There is no shortage of green spaces with Battersea Park, Wandsworth and Clapham Common all offering an abundance of events and activities including rowing, football, rugby, fishing, bowls, cricket, croquet, jogging and a children's playgrounds.
The Thai festival, which takes place in July, offers delicious Thai food stalls, Thai dance events, martial arts, and fashion shows.
The Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park with a leading role in the local cultural life of Battersea has new exhibitions every few months with plenty of events happening throughout the year.
A variety of comedy and theatre is put on at the Battersea Arts Centre.
The area got its name from the old village of Battersea, a former Thames island settlement that once formed part of Surrey. The spot of the original settlement is marked by St Mary's Church, which is now within the district of Southwark.
People have long lived in Battersea. The original inhabitants in Battersea were fishermen. This explains why Battersea's economy was for centuries reliant on fishing and farming. By around 1700, it is estimated that almost half of all inhabitants in Battersea were farmers, fishermen or agricultural labourers.
London's first super power station, Battersea Power Station, was built on the south bank of the River Thames in the 1930's to the design of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
The annual rate of council tax varies and is dependant on the valuation band, which is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council. Battersea is represented by the London Borough of Wandsworth, which offers one of the lowest council taxes in London.
Just over the river there is the famous Royal Brompton Hospital providing specialist cardiothoracic care and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is another NHS general hospital. Lister Hospital, part of the HCA international group is on Chelsea Bridge Road.