Putney Area Guide

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Putney is situated in South West London, sitting on the south bank of the River Thames between Wimbledon, Wandsworth and Barnes and forms part of the London Borough of Wandsworth.

It is a very old parish with a rich heritage, having had settlements since pre-roman times and being mentioned by name in the Domesday book of 1086.

Putney has historically also been an important part of London’s transportation infrastructure, having served as a crossing point for centuries; allowing access to the north side of the river, originally with a ferry until the first Putney Bridge was opened in 1729. This history as an essential element of London’s transport is still represented today by Putney’s strong overground and underground rail and bus links, and even riverboat buses, which all combine to make travel to and from Putney extremely simple and convenient.

The area has a bustling and vibrant commercial centre, featuring a shopping centre as well as many independent and high street shops. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and pubs both in the centre of town and on the riverside to relax in and enjoy. A large variety of leisure activities are also available to take part in, including a cinema, theatre, leisure centre, gyms, and especially rowing. Putney has a strong rowing history since at least the mid-19th century and has multiple rowing clubs on Putney Embankment. The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge also begins at Putney.

Putney is surrounded by green spaces, including Putney Common, Putney Heath, Barnes Common and Wandsworth Park and this, combined with the presence of the Thames to the north, give the neighbourhood a fresh and airy feel that makes you forget how close you are to central London.

Putney has a large professional population and a wide choice of good local schools. These, along with the strong commercial centre, good transport links, green spaces and low crime rate make Putney a very attractive place to live.

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Property Types

Nestled in the heart of South West London, Putney offers a rich architectural landscape that harmoniously marries period character with modern luxury. The district's tranquil side streets are adorned with grand period properties, some dating back to the Victorian era when Putney's population underwent a significant expansion.

These enchanting houses, often larger than the average London dwelling, offer spacious interiors hiding behind modest frontages. While they typically boast three or four bedrooms, their architectural flexibility has allowed for ingenious extensions, augmenting their spaciousness and making them ideal for middle and high-income families. Coupled with the allure of generous rear gardens, a coveted amenity in urban London, these homes offer both charm and comfort in equal measure

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Putney's green spaces and accessibility to the centre of town make this a desirable hot spot for families and professionals. Rental prices in the current market reflect this, however there are still some budget properties available.

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Nearby areas for consideration

  • Battersea
  • Wandsworth
  • Richmond
  • Wimbledon
  • Clapham
  • Streatham
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Local schools

  • All Saints Church of England Primary School (primary)
  • Granard Primary School (primary)
  • Hotham Primary School (primary)
  • Oasis Academy Putney (primary)
  • Our Lady of the Victories Catholic Primary School (primary)
  • St. Joseph’s RC Primary School (primary)
  • St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School (primary)
  • Falcon’s School for Girls (primary)
  • Hurlingham School (nursery and primary)
  • Lion House School (nursery and primary)
  • Prospect House School (primary)
  • The Merlin School (primary)
  • Ark Putney Academy (secondary)
  • Ashcroft Technology Academy (secondary)
  • Putney High School (primary and secondary)
There are other good secondary schools nearby, such as Ibstock Place School (primary and secondary) in Roehampton and St. Paul’s School (secondary) in Barnes
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Local Authority

Wandsworth Borough Council

Council Tax

Up to date council tax information can be found here

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Transport

Rail: From Putney Station; frequent services with trains reaching Waterloo in 20 minutes, Clapham Junction in 5 minutes, and Richmond in 10 minutes.

  • Railway provider: South Western Railway
  • London / Oyster Zone: 2 + 3 (East Putney) and Zone 2 (Putney Bridge). Southfields is Zone 3.

Underground: East Putney, with Putney Bridge and Southfields Underground stations within walking distance. District Line to Victoria in 20 minutes.

Bus: The existence of Putney Bridge means that pretty much all of London can be accessed by bus from Putney. Chelsea can be reached in 20 minutes, Kingston in 35, and Oxford Circus and Piccadilly

Riverboat: Putney Pier. The Thames Clipper Riverboat runs from Putney Pier as far as Canary Wharf, stopping at places such as Vauxhall and Westminster, and it is possible to travel further down the river by changing to another riverboat service further down.

Road: Getting in and out of Putney from the south by road is easy via the A3. If you plan to head into London from Putney, public transport is recommended, however if you want to take the car, follow the Thames through Battersea and Lambeth towards the centre of London.

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Amenities

Putney has plenty of amenities that ensure that one doesn’t have to travel far to avail themselves of anything they may desire. Putney Leisure Centre features a swimming pool, gym and a multitude of classes available to join. Other gyms also feature in Putney, as well as a cinema and the Putney Arts Theatre for those interested in the arts.

The Exchange Shopping Centre hosts plenty of favourite high street retailers and the high street itself does likewise while also containing an excellent selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Just off the high street, more independent shops feature as well as things like the Putney Market, which takes place on Saturdays, and there is also access to the riverside where there are several restaurants as well as the local rowing clubs.

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Green Spaces

Putney benefits from being closely surrounded by a huge amount of green space, allowing residents easy access to nature and open space within walking or cycling distance.

To the east lies Wandsworth Park which sits right on the riverbank and features a café, play area, putting green, and tennis courts. To the west sits Putney Common, Barnes Common, and the London Wetlands Centre for those interested in wildlife and nature. Putney Heath sits in the south, and just beyond that the wide-open spaces of both Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, the largest of London’s Royal Parks.

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