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
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
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
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 beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.
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
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?
"It has a rural feel, with the heath nearby and a short walk to Richmond Park. Despite being quiet and green, it's only moments from Putney where there are rail links and all the shops and restaurants."
"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
Outreach CafeGranard 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
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
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
Babies and CrawlersToy Library
A dedicated time for babies and crawlers under the age of 2 in a safe and stimulating play space set up just for them and their parent/carer. These sessions are for parents/carers with babies and crawlers up to 2 years. These sessions give parents/carers: Parents/careers bond with their babies, Babies and parents socialise and make friends, Babies learn through exploring the range of resources, Advise available from health team. There is no need to book you can just drop-iin. Website
Move and SingEastwood Children's Centre
A group where parents and children can enjoy a range of fun activities with a focus on children's physical development coordination and listening skills. For parents and carers with their children aged 18 months to 5 years. This is an opportunity for children and their parents/carers to: have fun exercising together, develop listening skills, take part in singing and dancing, and play musical instruments. There is no need to book a place just drop in. Website
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
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
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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