A locals' guide to SW15
"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
"Being by the river at Putney is the prettiest, most replenishing spot in London..."Gary Howorth
"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."Rupert Dickinson
Where do SW15 locals go?
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 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
Sean at Midori Sushi makes the best katsu curry, terriyaki and sushi in front of you - it's delicious!
Submitted by Katie
Amazing traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!
Submitted by Oliver
A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.
Submitted by Katherine
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?
"The name Roehampton is derived from "home farm where rooks are seen" and was originally a village that evolved in the 1700s into a popular residential area for the wealthy within easy reach of London."
Child-friendly activities near SW15
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
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
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
Kung FuPutney Leisure Centre
Dragon Warriors school of martial arts is please to offer childrens kung fu classes. These classes are for children and young people aged 7 years or over. Kung fu can help children and young people to: get in shape, defend yourself, relieve stress, improve your self-confidence, and meet new people and make friends. Contact the Centre for more information. Website
St Margarets Baby and Toddler GroupSt Margaret's Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This is a local playgroup run by mothers for parent carers and children to meet play together and relax with a coffee/tea. We have access to a two rooms the larger one which has ride ons for the children and a lovely garden for the children to play in. Do come and join us! Aimed at pre-schoolers (Aged 0-4 years) but older siblings are welcome! £2 per family (includes tea, coffee and biscuits) Website
Breastfeeding Support GroupEastwood Centre for Children and Families
This Breastfeeding Support Group is a drop-in group where mothers can get help support and advice about breastfeeding. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. At the group mothers can: get help and advice from other breastfeeding mothers, make friends and socialise, get help with breastfeeding positions and latching techniques, and find out the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child. There is no need to book just drop-in. Mothers may be seen by a male or female practitioner. The times and day may change, please call before attending. 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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