Battersea is largely famous for three things – Battersea Park, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and Battersea Power Station. Being on the river, Battersea was easy to access and naturally had a role to play in the industry of London, hence the construction of the Battersea Power Station. Like its neighbour Clapham, the vast majority of the blue plaques of Battersea are dotted around the green and open space of Battersea Park, which was opened in 1858, where naturally those of note who became wealthy would look to move if possible. So without further introduction, here is a list of the blue plaques of Battersea!
We’ve already established that blue plaques are a great way of lending meaning to areas, we’ve already done that okay? We’ve already established that there is a serious dearth of blue plaques in South London, particularly when compared with North London. We’ve been through it all. However, there is one particular area of South London that has a rather high concentration of blue plaques – Clapham. These plaques are mainly dotted around the outskirts of Clapham Common and represent a rather curious array of individuals. Unlike modern Clapham, not a single one of them is Australian, but there are a couple of very significant personalities on this list of the blue plaques of Clapham.