Neighbouring regions... Putney is in the borough of Wandsworth, click the links to see other regions.
In West London, Putney is one of the main neighbourhoods within the London Borough of Wandsworth. Putney is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, directly opposite Fulham.
Putney is proud of its rowing heritage; in the 19th century, many of the local oarsmen found that rowing in the main part of the Thames was simply too dangerous and they therefore, travelled out to the western region of Putney to practice their sport. A new railway linking Putney to central London also allowed those working in the City to live in Putney and travel to work.
Nowadays, leafy Putney is popular with young families and young professionals seeking peace and quiet while still remaining within zone 2. Being served by the appalling District Line means house prices are more affordable than one would expect for such a desirable part of South West London, and Putney’s tranquillity lends it a “villagey” atmosphere. There are numerous pubs dotted around the area and the high street is home to the usual branches of retail chains; Putney Heath is a pretty open space combining woodland and grass, complete with its own watering hole. Putney is also home to the renowned Half Moon Pub, which hosts open mic nights as well as gigs from up and coming performers.
Beware of the visitors that flood to the area during the annual university boat race when accommodation is exceptionally thin on the ground!