The lowdown: Putney
Situated between the dual attractions of the river and the heath, Putney is appreciated for its green spaces. Putney’s riverfront, with its picturesque jumble of boat houses, is one of London’s prettiest riverside walks.
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Average house prices in Putney
One bedroom flat: £456,00
Two bedroom flat: £640,00
Two bedroom house: £682,000
Three bedroom house: £905,000
Four bedroom house: £1.22 million.
Average rental prices in Putney
One bedroom flat: £1,314 a month
Two bedroom flat: £1,961 a month
Two bedroom house: £1,915 a month
Three bedroom house: £2,389 a month
Four bedroom house: £3,155 a month
Putney has many state primary schools rated “excellent” by Ofsted. They are: Brandlehow; Our Lady of Victories RC; St Mary’s CofE; All Saints’ CofE; Ronald Ros; Our Lady Queen of Heaven RC and St Michael’s CofE. The two best performing state comprehensive schools at GCSE are Ashcroft Technology Academy and Ark Putney Academy. See our full list here.
Shopping is centred on Putney High Street, including the Putney Exchange shopping centre, and Lower Richmond Road. There are large branches of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose and high street brands such as Topshop, Paperchase, Laura Ashley, River Island and Jigsaw. Dovers of Putney is a long-standing florist on the parade by the station. See our full list here.
Putney railway station has trains to Waterloo via Clapham Junction and Vauxhall; the journey time to Waterloo is around 17 minutes. Putney East and Putney Bridge Underground stations are on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line. All stations are in Zone 2 and an annual travelcard to Zone 1 costs £1,284.
In Putney's riverside piazza, there are two pubs and a restaurant, all with outside tables. Nearby the Putney Pantry is a popular café in St Mary’s church. Enoteca Turi is a long-standing popular Italian restaurant. Along Upper Richmond Road, Bibo is a newish Italian restaurant, and Artisan Coffee is an independent coffee shop.
Leisure and the arts
The Odeon in the high street is the local multiplex cinema. The Putney Arts Theatre in a converted church is home to two amateur theatre companies. The Putney Leisure Centre is the local council-owned swimming pool and the Roehampton Cricket Club on Putney Heath opened in 1842 and is one of the oldest in the country.
Putney has riverside walks along the Thames, the Beverley Brook and over its heaths and commons. The riverside is bookended by two parks; Leader’s Gardens, which has tennis courts and a café, and Wandsworth Park with a sports field, bowling green and tennis courts.
£3,795,000: this seven-bedroom detached house is located in the heart of Putney Heath. The house has a garage, off-street parking and a private rear garden, with a patio area for entertaining.
£1,695,000: beautifully modernised and extended, this Victorian four-bedroom family home is located in a prestigious road in a quiet area.
£759,950: this four-bedroom property is bright and attractive and benefits from a garden and gated off-street parking.
£3,250,000: Lynton Lodge is a beautiful double fronted Victorian villa boasting period features, five bedrooms and a large private rear garden.