A picturesque gem on the banks of the Thames
"The high number of young residents in Putney make it a perfect place to settle if you are coming down to London for the first time..."Matthew Williamson
"Fulham Palace Gardens have undergone a transformation in the last few years and are looking better than ever!"Rupert Simmonds
"Fulham Palace is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit with a fantastic cafe serving delicious sausage sandwiches!"Jon Pitman
Where do Putney locals go?
UK Star Nails
I love this nail bar! Their prices are very good and they always do a really good job. You may have to wait to be seen, but it's worth it...
Submitted by Daisy
Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.
Submitted by Oliver
Amazing traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!
Submitted by Oliver
A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.
Submitted by Katherine
An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.
Submitted by Katherine
A country-style pub with a beer garden that is lovely for an evening drink in summer, or get cosy inside during winter.
Submitted by Katherine
Sean at Midori Sushi makes the best katsu curry, terriyaki and sushi in front of you - it's delicious!
Submitted by Katie
A fine establishment offering the best Indian dishes you will find inside the M25. A must if you are passing through SW15.
Submitted by Gary
Wimbledon Windmill Museum
A great place to visit with the family to learn all about windmilling. The children can also have a go at making flour using the grindstone there!
Submitted by Will
A real gem in Fulham with a stunning setting along the Thames and a children's playground.
Submitted by Tom
Why do you find Putney a great place to live?
"Putney is close enough for everywhere I need to go and far away enough that its quiet!"
"Putney is so close to so many parks, commons and wilderness areas. Like being in the country even through you are still in central London"
"Putney is a very safe feeling community area with many active persons who participate in running, cycling, rowing, sailing, etc. The easy access to Richmond park, Barnes, and the river provide a country feel while being a short commute to the city center."
"Tube access at Putney Bridge, overland train access at the top of the hill - great buses. The best thing is walking home over Putney Bridge on a warm summer's night and looking at the river - it seems to divide work from home life. Great pubs, fantastic shopping, easy to leave London for the weekend - need I go on??"
"Putney is a beautiful bustling town within a big city. An easy commute into the city via train to Waterloo or simply hop on the underground or bus in to Central London. However, there is no need to travel at the weekend because Putney provides everything you need on your doorstep. The High Street is home to a wide variety of shops, supermarkets, hairdressers, boutiques and a wide range of restaurants - I am still discovering n... more
What do you like about Putney?
Did you know?
"The name Putney is derived from "landing place where hawks are seen" and is appears in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Putelei."
Child-friendly activities near Putney
Putney Leisure CentrePutney Leisure Centre
This service provides sporting activities the use of fitness equipment and exercise classes. Babies children young people and adults of all abilities can use the centre. The service provides many activities and facilities including: purpose-built crèche large gym sauna sports hall precision cycling studio swimming pool with wave machine. You can telephone or drop in for information on activities. You will need to pay to use these facilities. You do not have to become a member to use the service but membership will allow you to get discounts on activities. You can use the service during opening times and set activity times. It is advisable to bring: a towel water bottle change of clothes and appropriate footwear. Website
Little Kickers (Football for Children)Putney Leisure Centre
We have four different football classes each tailored to a different age group. However, we have two core beliefs that we take into every session. Firstly, we believe in something we call "Play not Push". It means teaching football in a fun, pressure-free environment. We want to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole, not just football, so they're more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives. Secondly, we believe football can be educational. Coached in the right way it can stimulate imagination and aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team. It's an approach that has bagged us numerous awards and helped us expand globally over the last 12 years. And like all our Kickers, we never stop learning. We're continually improving and updating our classes, based on feedback and input from child health specialists as well as our network of over 1,500 football coaches worldwide. Approved Football Training for 2 - 5 years of age. 2-3 ½ years: 14:15 - 15:00 2-3 ½ years: 15:15 - 16:00 3 ½ - 5 years: 16:15 - 17.00 Mega Kickers: 5-7 years - £96.00 / 12 Sessions New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £16.00. Website
St Stephen's Parent and Toddler GroupSt Stephen's Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. At the group children can enjoy free play singing snack time and join in a craft activity. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years (you do not have to be a member of the Church to join the group). Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. There is no waiting list for this group so you can just drop-in. £2 for parents and first child, which includes tea and coffee (£3 per family if more than one child attending) Website
WaterbabiesGreenmead Primary School
Welcome to the amazing world of baby swimming. You'll find that a Water Babies course is very different to traditional swimming lessons. With the main emphasis on having fun, the course is also highly structured, with a carefully designed, progressive lesson plan for each of the 40 weeks. Unique methods will enable your baby to feel at ease swimming both above and below the water's surface, and they'll love the sensation of floating in such a warm, calm atmosphere.There is the opportunity to attend an underwater photo shoot at the end of each term. Website
Make and Play Drop-InGranard Centre for Children and Families
Come along and enjoy arts and crafts or cooking with your child. This is a good oppotunity to create and make things from scratch that you can take away. This session is for parents/carers with their children aged 0-5 years. Your child can: develop/improve their creative skills, improve fine motor skills, and use a variety of materials paints etc. There is no need to book you can just drop-in. Website
Art Academy -Children (4+ years)Lacy Road Gallery
All the children that attend Art Academy at Lacy Road Gallery are encouraged to explore their visual awareness. They are taught how to work from still life and also learn to do work from their own imaginations. A range of professional materials are used namely, charcoal, pastels, acrylic paint and a whole host of 3D materials. Website
Perform - PutneySt Stephen's Church Hall
Child development is at the heart of everything we do, so our weekly classes for 4-7 year olds will boost your child's confidence, improve their concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. We have developed a unique curriculum using a mix of energetic games, catchy songs and funky dances to help bring out children's true potential. All class materials are written by us and each term there's a different theme to keep young imaginations buzzing. Website
Putney is a residential and shopping district in south London, located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated 5.1 miles (8.2 km) south-west of Charing Cross. For centuries, Putney was a place where Londoners came for leisure, to enjoy the open spaces and clean air. Since the second half of the 19th century, Putney has been one of the most significant centres for rowing in the United Kingdom.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Imperial Wharf
- Barons Court
- West Kensington
- Clapham Junction
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