Putney is a thriving historic riverside town retaining a small town feel with thriving high street and plenty of greens in close proximity. A prehistoric track passed through Putney and there is also evidence of a roman settlement and bridge. It is home to the famous Putney Debates as conducted by Oliver Cromwell which forms the basis of modern democratic government we know today.
Putney Exchange, a wonderful shopping centre nestled in the heart of Putney High Street. The centre is anchored by Waitrose and H&M and there are over 40 other retailers including Waterstones, Gap, Phase Eight, Argos, Superdrug alongside a fantastic collection of independent shops creating a unique mix that is not found in larger shopping centres.
Lacy Road shops are also part of our retail offer at the Putney Exchange. There you will find an eclectic mix of quirky independent shops and some wonderful places to stop, have a drink or a bite to eat.
Putney has been the starting point of the Oxford & Cambridge University Boat Race since 1856. This annual race sets off at the University Stone just up from Putney Bridge. Putney river side is the home to more than 20 rowing clubs that have trained several Olympic champions.
Cycling: The Prudential Ride London-Surrey offers a unique opportunity for UK cycling fans to support their heroes on British roads as the world’s top cyclists take on a stunning route through London and Surrey, the closing stages take the riders through Merton then over Putney Bridge to cross the River Thames. This has become an annual event. Cycle hire is also plentiful in Putney. For more information please visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk
Walking: Enjoy the Thames Path eight-mile route from Putney to Richmond which parallels the route of the Boat Race. Putney Heath is small but pleasant, with woodland and open spaces. Putney faces Fulham across the Thames to enjoy Fulham Palace Museum an intriguing museum that interprets the site’s history an extensive botanical gardens plus an elegant gallery.
Putney is well located and provides excellent transport links. Overland trains from Putney station travel to Waterloo in 20 minutes. Tube services from East Putney and Putney Bridge Underground stations on the District Line provide links with Victoria and there is a river bus service from Putney Pier to Blackfriars. There are several local bus routes including the 14 (to Warren Street), the 22 (to Piccadilly Circus), the 39 (to Clapham Junction), the 220 (to Wandsworth) and the 337 (to Richmond). There are also several buses offering 24 hour services. Putney is well located on the A205 and the A3 allowing fast links with the M25 and beyond.
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