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A locals' guide to SW15

"Being by the river at Putney is the prettiest, most replenishing spot in London..."

Gary Howorth

"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

"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."

Rupert Dickinson

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW15 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...

The Telegraph

A country-style pub with a beer garden that is lovely for an evening drink in summer, or get cosy inside during winter.


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

Putt in the Park

A fun day out playing crazy golf in Wandsworth Park.

Putney Tandoori

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

Midori Sushi

Sean at Midori Sushi makes the best katsu curry, terriyaki and sushi in front of you - it's delicious!

The Duke's Head

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

The Italian Boys

The best homemade focaccia sandwiches.

The Glass Dome

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

Putney Pies

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

Wandsworth Park

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

London Grace

Manicures, champagne and cakes all in one place!

Barnes Green

A delightful leafy spot in the centre of Barnes next to Barnes High Street.

Richmond Park

You can't beat a wintry walk through Richmond Park...

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Roehampton, Barnes, Putney, East Sheen, Mortlake, Southfields, Wandsworth, North Sheen, Chiswick and Barons Court

What do you love about SW15?

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."

November 2015


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

March 2015


"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"

February 2015


"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."

January 2015


"Love the area, lovely residential streets and fantastic pubs nearby. Great connections to London, with a train station and tube station in Putney."

December 2014


"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??"

December 2014


"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

December 2014


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"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'."

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Roehampton Library
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Storytime is a chance to: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website

Messy Play

Eastwood 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

Well Baby Clinic

Eastwood 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

Outreach Cafe

Granard Children's Centre
Come along to the advice drop-in session. The outreach cafe has a family support service and we can work with families and offer one off advice at our advice session . A family support worker will be available to offer support and advice in the following areas: parenting, school and nursery, budgeting, life changing events, behaviour and strategies, family support, health and well-being, stress, and information about activities. There is no need to book just drop-in. Website

Toy Library Daily Play Sessions

Eastwood Centre for Children and Families
At these sessions children can play with educational toys to help their learning and listen to stories. The sessions are for parents/carers and children aged 0-5 years. These sessions offer: the chance for parents/carers and children to make friends and socialise, support for parents through sharing experiences, a chance for children to explore their creativity, and access to toys that will help children learn. There is no need to book you can just turn up. 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


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
  1. About SW15

    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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