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Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Park

A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.

Putney Pies

Putney Pies

Amazing traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!

The Italian Boys

The Italian Boys

The best homemade focaccia sandwiches.

London Grace

London Grace

Manicures, champagne and cakes all in one place!

Artisan

Artisan

Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.

The Glass Dome

The Glass Dome

Really good steak and on certain nights there is a pianist.

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.

UK Star Nails

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...

Putney Tandoori

Putney Tandoori

A fine establishment offering the best Indian dishes you will find inside the M25. A must if you are passing through SW15.

Putt in the Park

Putt in the Park

A fun day out playing crazy golf in Wandsworth Park.

The Duke's Head

The Duke's Head

The perfect spot for watching the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.

Telegraph Pub

Telegraph Pub

A cosy and casual pub with fireplace and great food!

Wimbledon Windmill Museum

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!

Bishop's Park

Bishop's Park

A real gem in Fulham with a stunning setting along the Thames and a children's playground.

Bishop's Park

Bishop's Park

A picturesque place to spend sunny Sunday afternoons.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Wandsworth, Southfields, Roehampton, Barnes, Fulham, Imperial Wharf, Barons Court, Earlsfield, West Kensington and Clapham Junction

"Started in 1581, Young and Co's Ram Brewery is the oldest site in Britain that has continuously brewed beer."

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...

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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!

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What locals say about Putney

  1. Putney is close enough for everywhere I need to go and far away enough that its quiet!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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??

  5. 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 new places to eat after 4 years of living here! Wonderful homely pubs and upcoming bars, live music and great food. And last but not least, the River Thames and local parks provide an excellent setting for a relaxing walk or spiriting run to escape the hustle and bustle...

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Child-friendly activities near Putney

Specialised Children's Singing lesons

The Community Church
Here at Little Voices Putney we welcome children aged 4 - 19 years providing Performing Arts training teaching Singing and Drama to the highest standard whilst building confidence and promoting children's personal and social development. 4 to 6 years: Mondays: 15:45-16:25 Wednesdays: 15:45-16:25 & 16:30-17:10 Website

Putney Leisure Centre

Putney 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

Art Academy- Saturday Art Classes

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

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

The Dance Lab

The Dance Lab
This is a ballroom and latin dance class for children on Saturday morning. The focus is primarily movement to music, in addition to learning a few simple sequences. For the younger kids, the focus is primarily movement to music, in addition to learning a few simple sequences. The class also aims to improve their attention and coordination. For 6-12 years, there is stronger focus on ballroom and latin dances. They will learn a variety of dances across this style of dance and at the same time improve their concentration, attention, coordination and interaction with others. 3-5 years: £3 - 10:30-11:00 6-12 years: £5 - 11:00-12:00 Website

Capoeira

D C Leisure Management Ltd
Capoeira is a fusion of Fitness Acrobatics Self-Defense Dance and Music (instruments playing/singing). The Capoeira classes at Putney Leisure Centre are run by ACER Capoeira London UK are aimed at adults aged 18-65 though parents/carers can bring their children along to take part. Capoeira is a mix of disciplines which build/develop: Confidence self-esteem Self-discipline respect Physical fitness strength stamina flexibility Balance coordination Creativity and learning. Capoeira has already been shown to help people to stay out of trouble. Capoeira also introduces young people to a new language (Brazilian Portuguese) through music and movements. All classes are suitable for beginners. You do not have to be a member of the Leisure Centre to attend the class. You can book online and pay less for your trial session or you can just turn up to the class and pay on arrival. Please bring water and suitable comfortable clothing (ideally a tracksuit and a white or blue t-shirt). Website

Perform - Putney

St 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

About Putney

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.

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