Located in south London, Putney looks across at Putney the other side of the Thames. It is in the borough of Wandsworth and has plenty of green spaces and is a little on the quiet side.
Although it does not have a great underground service, the overland service to Waterloo is a great commuter asset.
If you are considering a trip to discover Putney then a great idea is by minicab, private hire taxi companies such as Putney’s Elite Car Services have local drivers that know the best way to get around and will take you to the finest places.
Elite Car Service has a computerised system that allows you to pre-book your taxi around Putney, and to arrange a pick up after your shopping spree or after a fine dinner at one of Putney’s finest restaurants.
Despite the affluent nature of Putney, some housing can be found surprisingly affordable partly because of the lack of a good tube service and Wandsworth Council tax is one of the cheapest in London.
Putney is not the most ethnically diverse part of London but it does have a large South African contingent which makes its presence known at big sporting events. There is also quite a large southeast Asian community with a good scattering of Thai restaurants and shops.
The predominance of young professionals and relative wealth of the area makes Putney a quiet and safe place to live.
Putney has a good number of watering holes for the thirsty drinker, the Railway, Fox and Hounds, Normanby, Spotted Horse, Queen Adelaide, Bricklayer’s Arms, Jolly Gardeners, Coat and Badge, Cat’s Back, Hop Pole, The Spencer just to name a few.
Most of the bars are concentrated north of the station towards the river, after closing time the Redback Tavern in the only choice for the late night revellers. Loud and bawdy, you will either love it or hate it.
If clubbing is your thing then the Fez Club is probably the destination for you.
Southwest London in general has plenty of green spaces and Putney is no exception. Putney Heath is small but bijou and has a the Telegraph pub at it’s centre.
Of course Richmond Park is close by, it is one of the largest urban parks in Europe at 2,500 acres. There is also Wimbledon Common to the south, not as large but a great open space full of activities.
Putney High Street together with the Exchange Shopping Centre have all the normal high street outlets, there is also a particularly good range of second hand and charity shops.
Eating out, the oriental food is the best option with the Hare and Tortoise, Cho-san and the Talad Thai being three of the best eateries. If more traditional fare is your preference then look no further than Popesye Steak House on Upper Richmond Road.
For Italian lovers there is a good selection also including; Blades, Isola Del Sole and Al Forno Putney.
Putney can offer most things a person could require from open green spaces to shopping and eating and drinking. It can save a lot of money by staying local rather than heading into the West End.