Londoner’s eye: you can’t beat a bit of Battersea

The Albert Bridge
The Albert Bridge, which is now strong enough to support an army going over it. (Image | Chris King)

For many people, the mention of Battersea, the suburb of South West London, conjures up two things: the cats and dogs’ home and Clapham Junction, which proudly describes itself as Britain’s busiest railway station.

Beyond this, some might add, there is little of note, especially when compared to the exciting, vibrant and diverse areas to the north, such as Hackney, Islington and Camden. They would be wrong. Continue reading