Putney is enjoying a renaissance. In the 18th century, it was a riverside parish popular with wealthy London merchants, some of whom built estates on former royal parkland.
With the 19th-century railway boom came substantial homes for middle-class commuters.
The 20th century added flats, both conversions and purpose-built, and during the past decade fancy riverside apartments and office-to-residential schemes have been added to the mix. Younger singles and couples tend to choose east and central Putney, which is cheaper, whereas families look further south and west within the area.
Tileman House, above, in Upper Richmond Road is the latest arrival, with 56 flats, all with outside space, plus a communal podium garden. East Putney Tube station is a five-minute walk away. Prices from £699,995. Call Crest Nicholson on 020 3640 7577.