About this office
Hamptons Putney estate agent has both sales and lettings teams, including a specific valuer for lettings in this prime rental area. The office handles property in Putney itself as well as areas of Roehampton and parts of Wandsworth. Property here is really varied, from high-specification one- and two-bedroom flats with concierge and gym facilities, to generous family homes and mansion flats. The team will be delighted to advise you on all your property requirements.
Why move to Putney?
Putney can be found south of the river Thames, close to central London. It's a vibrant area - a real melting pot for different cultures and people and a fantastic place to live in the ever-popular capital city of the UK. In Putney you'll find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes serving up foods from every single corner of the globe. Putney station offers direct trains to central London via Waterloo station. It's a really popular suburb for commuters to settle in because of the close proximity it shares with central London. Putney boasts great transport links with other areas of the UK and Europe thanks to strong road and rail links, plus it’s within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports and major seaports at Dover. Putney has all the local amenities you'd hope to find in any well-located London suburb while also having its own charm and the advantage of being just a stone's throw from central London itself.
A little bit of history
Until 1889 Putney was part of the ‘Hundred of Brixton’ parishes and was actually in Surrey. It was then grouped with Wandsworth to be part of Greater London. The area appears in the Domesday Book as a river crossing, and in the 1840s it was still connected to Fulham by a wooden bridge. The new stone incarnation, still standing today, opened in 1886 and is the starting point of the famous annual Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.
Architecture and property
Property in Putney varies from new, modern builds to old, restored Victorian and Edwardian-era houses. There's something for everyone and every family in Putney. Some of the most coveted addresses include St Simon’s Avenue where there are generous 1920s properties; Deodar Road with direct access to the Thames; Bristol Gardens, which is surrounded by Putney Heath; period conversion apartments in Keswick Road or mansion blocks in Kenilworth Court. A number of large developments of modern apartments have been built in recent years along the riverbanks and Upper Richmond Road.
Shopping and amenities
Putney Market is popular with locals and takes place every Saturday in St Mary’s Church Square, with stalls for farm produce, fresh seafood, baking and deli items. There is supermarket shopping convenient for the High Street including a Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco Express. The High Street also has the usual stores including Boots, Starbucks and hair salons, while The Exchange shopping centre has more national name retailers like Waterstones and Oliver Bonas.
Putney has a great selection of nightlife spots including The Dukes Head, a popular pub with great food and an impressive riverside view. Lower Richmond Road is also home to a variety of pubs and restaurants including The Half Moon, which offers live music (previous performers include The Who and the Rolling Stones). International cuisine from around the globe can be enjoyed here, from tapas at Pata Negra to Scandi treats at Nordic café, Blåbär, just off the High Street. The buzzy nightlife of Clapham is just five minutes’ away by train.
The Thames waterfront is central to living in Putney: east of the Bridge you’ll find riverside restaurants and pubs, plus the popular Putney Wharf development, while on the west bank there are boathouses and walking paths. On sunny weekends, Putney Heath is popular with walkers, while Wimbledon and Putney Commons are also readily accessible. Richmond Park, with its 2,500 acres of enclosed green space, is the largest open space in London, and can be accessed on foot or by bus. Wandsworth Park backs onto the river and is also a great spot for walking.
Putney has long been a popular area for families, with an impressive choice of state and independent schools in the area plus a vast array of nurseries for smaller children. There are 32 primary schools in the Putney catchment including 12 rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are also excellent secondary schools, with Ashcroft Technology Academy and Paddock School proving popular. Independent schools include Putney High School for girls and Hall School Wimbledon. Roehampton University is also very close with a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Putney has two local underground stations, both on the Wimbledon branch of the District line in Zone 2: East Putney and Putney Bridge, the latter on the Fulham side. Putney overground station has fast trains to Waterloo or slower services that stop at Clapham Junction for trains to Victoria. There are also bus links locally. The A3 and M3 major roads are easily accessible and offer links to the wider motorway network including the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports.