Battersea has a strong industrial history, with a social twist. Neighbour with fashionable upmarket Chelsea, it has in the past few years welcomed students keen to benefit from low rent coupled with proximity to the centre.
Battersea Park is a beautiful space, full of history. Adjoining the 19th century Albert bridge, it houses art galleries and record breaking trees. Recent developments have seen the value of property in Battersea increase dramatically. Battersea Power Station, built in the 1930 on the cusp of the industrial revolution, is currently been remade into flats. Though scheduled for completion in 2016, they have reportedly already been bought up.