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
- The rowing clubs based on the riverside in Putney
- Excellent transport links into London with overland and underground services
- 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
- Located in the borough of Wandsworth Putney benefits from the cheapest council tax in the country
- The outstanding primary schools attract families to the area
Top things about the area
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.
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.
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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