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Historically, Battersea was a large parish on the south bank of the River Thames; the area was predominantly a farmland and provided food for the City of London as well as for surrounding population centers until the mid-18th century. Nowadays, within the bounds of modern Battersea, you can find New Covent Garden Market, one of the main fruit and vegetable wholesale markets in London.
Clapham Junction railway station was named after the nearby Clapham area. The campaign to rename it Battersea Junction wasn’t successful.
The busiest heliport in London, NetJets London Heliport, can be found in Battersea Clapham Junction SW11. The heliport opened in 1959.
Up the Junction is a collection of short stories that take place in the area. The author Nell Dunn lived here and worked in a sweet factory.
Famous singer Adele, musician Bob Marley, physicist Brian Cox, and writer J.K. Rowling are just some of the famous people who used to live in Battersea Clapham Junction SW11. But the district is known for more than its famed residents. One of the most famous and largest animal shelters in the UK, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, can be found here. Shaftesbury Park Estate is a historical residential estate that has at least a thousand Victorian buildings kept in their unaltered style.
Throughout the years, Battersea Clapham Junction SW11 was featured in works of literature such as A Rose Beyond the Thames and The Borrible Trilogy by Michael de Larrabeiti, Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, and Up the Junction by Nell Dunn.