Living in Putney

Lauristons area guide to Putney

Welcome to Putney

Famous as the start of the annual University Boat Race, Putney is a leafy suburb of South West London. Popular with families, young professionals, students, and couples downsizing the area boasts many green and open spaces, excellent transport links, a cosmopolitan café culture as well as excellent leisure facilities, restaurants and bars.  Its fantastic riverside setting further adds to its appeal.

5 reasons to live in Putney

  1. The rowing clubs based on the riverside in Putney
  2. Excellent transport links into London with overland and underground services
  3. The riverside setting – enjoy walking, bike rides and running along the Thames Path or relax at one of the riverside bars watching the world go by
  4. Located in the borough of Wandsworth Putney benefits from the cheapest council tax in the country
  5. The outstanding primary schools attract families to the area

Top things about the area


There's no shortage of parks for running, cycling or for just lazing in on a sunny day. You can also enjoy water sports on the river or just take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank.
Wandsworth Park, located beside the River Thames in the shadow of Putney Bridge, is popular for organised sports, walking, cycling, relaxing and picnicking. The nearby Barnes Common nature reserve is a popular spot with dog walkers

Putney Common is home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. Popular with walkers, whilst Putney Heath is small but pleasant area with the picturesque Telegraph pub located in the middle.
Nearby, Richmond Park – with 2,360-acres is almost three times as large as Central Park In New York. Famous for its amazing views and 600 red and fallow deer.
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With a lively cafe and bar culture you can enjoy yourself any time of the day in Putney. The closeness to the river means any cafe or pub will come with great views.

If you're looking for local culture you can visit the Putney Arts Theatre at the end of Ravenna Road and Upper Richmond Road for excellent amateur theatre.
For shows on the big screen you can visit the Odeon cinema based in Putney.

For those who are more sporty there are a number of options including the local leisure centre with it's indoor swimming pool or for outdoor pursuits there's rowing on the river, local golf and cricket clubs and local running clubs in the parks.
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Putney offers an excellent mix of state and private schools to choose from.

Primary schools
For Outstanding primary education, the most popular schools are Our Lady of Victories, St Mary’s, All Saints CofE and Brandlehow.

For secondary education, there are a number of local outstanding schools including Ashcroft Technology Academy and Elliot School.

For private education, there is The Lion School, The Hurlingham, Putney High and St Pauls in Barnes.
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Average cost of buying and renting
in Putney
1 bed flat
£428,000 - £1,360/pm
2 bed flat
£611,000 - £1,800/pm
3 bed house
£870,000 - £2,350/pm
4 bed house
£12,800,000 - £3,840/pm
Getting around
District line Zone 2 and South Western mainline
District line stations:
East Putney
Putney Bridge
South Western Railway:
Putney Station

Where the locals go

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Properties for sale in Putney

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5 bedroom mid terraced house for sale
Beatrice Place, London, SW19
2 bedroom mid terraced house for sale
Lifford Street, London, SW15
2 bedroom flat for sale
Millenium House, Plaza Gardens, SW15
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Properties to rent in Putney

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£5,750 pcm
6 bedroom semi detached house to rent,
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Roehampton Vale, Roehampton, SW15
£4,500 pcm
3 bedroom flat to rent,
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Putney Wharf Tower, Brewhouse Lane, SW15
£2,500 pcm
3 bedroom flat to rent,
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Chivelston, 78 Wimbledon Park Side, SW19
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