Wandsworth Wandsworth is a picturesque borough set in the heart of south London on the banks of the Thames. Battersea Power Station's towering chimneys dominate the skyline. Battersea Park is the borough's major area of green space and the scene of an annual free fireworks spectacular. The park also contains a picturesque boating lake, Buddhist Peace Pagoda and children's zoo. Putney, in the west of the borough, is the starting point for the world famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Explore the river in both directions from Putney Pier and take a boat trips up river to Kew Gardens or down river to Westminster. For the braver visitor, Wandsworth is also home to the UK's tallest bungee jump at 300 ft, from Observation Tower, situated in Adrenaline Village.