A locals' guide to SW15
"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
"Being by the river at Putney is the prettiest, most replenishing spot in London..."Gary Howorth
"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."Rupert Dickinson
Where do SW15 locals go?
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
Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.
Submitted by Oliver
Sean at Midori Sushi makes the best katsu curry, terriyaki and sushi in front of you - it's delicious!
Submitted by Katie
Amazing traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!
Submitted by Oliver
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
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
A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.
Submitted by Katherine
A delightful leafy spot in the centre of Barnes next to Barnes High Street.
Submitted by Callum
Why do you find SW15 a great place to live?
"Living in an award-winning apartment overlooking majestic Richmond Park, with only the sound of geese in the nearby pond, you would not believe that you are just 45 minutes from Piccadilly Circus. Surrounded by greenery and tucked away pubs and restaurants, Roehampton is definitely London's most rural and yet 'to be discovered' haven."
"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."
"Love the area, lovely residential streets and fantastic pubs nearby. Great connections to London, with a train station and tube station in Putney."
"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 SW15?
Did you know?
"Putney Heath has been known throughout history to be a meeting place for highwaymen. Caught in the Green Man pub in 1795, Jeremiah Abershaw was subsequently executed, with his body displayed on the heath as a warming to others on what has now become known as 'Jerry's Hill'."
Child-friendly activities near SW15
Well Baby ClinicEastwood Children's Centre
At the Well Baby Clinic you can get advice and guidance about your child. These sessions are for parents/carers and young children aged 0-5 years. The clinic offers the chance for you to: discuss general health issues and worries about your child, have your child weighed, and get advice about feeding. Just drop in there is no need to book. You must bring: your personal child health record book, and your baby changing bag. Website
Toddler GymGranard Children’s Centre
A fun six week excercise session for toddlers. This session is for parent/carers and children aged over 16 months. A range of activities to enjoy including: meeting other parents in the area with children in the same age group, a chance to explore new activities with your child, and a place for your child to interact with other children. Call the centre for more information. Website
Baby clinic and weigh inGranard Children's Centre
Baby weighing advice and support from a health visitor and Community Nursery Nurse. Parents/carers can: get advice and support, speak to a nurse and get your baby weighed. There is no need to book just drop-in. Don't forget to bring your red book. Website
Fighting Fit Martial Arts - RoehamptonRoehampton Sport & Fitness Centre
The children's classes are great for building confidence, fitness and self-esteem, and we cover things like ""stranger-danger"", first aid, respectful behaviour - and emergency procedures - all good skills in today's competitive world. Members: £7 Non-members: £9 Website
Yoga and RelaxationEastwood Children's Centre
Yoga is a method of relaxation and exercise which applies to the mind body and spirit. Antenatal and Postnatal Yoga is for all mums-to-be and mothers with young babies who live in the Roehampton and Putney area. No previous yoga experience is needed. Yoga can: improve your flexibility, aid relaxation, help condition and tone, and improve general fitness. There is no need to book just turn up. There is a crèche available for under 5s. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Website
Breastfeeding Support GroupEastwood Centre for Children and Families
This Breastfeeding Support Group is a drop-in group where mothers can get help support and advice about breastfeeding. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. At the group mothers can: get help and advice from other breastfeeding mothers, make friends and socialise, get help with breastfeeding positions and latching techniques, and find out the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child. There is no need to book just drop-in. Mothers may be seen by a male or female practitioner. The times and day may change, please call before attending. Website
Messy PlayEastwood Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families
An opportunity for families to explore cornflour spaghetti and jelly to and enjoy messy play that you might not want to do at home. This activity is for parents/carers and children 0-5 years. This activity aims to: encourage children and adults to enjoy getting messy, help development through sensory play, encourage colour recognition, and be stimulating and enjoyable. There is no need to book just drop in. Please come in clothes suitable for messy play. Website
SW15 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Putney, Roehampton and is covered by the Wandsworth local authority.
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