there is a home for dogs and cats called Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.


  1. Battersea Profile, from Wandsworth Primary Care Trust, citing Census 2001