Living in Putney

A Chestertons area guide to Putney

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Welcome to Putney

Putney and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of housing from palatial Edwardian villas, Victorian terraced family homes to purpose built Art Deco apartments. In addition to period housing stock, our office in Putney has also seen an increase in modern developments along the river and off the High Street.

However, it’s not just the quality of properties that make the area so attractive. Putney has plenty to offer everyone.  Its riverside location, leafy and green open spaces, a prosperous shopping area and buzzing restaurants and bars make it an ideal place to be, for both professionals and families. On top of all this, great transport links into central London and out towards Berkshire offer the perfect balance between city life and the suburbs.

•Period properties
•Close to the river
•Good restaurants
•Independent shops
•Excellent schools
•Open space


  • Entertainment & nightlife

    Putney has a good selection of pubs and bars. Although there’s a lack of nightclubs in Putney, that doesn’t mean that a good night out can’t be enjoyed in the area.
    There’s also a cinema and a community theatre for those seeking some culture.

    Best place for a date

    Try the Toy Shop Bar for distinctive cocktails- our favourite is a Slinky Margarita, a twist on the original margarita, it contains bee-pollen infused tequila and grapefruit oils.

    Their vegetarian menu also comes highly recommended. 

  • Parks & recreation

    It’s common to see runners and cyclists making the most of the local parks such as Putney Heath, Wandsworth Park and the famous Richmond Park, to name just a few.  Along the river, walkers can enjoy the Putney to Richmond Thames Path walk, an 8 mile meander that follows the course of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

    For those who love being on (or in) the water, Putney has both a canoeing club and a diving club.
    The Putney Sub Aqua Club holds diving sessions both in the UK and abroad, as well as local social events. The Putney Bridge Canoe Club offers training and open water sessions for all levels of canoeists and kayakers, on the Thames and further afield.

  • Restaurants & shopping

    Putney has a lot to offer in terms of cafes, bars and restaurants. Of course, there are many traditional British pubs to choose from too, some located right on the river bank itself. 

    We've selected a few of our favourite places that help make Putney unique:

    Best place for breakfast

    If you fancy something other than bacon and eggs, Kitchenette offers Mediterranean style breakfasts such as Aegean Golden toast or Menemen (tomato, thyme, peppers and egg with Turkish bread and yoghurt) alongside the more familiar full English breakfast.

    Best place for a coffee

    If you’re a bit of a coffee fiend, Artisan may be of interest to you.  After spending a year working in the coffee regions of Uganda, owners Edwin and Magda decided to open a café in Putney following the growing trend of independently owned coffee shops across the capital.

  • Schools

    Parents and children have a mix of excellent state and private schools to choose from.
    Notable primary schools include All Saints, Our Lady of Victories, St Mary’s, Brandelhow, Hotham, Hurlingham and Prospect House. 
    Private secondary education in the area includes the highly sought after Putney High School for girls, Ibstock School and Kings College Wimbledon. St Pauls and the Harrodian schools are also within reach.

  • Transport & travel

    Getting around London from Putney is easy due to good transport links. 

    East Putney – District line

    Southfields – District line

    Wimbledon Park – District line

    Wimbledon – District line

    The mainline stations of Putney and Wandsworth Town have routes into London Waterloo and out towards Reading and Windsor, making it an ideal location to access both central London and the nearby counties. 

    Drivers too benefit from Putney’s location. The A3 and M4 offer easy access to the M25, Heathrow & Gatwick airports and access out of London towards the South West.

...with wood and water, common and hill, there will always be an element of freshness and openness in Putney, seldom to be obtained so near London

Sir Walter Besant 1906
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