Southwest London

Divided between west and east by a busy high street, just across the river from chic Fulham, and close to Richmond Park, Putney almost has it all.


Various studies have extolled the benefits of living near water, from improved mental health to longer lifespans. And regardless of whether they’re true, living close to the sea or a river is just…lovely. Which is an adjective that also perfectly describes Putney.

With the Thames to the North, and some of London’s finest green spaces in Richmond Park, Putney Heath, and Wimbledon Common to the south, it really is the best of both worlds. And that’s before you take into account the wide selection of places to eat and drink, from high-end restaurants to cozy neighbourhood cafes, great schools, and a fine stock of £1m+ homes. 

Putney marks the start of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, with the crews setting off from a concrete bollard called The University Stone on Putney Embankment. And that rowing passion is front and centre for the rest of the year, with numerous clubs, amateurs, and professionals enjoying the river. If you’re looking for a new hobby, rowing might just be it. And if not, you can just enjoy the show from the numerous riverside pubs like The Duke’s Head and the Boathouse. Transport-wise, it's just 20 minutes to Waterloo from Putney, but feels a world away, offering true catharsis from a busy day in the city. There are two Tubes, and the M4 and M25 are easily accessible by car. At home, a bike is a must-have to get around the area in fine weather.

Highly desirable 5 and 6-bed family homes sit on Castello Avenue and St Simon’s Avenue, while the riverside is dotted with chic developments of varying sizes like Putney Plaza and London Square Putney.

For schools, there’s a range of local state and private schools. Our Lady of Victories, Hotham Primary School and Brandlehow Primary School are popular up to 11. With ARK Putney Academy and Ashcroft Technology Academy being great secondary options. And for private schools, there’s The Roche School, Putney High for girls and St Paul’s School for boys.

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Reuben Van Zummeren

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Reuben is a highly regarded Putney estate agent with over a decade’s worth of experience operating across South-West London and in particular, in Putney, where he has both lived and worked for years.


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