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Nowadays associated with the sport of rowing – the world-famous Cambridge v Oxford Boat Race has taken place annually since 1856 from Putney to Mortlake – Putney is more than just a mecca for watersports, delightful though it is to work, rest and play in this wonderful part of the on the river at the south western edge of the capital.
Traversing the streets and byways in and around the beautiful and iconic Putney Bridge which traverses the River Thames, one almost experiences a village-like feel within one of the world’s major cities.
It is no wonder Putney is popular with both those who spend their time living and working within its boundaries and those who travel into the City for work and enjoy coming home in the evening to its relaxed feel.
What a property buying agent can purchase
· £1m buys: A two-bedroom spacious flat in a luxury block. Or a four-bedroom end terrace house, with off-street parking.
· £3m buys: A four-bedroom detached house, with a good garden.
· £5m buys: An eight-bedroom detached house, with good garden.
· £6.5m buys: A stunning six-bedroom detached house, with 6,000 square feet of living space on a generous plot.
Best hotels in Putney
The Lodge Hotel (https://www.thelodgehotellondon.com) is a lovely boutique hotel which keeps you right in the heart of the area. If it’s bed and breakfast you are looking for and then a chance to explore Putney’s many eateries at night, then try The Hurlingham (http://www.londonbedbreakfast.co.uk). A little further afield from Putney itself but worth it if you don’t mind a small travel in and out of the area is The Chelsea Harbour Hotel (https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/the-chelsea-harbour-hotel/?cid=gplaces-the-chelsea-harbour-hotel)
Best restaurants in Putney
Gazette (https://gazettebrasserie.co.uk) is a chic and relaxed brassiere with a great atmosphere lunchtimes or evenings. Isola del Sole (https://www.isoladelsole.co.uk) offers authentic Sardinian cuisine in a busy and vibrant setting. MaGoa (http://www.magoaputney.co.uk) is a family-run Goan restaurant where the food is cooked with love and offered with fabulous service.
Best schools in Putney
Putney High School (www.putneyhigh.gdst.net) is a mainstream independent school for girls aged 11 to 18 where, unsurprisingly, rowing is a big part of the curriculum. Hurlingham School (www.hurlinghamschool.co.uk) offers education of a proven quality to boys and girls aged 4-11. Merlin School (www.merlinschool.net) offers places to boys and girls aged 4-8 and is proud to say its wizard hat logo pre-dates Harry Potter!
Buying Agents Putney Fact
Putney Bridge is the only bridge in Britain to be flanked by churches on both ends. On the north bank is All Saints' church, whose churchyard was partly dug up when the bridge was widened in 1926 and required 15 graves to be removed and re-sited. On the south bank is St Mary's church, the site of the famous Putney Debates on the English constitution.
How to get to Putney from central London
Train: 12 mins tube travel to West End of London
Car: 35 mins to central London