According to reputable estate agents people choose to stick with Putney because there is enough variation to upsize and downsize. The majority of our newcomers are English families from other, more affluent parts of London’s south-west. However, Putney is becoming increasingly popular with European families. Putney is located in the SW15 postal area. It merges with SW18, the Wandsworth code, on the eastern side.
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Extensive, detached red-brick Edwardian houses line Gwendolen Avenue. St Simon’s Avenue, which runs parallel to it, is lined with Edwardian and later detached houses.
Coalecroft Road is a charming street, with Edwardian semis on one side and early Victorian semis. Parkfields is a small, winding lane lined with mostly early Victorian homes.
New and exciting developments in Putney
Dover House Estate, a post-World War I cottage estate established along garden suburb lines by London County Council, has its tiny shopping district along Upper Richmond Road. Take a look at living in Putney-what is life like?
Travel in Putney
Putney is a Zone 2 location with two Underground stations and a train station, which is served by the South Circular Road. Putney Bridge and East Putney Tube stations on the District line’s Wimbledon branch, while Putney station has 15- to 20-minute trains to Waterloo, with most trains stopping at Clapham Junction and Vauxhall.
The No 22, which runs to Oxford Circus via King’s Road and Knightsbridge, and the No 170, which runs to Victoria, are valuable commuter bus services. A Zone 1 annual transport pass costs approx. £1,296.
Conservatives dominate Wandsworth Council. The Band D council tax for those living in the Wimbledon and Putney Common is very affordable.
Lifestyle in Putney
The busy shopping centre is formed by Putney High Street and Upper Richmond Road. London’s largest concentration of estate agents is at the crossroads of these two roads, with 15 firms represented. Only one firm went out of business after the financial crisis of 2007.
Waitrose and Sainsbury’s have big outlets, with H&M, Waterstones, River Island, Phase Eight, Oliver Bonas, Gap, and Tiger also having branches in the covered Putney Exchange Shopping Centre on the High Street. Jigsaw, M&S, and Paperchase have stores on the High Street and Bill’s, Five Guys, Byron, and Franco Manca.
Nightlife in Putney
Pata Negra, a tapas restaurant on Upper Richmond Road, and Casa Manolo, a tapas café on the High Street with a fantastic display of Jamón ibérico, are two independent options.
Tequila Mockingbird and The Toy Shop are two cocktail bars on Putney High Street, as well as Foodilic, a new restaurant franchise focusing on raw, vegetarian, vegan, and organic produce, and Boma Bridge, an all-day restaurant. Just off the High Street, Lacy Road is home to a variety of locally owned stores and cafés plus restaurants, unique hairdressers and wine merchants, and a concept store that encourages us to “Live a Nordic Life.”
Putney large open areas
Putney includes terrific riverside walks along the Thames and the Beverley Brook, a nine-mile trail that runs from New Maldon Station to the Thames near Putney Bridge, passing via Barnes Common and Richmond Park.
The Home Office appoints the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators to look after the 1,140 acres of land that make up Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, and Putney Lower Common. The latter lies half a mile west of Putney town centre and a mile and a half south of the other commons. Around 900 acres of the commons are designated as a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Arts and recreation in Putney
The Putney Theatrical Company, one of the UK’s finest amateur theatre companies, is based at the Putney Arts Theatre on Ravenna Road and Upper Richmond Road.