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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...

The Italian Boys

The Italian Boys

The best homemade focaccia sandwiches.

Putt in the Park

Putt in the Park

A fun day out playing crazy golf in Wandsworth Park.

London Grace

London Grace

Manicures, champagne and cakes all in one place!

The Glass Dome

The Glass Dome

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

The Duke's Head

The Duke's Head

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

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

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

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.

Artisan

Artisan

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

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!

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

"Dr Edward Benes (1884-1948), who went on to become the President of Czechoslovakia lived at 26 Gwendolen Avenue, Putney."

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

Table Tennis

Putney 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

Swimming Academy

Putney Leisure Centre
Swimming Academy lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) Learn to Swim framework. This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water. The ASAs Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages and there's a foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. All of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg's ASA Awards scheme. Children and young people can: enhance their swimming skills improve their fitness have fun. Please bring a swimming costume no loose fitting shorts a swimming hat a towel and goggles. Please call to book in advance. Spaces are limited. Session Prices - Member Adult (16+) £3.90 Child (5-15) £2.10 65+ £2.10 Concession/Students/UB40* £2.10 Family(2 Adults,2 Children-weekends,holidays only) £9.90 kinetika Swim Members FREE kinetika All Inclusive Members FREE kinetika Gym Members £3.90 kinetika Workout Members £3.90 Swimming Academy Members FREE Registered Disabled FREE Under 5's FREE Session Prices - Non Members Adult (16+) £5.00 Child (5-15) £3.20 65+ £3.20 Concession/Students/UB40* £3.20 Family(2 Adults,2 Children-weekends,holidays only) £14.30 kinetika Swim Members FREE kinetika All Inclusive Members FREE kinetika Gym Members N/A kinetika Workout Members N/A Swimming Academy Members FREE Registered Disabled FREE Under 5's FREE Website

Butterfly Ballet at Eddie Catz, Putney

Eddie Catz
These creative and exciting Ballet classes are available for children aged from 2.5yrs. Classes are taken by Catherine Loveless, Royal Ballet School trained and a former professional dancer with English National Ballet. Combining her love of writing children's stories and her passion for teaching, Butterfly Ballet was born. Catherine is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and RAD exams are available for older children. Classes have been running at Eddie Catz Putney for years and are incredibly popular! Nursery - £90 a term (£7.50 a class) Junior - £96 a term (£8.00 a class) Pre-Primary & Primary - £108 a term (£9.00 a class) Grade 1 & above - £120 a term (£10 a class) 2.5 - 4 years: Monday 15:00-15:30 2.5 - 4 years: Monday 15:30-16:00 4 - 5 years : Monday 16:00-16:40 5 - 7 years : Monday 16:40-17:40 6+ years : Monday 17:40-18:40 Website

Buggyfit with Eliza DoAlot

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Exercise class with buggies

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

St Stephen's Parent and Toddler Group

St 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

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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