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In the borough of Wandsworth, Putney lies roughly five miles from Charring Cross, famed for being the starting point for the University Boat Race; it is an affluent area with attractive architecture, situated right next to the River Thames.

The average property rental in Putney is £611 per week, with the average property price estimated at £723,267. Putney is mainly made up of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties, as well as 20th C architecture, however contemporary riverside properties have popped up in the Southwest area in recent years.

The most desirable area in Putney is between Putney Heath and Barnes Common, located west of Putney’s high street; here you’ll find townhouses, semi-detached properties and grand Victorian villas. For more affordable property head to West and East Putney, and to areas around Putney Heath.

Period homes can be found on Gwendolen Avenue, Malbrook Drive and St Simon’s Avenue, whereas Vantage is the place to venture to if you are in the market for a riverside flat, North of the river you’ll find more substantial gardens and homes if you are looking for something on a larger scale.

Standard of Living in Putney

Putney is a great mixture of cosmopolitan and country, with excellent shopping and a myriad of parks. A charming, small town next to the River Thames, it is ideal for leisurely walks, bike rides or a light jog; the Thames path runs eight miles from Richmond to Putney so it is ideal for exercising.

For relaxation pick from one of the many riverside bars to spend an afternoon or visit Putney Common and Putney Heath, where there is woodland and ponds to explore amongst the open space. Putney attracts a predominantly middle to upper class population and families, due to its outstanding primary schools in the area.

Other Living necessities in Putney

There are some excellent schools to choose from in Putney, primary schools that have achieved outstanding by Ofsted include, Lions House School, Our Lady Victories Catholic Primary School and St Marys CoFE Primary School. Hotham Primary School and Hurlingham School both achieved good in their Ofsted inspections.

Ashcroft Technology Academy is a secondary school that has achieved outstanding from Ofsted, whereas ARK Putney Academy and Parayhouse achieved good from Ofsted.

Putney High Street is a busy hub of shops and restaurants, and The Exchange Shopping Centre has a number of nice independent and popular chain stores, as well as your regular supermarkets chains.

Putney is home to a library located on Disraeli Road in SW15, the area also has around fifteen different places of worship for a variety of faiths. It is home to two very attractive green spaces, Putney Heath and Putney Common. 

Places to visit near Putney

Nearby you’ll find Wandsworth Museum, where you can learn about the history of the London borough. Close by is also Fulham Palace Museum where there are a variety of activities to partake in including guided walks around the palace gardens, and monthly historically tours.

In neighbouring Barnes you’ll find an urban wildlife site, where you can spot bitterns and kingfishers, there is an adventure playground for children to enjoy and it is also home to a bat house.

Wimbledon is south of Putney and the pretty village makes for a nice day trip, as does a visit to Fulham for shopping or venture to Richmond Park, the largest urban park in Europe, to spot red and fallow deer.

Putney Council Tax

Putney is in the borough of Wandsworth and council tax in comparison to other areas of London and the UK is very reasonable. Band A is around £450 a year, with Band D just short of £700 and rising to roughly £1,400 for Band H. If you live in Putney Commons and Putney Heath there is a small conservation levy to pay additionally that funds the upkeep of the open spaces.