The best of both worlds
Central connections with a small town feel
Always wanted to live near the vibrancy of central London but far enough away to experience hints of rural calm and scenery? Putney is the place. Think riverside views and green strolls through leafy South West London and you have an idea of what it would be like to rent a home here. The streets of Putney have been renowned as one of London’s loveliest spots for years. It is highly sought after by renters due to it’s quiet and safe neighbourhoods and the variety of outdoor activities on offer. Plus, it is right next to the River Thames looking at Fulham and Chelsea across the river. Here is why Putney is one of the most popular places to live in London for both families and young professionals today…
Retreat from the hustle and bustle
Whether it’s the leafy streets, riverside setting, traditional pubs and welcoming independent cafes – or just the lack of skyscrapers – whilst in Putney you could forget you were in the capital altogether. Aside from the odd black cab and big red bus, there is a definite, wholesome, countryside atmosphere to Putney that is a rare quality for London. It is ideal for renters looking for somewhere with a combination of urban amenities and a rural lifestyle. Young professional and those looking to raise a family make up the majority of renters living in this lovely area. Residents enjoy all the convenient local amenities that other London towns provide, the small town feel and semi rural setting, whilst still only commuting six miles or less to central London.
When you do need to get to the hustle and bustle we have great news. Putney offers some of the best transport in South West London including good transport links to central London. The overground and underground rail services are provided by Southwest Trains and TFL (three tube stations on the district line and in zones one and two). The District Line is less frequent than other underground lines but is a great option when you are just popping up to Fulham and Chelsea. The underground from Putney Bridge and East Putney takes around ten minutes to Earls Court and 22 minutes to Piccadilly Circus with a one quick change.
Putney overground meanwhile provides you with access to London and beyond: it is just six minutes by train from Clapham Junction and 15 minutes from Waterloo. The overground service is generally better when faster travel is needed. It is about 20 minutes to Waterloo from Putney and the trains are very regular. There are also lots of good bus services, some of which run 24 hours a day. A novel alternative to the tube or train, some locals take the River Bus from Putney Pier to Canary Wharf Pier. Finally, to provide an idea of what cycling commutes are like – cycling commuters enjoy a half hour ride to Victoria.
Love the outdoors
It is generally very green in SW15. Putney Heath consists of woodland, shrubland, heathland, mown recreation areas and ponds. Home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life and a couple of traditional British pubs. The epitome of combining rural and urban lifestyles. Additional nearby green spaces include, Wimbledon Common, Barnes Green and Richmond Park. At 2,360-acres Richmond Park is almost three times as large as New York City’s Central Park and if famous for its 600 red and fallow deer. Battersea Park and Wandsworth Park – popular for organised sport and picnicking – are also not far away and there are plenty of sports playing fields. On summer weekends residents flock to riverside pubs and cafes after an invigorating morning on the water – there’s a real community of sporting locals.
There is a strong culture of fitness and well-being with tennis, golf and cricket clubs aplenty. More famously, more than 20 rowing clubs have their homes on the riverside in Putney – clubs that have trained several Olympic champions. Asides from rowing the riverside setting is beautiful for walking, bike rides and running along the Thames Path. Or if you prefer more restful weekends, watch the boats and rowers whilst enjoying your beverage of choice at one of the riverside bars.
Putney at a glance
- Approximately 29764 residents
- Average age 37
- 3 green spaces and more closeby
- 2 local cricket pitches
- 3 tube stations, zones 1 and 2
- Over 100 restaurants
- Over 20 bars
- Over 20 rowing clubs
- Part of Wandsworth borough which has the cheapest council tax in the country
- Impressive Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties, 1930s mansion flats and post war blocks of flats
James Anderson are proud to work in this charming area and have helped thousands of Londoners to successfully buy, sell and rent properties here over the last 26 years. Today, property to rent in Putney starts from around £1400 pcm up to £3500 pcm – depending on the size and type of property you are looking for.
Operating from six offices across South West London, James Anderson are experts in this market. With twenty-six years of experience in the area, our friendly and professional team always aim to provide excellent customer service and quality expert advice. Use our branch finder to find your nearest estate agents.