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?
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
An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.
Submitted by Katherine
A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.
Submitted by Katherine
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 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 traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!
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 coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.
Submitted by Oliver
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
Art Academy -Toddler Classes(2-4 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
The House Of YogaThe House of Yoga
We are a contemporary modern day Hot Yoga studio where students can connect to a great community vibe. We believe our style of Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga is accessible to all, you just need to show up and get ready to be challenged both physically and mentally. Our vision is to empower a yoga community who are willing to transform their lives both on and off the mat. Whether you are new to yoga or have a regular practice the team here at THoY, is committed to you having an amazing experience! Take a look around our site to see what we are all about and we look forward to seeing you in class soon. 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
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
Bea's Baby Music SchoolD C Leisure Management Ltd
Bea's Baby Music School run music classes led by professional musicians for parents/carers and babies. Enjoying music is believed to help babies' and children's development. These courses are for children aged between 6 months to 3 and half years. Children with special needs are welcome. Families will be able to: learn how music empowers development, go on ""magical journeys"" to introduce them to everyday topics have an opportunity to play a number of different musical and percussion instruments improve manual dexterity discover early social skills such as joining in taking turns and most of all have a fantastic time. Please visit the website to find out more and to to book your place. 18 months - 3.5 years: Wednesday 9:45-10:25 6 months - 2.5 years: Wednesday 10:30-11:00 18 months - 3.5 years: Wednesday 11:10-11:40 Website
The Dance LabThe 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
Table TennisPutney Leisure Centre
Come and join in a friendly table tennis club and improve your skills shots and techniques. This session is for children and young people. Children and young people can: improve their skills and technique, stay fit and healthy, and make friends and socialise. Call for more details. 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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