Many house hunters in London think about living in Putney. This once small riverside village, notably famed for being the 15th-century birthplace of Thomas Cromwell, and home to famous photographer Norman Parkinson, is now a prime spot in London. Other notable residents, past and present, include Victorian poet Algernon Swinburne, Historian Edward Gibbon, Prime Minister Clement Attlee, aircraft designer Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe and politician Nick Clegg. That should speak volumes about the status.
Sitting in the Wandsworth borough of southwest London, Putney sits just 6 miles from London centre, so peaks many houses hunter’s interest. They all want to know about schools, performance by the local council, nearby leisure activities, social amenities, crime rates, shopping, and nightlife. Comparing Putney with other districts in London like Chelsea, Fulham, and Clapham, average house-hunters are working professionals and families. So, does the area of London deliver what they want and what can house buyers expect? Let us look.
Area Guide to Living in Putney – London
Transport and Getting Around
Sitting in zone 2 transport links, Putney offers two underground stations belonging to the Wimbledon branch; Putney Bridge and East Putney. Additionally, the train station provides services to Waterloo or Victoria and Vauxhall via the Clapham junction. London commuters also tap into the bus network heading to Victoria, Oxford circus and central London. Otherwise, car drivers use the A3 and south circular. The RB6 water taxi from Putney pier runs to Canary wharf pier, whereas cyclists can get to Victoria within 30 minutes. Many residents agree that Putney offers some of the best transport links in London. For transport, be aware that Putney bridge is one of the busiest places to cross the Thames in London, especially at rush hour.
Schools and Education
Family friend Putney scores well in Ofsted ratings for schools. Schools receiving an outstanding rating for primary education are Our Lady of Victories RC, Ronald Ross, Brandlehow, Greenmead, Saint Mary’s and All Saints Church of England schools. Comprehensive schools with either good or outstanding ratings are Richmond Park Academy, Lady Margaret CofE, Southfields, Ashcroft Technology Academy, Ark Academy, Saint Cecilia’s Church of England.
Meanwhile, for further education choices, look at South Thames College. Private schools are Merlin, Emanuel, Wandsworth, Lion House, Hurlingham, Prospect House, Falcons School, Putney High, Roehampton-based Ibstock Place, Harrodian Swedish School and Saint Paul’s School. Altogether, families tap into 32 primary schools and 12 comprehensives. Additionally, the excellent transport links mean getting to other education facilities around London is easy.
Leisure, Shopping and Nightlife
If parks and outdoor spaces are what you seek, be pleasantly surprised with what Putney offers. Wandsworth Park on the river features scenic green areas, putting green and café, and rowing races feature heavily on social calendars. Whereas on the west side of the river, residents enjoy Barnes common, London wetland and Putney common. Get on the train to the Richmond Park area to step it up, featuring many leisure and sporting activities.
Head to Putney leisure centre during lousy weather, or look on local London Facebook groups to find private gyms, other new establishments and groups like the Arts Theatre and Odeon cinema. If you want a busy party atmosphere for nightlife, head to Clapham since Putney is more sit down, family-friendly entertainment. Prime areas include Richmond Road, offering numerous drinking and eating establishments. Residents also enjoy shopping facilities in streets and areas like Lacy Road, Exchange centre, the high street, and the Saturday market.
Putney Areas for Renting and Property in London
The Putney – London property market features many Edwardian, Victorian, and new houses. Prime areas featuring Victorian homes are Lacy Road, Coalecroft Road and Parkfields conservation area. Meanwhile, Edwardian houses are around Deodar Road, and flats are in Kenilworth court, Art Deco Fair acres, Manor fields, the upper Richmond Road, Putney Wharf Tower, and Highland Heath.
Despite being prestigious and secure with significant rises in property values over the last decade, house hunters will easily find housing worth under 1 million. Otherwise, many single working professionals rent rooms, and for privacy, most rental properties are new flats. Popular areas to live in are London’s Square, Putney rise, Langham square, Emerald square, and Putney square.
Example Property for Sale
This bright and spacious three-bedroom apartment within Putney’s most prestigious 1930s built mansion block building covers 1,108 square metres. The apartment sits on Selwyn House’s ground floor, and benefits from an additional storage unit situated within the roof space of the block and its private, secure garage.
Residents of Manor Fields enjoy eleven acres of beautifully cultivated and landscaped communal grounds, off-street parking, porterage and 24-hour security. Set back from Putney Hill, Manor Fields offers easy access to the varied High Street amenities and excellent rail and road transport links into Central London. This property has no onward chain. (For more details, contact us quoting Selwyn House Putney, London SW15)
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