A very warm welcome to Putney and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.
You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869.
We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.
Today, over 150 years since we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.
Yours sincerely,Harriet Francis - Head of Lettings
Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Putney
Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Putney, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning
and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.
A little bit of history
“A big WELCOME and enjoy”
Until 1889 Putney was part of the ‘Hundred of Brixton’ parishes and was actually in Surrey. It was then grouped with Wandsworth to be part of Greater London. The area appears in the Domesday Book as a river crossing, and in the 1840s it was still connected to Fulham by a wooden bridge. The new stone incarnation, still standing today, opened in 1886 and is the starting point of the famous annual Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.
Property in Putney varies from new, modern builds to old, restored Victorian and Edwardian-era houses. There’s something for everyone and every family in Putney. Some of the most coveted addresses include St Simon’s Avenue where there are generous 1920s properties; Deodar Road with direct access to the Thames; Bristol Gardens, which is surrounded by Putney Heath; period conversion apartments in Keswick Road or mansion blocks in Kenilworth Court. A number of large developments of modern apartments have been built in recent years along the riverbanks and Upper Richmond Road.
Why move to Putney?
In Putney you’ll find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and cafes serving up foods from every single corner of the globe. Putney station offers direct trains to central London via Waterloo station. It’s a really popular suburb for commuters to settle in because of the close proximity it shares with central London. Putney boasts great transport links with other areas of the UK and Europe thanks to
strong road and rail links, plus it’s within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports and major seaports at Dover. Putney has all the local amenities you’d hope to find in any well-located London suburb while also having its own charm and the advantage of being just a stone’s throw from central London itself.
Putney has two local underground stations, both on the Wimbledon
branch of the District line in Zone 2: East Putney and Putney Bridge, the latter on the Fulham side. Putney Overground station has fast trains to Waterloo or slower services that stop at Clapham Junction for trains to Victoria. There are also bus links locally. The A3 and M3 major roads are easily accessible and offer links to the wider motorway network including the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
The Thames waterfront is central to living in Putney: east of the Bridge you’ll find riverside restaurants and pubs, plus the popular Putney Wharf development, while on the west bank there are boathouses and walking paths. On sunny weekends, Putney Heath is popular with walkers, while Wimbledon and Putney Commons are also readily accessible. Richmond Park, with its 2,500 acres of enclosed green space, is the largest open space in London, and can be accessed on foot or by bus. Wandsworth Park backs onto the river and is also a great spot for walking.
Putney has long been a popular area for families, with an impressive choice of state and independent schools in the area plus a vast array of nurseries for smaller children. There are 32 primary schools in the Putney catchment including 12 rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are also excellent secondary schools, with Ashcroft Technology Academy and Paddock School
proving popular. Independent schools include Putney High School for girls and Hall School Wimbledon. Roehampton University is also very close with a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Putney Market is popular with locals and takes place every Saturday in St Mary’s Church Square, with stalls for farm produce, fresh seafood, baking and deli items.
Putney and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.
Here are a few notable names...
Pierce Brosnan Actor
Jack Whitehall Comedian
David Mckee Illustrator, Cartoonist
Sir Richard Branson British Entrepreneur
Dennis Waterman Actor
Sophie Simnett Actress
Dustin Demri-Burns Actor and Comedian
Anna Calvi Singer and Songwriter
E. M. Forster Author
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Author of Frankenstein
Welcome to Jones Lambell Ellis Architects
within the practice. This is something that we specialise in and maintain a dedicated team internally to enable us to offer this important service to each of our clients.
Could you illustrate an example of a residential project you’ve worked on locally and the outcome for your client?
The owners of our Wandsworth Family Home project asked us to embark upon the full refurbishment of this property in south London. They wanted us to transform a house with a tired and dated ’90s minimalist aesthetic into a beautiful and comfortable family home.
Tell us about the background of Jones Lambell Ellis?
Established in 1994 by founders Peter Jones and Ron Lambell, veterans of the architecture and interior design industries, Jones Lambell Ellis Studio has been built on a reputation for excellence in design and the technical expertise we bring to each project. Working mainly in the high-end residential sector, we work closely with our clients – always striving to exceed their expectations. We create beautiful, well-considered spaces with a style that is elegant and relaxed – modern, but with a nod towards the traditional.
The practice has always been design-led, meaning that design was always the foremost consideration in the development of the practice. The founding partners were always careful that the practice not grow to a size where the partners would lose control of the output from the office, and this remains very much the case. Jones Lambell Ellis Studio is very much an architectural practice, but because the founders had their origins in and interior design company, the company always saw a strong link with interior design.
Could you summarise your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?
The initial enquiry is followed up by telephone call from partner to obtain further details of the potential project. If we are able to assist with the project a visit to the property is arranged, which will be conducted by either a partner or a senior architect, along with the owner(s). At this meeting the scope of the project will be discussed. Based on this discussion, a detailed fee proposal is then compiled and issued, and if accepted, then the design process beginswith a sketch scheme.
What characteristics set you apart from other practices?
The technical expertise that we have as a resource
As with many projects for older and period properties, the house had been altered and added to over many years. This resulted in an irregular and disproportionate overall structure, with room layouts that were no longer appealing to a modern family lifestyle.
We had a meeting with our clients on site, and had a wide-ranging discussion about what they wanted to achieve. We discussed the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to be included, as well as additional structures - in this case, a garden room.
Once the planning application had been approved, we started on the structural construction drawings. These include elevations of all the spaces and scheduling to cover new lighting, sanitaryware, ironmongery and other interior features. The construction phase is exciting for everyone concerned, and the JLE team members working directly on the project regularly went to the site to liaise with the contractor. We communicated directly with the contractors to enable them to undertake the work adhering exactly to the design proposals.
This project was a very enjoyable process, as our clients were fully engaged with the necessary design decisions and made some excellent suggestions. Even if a suggestion couldn’t be fully included, we would all work around it to find a solution!
This transformation required several structural alterations for practical reasons, but in essence, the overall room layouts were almost there and only needed small tweaks.
After a five-month planning and design process, and a 12-month construction process, the end result was exactly what our clients had requested –a beautiful, elegant and comfortable family home.
What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?
Seeing and hearing the reactions of clients when they finally move into the homes we create for them.
Pubs & Live Music
The Half Moon
The Half Moon has been rolling with the good times at Putney Bridge on the banks of the Thames for decades. Whether it’s the live music or a rumbling belly that brings you to our doors, we’re sure you’ll like what you find inside. From expertly poured pints & seasonal British pub food, to live entertainment and private parties, we do it all, and we do it well!93 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1EU. 020 8780 9383
The Duke’s Head
A grand Victorian grade II listed building that has watched over the River Thames in Putney for nearly 150 years. Sitting at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, she has enjoyed this uniquely British battle of the oars for over a Century. With bright, riverside views the versatile private hire spaces within the pub are ideal for drinks, birthday parties, sit down meals and family gatherings. Whether you’re looking for a venue to host your wedding, a corporate meeting or simply get together with friends to enjoy the Putney riverside views, the Dukes Head ticks every box.
8 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1ER. 020 8788 2552
Fox & Hounds
In the heart of Putney, opposite the mainline train station (Putney) and five minutes’ walk from the local tube (East Putney) we are the perfect pub to get your fix of sports on 11 different screens. Great food and drink are served all day, including loads of amazing deals.
167 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6AA. 020 8788 1912
The Coat & Badge
Known for our lively pub garden, attentive staff, seasonal food and drinks menus, there’s no wonder that SW15 can’t get enough of the C&B. Situated a 5 minute walk from Putney station away from the hustle and bustle of Putney high street, we’re the perfect spot for that first date, a catch up with family a friends, or that extra special celebration or party. A famous destination for sports, our game day atmosphere is unmatched, with both Sky Sports & BT Sport available, and the best rugby and football fans this side of the river. Our menus change with the seasons, highlighting fresh, British ingredients, and our beautiful Sunday Roasts are stacked high with Yorkshire puddings and gravy.
8 Lacy Rd, London SW15 1NL. 020 8788 4900
“Wet your whistle”
An all glass building with 3 floors, we have the most stunning iconic views of the river Thames. Located a short walk from Putney station, yet tucked away from the noise of Putney high street, why would you look anywhere else. Cosy up by the fire in the bar, or warm up under our heaters on either our stunning balcony or garden terrace, sipping on a full-bodied red as rain patters against the glass. Our head chef and his team have carefully designed a food menu crafted with the freshest, seasonal British ingredients inspired by the sea. So be it hand dived, or line caught, we’re trying to do our part for the future.
32 Brewhouse Lane, London SW15 2JX. 020 8789 0476
Be At One, Cocktail Bar
The original party starters shaking up some magic in London. No matter the occasion we’ve got the tunes, cocktails, and vibe to get you in the mood. Over 100 cocktails to choose from and the happiest of Happy Hours, expert bartenders ready to get the party started and bars made for dancing on; we really know how to throw a party. But don’t take our word for it, book your table now.
30 Putney High St, London SW15 1SQ. 020 8780 5252
Prince of Wales
A stone’s throw away from East Putney tube station and Putney rail station, you’ll find us sitting on the corner of Upper Richmond Road. A beautiful Victorian boozer that aims to give each guest who pops by a warm welcome – ideal for those chilly winter evenings. You’ll find plenty of seats inside, a cosy nook by the fireplace or the ideal setting for dinners in our dining room. We’re a neighbourhood gem.
138 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2SP. 020 8788 1552
Should you wish to wet your whistle in Putney you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Putney. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.
The Spotted Horse
Great food, drink, and even better service. We’ve got handcrafted cocktails, plentiful small plates, indulgent sharers, signature Sunday roasts and light dishes made from the best seasonal and locally sourced, British produce. Not to mention our wide array of distilled spirits, fine wines, expertly poured draught beer and cask ales.
122 Putney High St, London SW15 1RG. 020 8788 0246
Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Putney!
Artisan is a coffee focused, fun loving space that flirts with pushing design boundaries. We have built everything by hand around the Barista, so they have the space they need to prepare the most beautiful coffees. Our Baristas treat each cup like a fine chef does a meal, taking pride and time to ensure each coffee is flawless. We continuously adjust the grind to allow for changes in the atmosphere, which is just one of the many steps we take to make sure your espresso is just right.
203 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6SG. 07712 657477
Cappuccino Arts Café
Let us introduce ourselves! We are Ali and Monika, the proprietors of Cappuccino Arts Café. Our family-run business is a community hub ready to serve you all your home comforts. Now with more space inside for comfortable post-lockdown socialising and a live music stage, for all those of us who are craving a bit of culture in our lives.
204 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6TD. 020 8780 2964
Social Brew Café
Your one stop shop to Award-winning Speciality Coffee, Smoothies, Açai Bowls, Home-made meals & so much more! We’ve only been here for 3 years, but 3 amazing years with Awards from TimeOut London 2018 & Global Hospitality 2019 & 2020!
38-40 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1JP. 020 8785 4882
Speciality Coffee Bar in the heart of East Putney with Cornish roots and a passion for buying local… Cornish Coffee and Tea, Pastries, Brunch Bites, Artisan Sandwiches, Cornish Ice Cream, Milkshakes, English Wines, Cornish Ciders & Beers, Cocktails, Espresso Martini Milkshakes, Deli + Bottle Shop. We have got it all covered.
140 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2SW.
Built in 1990, Putney Exchange Shopping Centre is a premium shopping destination located in the centre of Putney, Southwest London and provides a vibrant and attractive shopping environment blending a mixture of well-known High Street brands with an eclectic mix of independent retailers.
High Street, London SW15 1TW. 020 8780 1056
Adornments has a unique understanding of its customers’ needs and treats every individual customer as special. It provides this personal service for everyone who comes through its doors, whether the customer is a regular or a first-time visitor. My customers tend to favour smart, casual clothing including items that function as daywear but can work with the right accessories for evenings and special occasions. Practicality is also a key feature; accessories are therefore carefully considered, ranging from handbags and scarves to jewellery and footwear.”
09 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6SQ. 07766 172035
Since we started in 2002, we have sold to over 40,000 happy customers and earned an enviable reputation for client service. We handpick every item from the most coveted wardrobes and fashion cupboards. All our items are in impeccable condition or are brand new. We guarantee the authenticity of all our items so you can shop with confidence.
8 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG. 0800 772 0207
An independent British menswear brand specialising in high-quality, great fitting wardrobe essentials. We collaborated with likeminded people from the health, fitness and sport industries to help perfect our approach – gaining a deeper understanding of the athletic body shape and identifying what they, and we, really want from our menswear.
EXPERT WOOD FLOORING SOLUTIONS
With more than 25 years of experience, The Ultimate Flooring is a leading provider of wood flooring and restoration services in Richmond upon Thames, serving Middlesex, Surrey, and London.
They specialise in restoring old, worn floors to their former glory, making them look brand new again. Additionally, they offer a wide range of services that includes the sale and installation of vinyl, laminate, and commercial flooring.
So, if you're looking to give your worn-out wood flooring a new lease on life, look no further than The Ultimate Flooring.
Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Putney!
ODEON Luxe Putney
We have 3 luxury screens, all with stunning RealD 3D. Every seat on every row at ODEON Luxe Putney has been expertly designed so you can relax and recline during your film. We provide State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals.
26 Putney High St, London SW15 1SN. 0333 014 4501
Multiplex cinema chain showing the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats. Southside boasts a 14-screen Cineworld multiplex cinema showing the latest blockbusters and Bollywood films. The cinema is a great place to relax.
Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 4TF.
Canal Cafe Theatre
Award-winning Canal Café Theatre has been perched on the edge of the Regent’s Canal since the 70’s . It is a renowned comedy, cabaret, and theatre venue and over the years has helped launch some of the biggest names in Comedy ranging from John Oliver to the League of Gentlemen to Miranda Hart. Other notable comedians to have trodden the boards of the Canal include Eddie Izzard, The Mighty Boosh, Catherine Tate and Dara O’Briain to name but a few. Please look at our website for upcoming performances and events.
13 Westbourne Terrace Rd, London W2 6NG. 020 7289 6054
The Clapham Grand London’s iconic, palace of modern variety since 1900. In recent years The Grand has revived its original mission: the perfect blend of variety and quality. With themed film screenings or an irreverent take on bingo one night, and world-class comedians, musicians and DJs the next, we’re reinventing the best of the past for new audiences, 21-25, The Clapham Grand, St John’s Hill, London SW11 1TT. 020 7223 6523
Our major renovation heralds a vibrant new era for our artistic community, and we were delighted to re-open our wonderful theatre with our summer theatrical season, presented in partnership with the Kensington + Chelsea Festival. Over 24 performances were hosted in our theatre during the festival, including music, dance, and cabaret, as well as full programme of activities in and around the piazza outside. A variety of events and activities continue for our local community, we’ll be presenting the best in fringe comedy, drama, and performance.
7, World’s End Place, London SW10 0DR. 020 7352 1967
Battersea Arts Centre
A hub for everyone’s creativity, based in an iconic building with a radical history. We support people to take creative risks to inspire change in their communities. Housed in a iconic Victorian town hall our rich heritage and beautiful architecture and creative flair make it London’s most ideal location. We hold many contemporary performances from companies from around the globe and locally too, with opportunity to hire our rooms to our local community. Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN. 020 7223 2223
Putney Arts Theatre
Putney Arts Theatre is home to two theatre groups, as well as having exhibitions, events and outside performance groups in regularly from the local community. We are driven by a community of active members that includes local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London. Being the base of both Putney Theatre Company and Group 64 Youth Theatre, we are driven by the hard work of our adult members and the playful experimentation of our youth. Ravenna Rd, London SW15 6AW. 020 8788 6943
Family days out
Putney is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.
Continuing northwards from the Windmill up to the A3 and beyond, the plateau of Putney Heath is characterised by extensive areas of heathland, interspersed with groups of trees. The mounds of Roehampton Hills were formed in the late 60s by spoil from the nearby A3 cutting, an ideal area for sledging when it snows! North of the A3, the Heath is comprised of woodland and a series of open glades, including The Frying Pan, a popular area for picnicking.
Putney Heath, London SW15 3SU www.wpcc.org.uk/the-commons/putneyheath
Putt in the Park
Situated in the heart of Battersea Park, Putt in the Park offers an experience like no other be it seasoned pro or golfing newbie. Expertly designed to accommodate all ages you’ll slalom your way through sidewinding slopes, cascades and rockeries as tree-top adventures weave through the canopies above. Sit kitchen-side while you tot up your scores in our clubhouse as our talented chefs prepare traditional Neapolitan pizza from our wood-fired pizza oven, or simply enjoy a walk in the park with a cup of our delicious coffee.
Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4NJ. 020 7228 4946
Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Wimbledon and Putney Commons are 1,140 acres of countryside amidst the urban surroundings of Wimbledon, Putney, and Kingston-upon-Thames. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, the Commons provide an important home for wildlife and a place for visitors to relax and unwind. Please enjoy your visit, and help others to enjoy theirs too!
Windmill Rd, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR. 020 8788 7655
Experience our house and garden in person – we’re open seven days a week, all year round, and in easy reach of central London. Admission is free! Our 13-acre garden and new play area near the main lawn are perfect for family adventures all year round! Free facilitated events take place throughout the year and special workshops run during school holidays.
Bishop’s Ave, London SW6 6EA. 020 7736 3233
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf –Putney
Whether it’s a Team building or Corporate events, Kids birthday parties, night out with your mates, not-youraverage date night or something fun in the afternoon, we’ve got something to rumble up your routine. Jungle Rumble Putney has 3 amazing 9 hole adventure golf courses, a bar and fantastic food, situated directly on Putney High Street. Our fully stocked bar has you covered from beer and cocktails to juice and slushies – enjoy them in our bar, or even out on the course. And don’t forget to get stuck in to one of our freshly made pizzas or chicken burgers.
68-70 Putney High St, London SW15 1SF. 020 8785 1330
A little slice of greenery in Fulham along the banks of the Thames. A beautiful green space with playgrounds and sports areas, flower beds, a lake and beach for families to enjoy. It is listed Grade II on the register of parks and gardens of special historic interest maintained by English Heritage.
Bishop’s Ave, London SW6 6EA. 020 7736 3854
Leader’s Gardens is a public urban park on the banks of the River Thames in the London Borough of Wandsworth, between Putney and Barnes town centres. Popular riverside park on the well used Putney embankment, busy with walkers, cyclists, and rowers. Café, tennis courts and play areas, shady trees and views across the Thames. The Beverley Brook enters the big river nearby, overlooked by a quiet lawn and sitting out area.
Putney Embankment, London SW15
1LW. 020 8871 7530
Putney Sculpture Trail
Putney Sculpture Trail encompasses nine sculptures by British sculptor Alan Thornhill which are permanently publicly sited along the south side of the River Thames to either side of Putney Bridge, in the borough of Wandsworth. The sculptor asks you to view the sculptures with an open and enquiring mind, without preconceptions of either form or meaning.
Putney Embankment, London SW15 1LP.
Welcome to Falcons School for Girls
children. That is because we believe passionately in the link between academic achievement and emotional wellbeing. By offering strong pastoral care, we help pupils to feel secure and able to take risks.
Falcons is a nurturing independent school that offers pupils a wonderful sense of family and community. Children can join our co-ed nursery, Peregrines, from age 2 – 4, then from 4 years, girls smoothly transition into our Reception Class, to continue their Falcons journey with us until 11 years old in Year 6. Boys move on to neighbouring schools from 4 years.
We’re based in a leafy residential road between Barnes and Putney with an abundance of playground space where children can play games and sports and learn outside with their friends. Pupils particularly love the forest area, our Hedgehog Sanctuary and, of course, the pirate ship. Next year we will be celebrating 10 years here in Putney!
Children join us from Reception but also throughout different year groups and across the school year. We have a number of families who have relocated to London from international destinations.
Central to our ethos is encouraging all children to be academically ambitious. We want pupils to be bold, brave thinkers who embrace their natural curiosity and learn to take responsibility for their own learning.
We introduce children to a wide range of areas and help them expand their interests, whether they want to learn a new instrument, coding or British Sign Language, or take part in sporting tournaments.
We celebrate diversity and empower our pupils to see themeslves as responsible global citizens who are ready to make a difference in the world. When you visit, you will see happy, confident
We are renowned for our outstanding pastoral care – as a small school community we have the considerable benefit of getting to know each child individually. Every member of our team knows every child here at the school and so we understand what makes your child unique and can adapt our approach and style to meet their needs.
We boast two large outdoor play areas – quite a novel benefit for a London school! Our popular large wooden pirate ship is a firm favourite across across all ages!
Pupils participate in a breadth of team sports and fixtures, including hockey, netball and cricket with many other local teams. We’re proud to have great partnerships with local Barnes Football Club and Fulham & Roehampton Cricket Club and the girls benefit from coaching sessions from both of the clubs. We regularly use the facilities of nearby Barn Elms for events such as Sports Day and Granard School’s pool for swimming.
Our outstanding track record of 11+ results is proof of the positive student experience we deliver. We nurture each individual pupil and prepare them to go on to the school that’s the best possible fit for their talents and ambitions. In terms of Destination Schools, our girls move on to a breadth of London and beyond, Day and Boarding Schools, from those specialising in the Performing Arts to the more traditional Academic. We pride ourselves in the number of Scholarships achieved each year including Academic, Music and Sport.
For our full list of latest Destination School offers see here
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to visit us soon!
Register for our next Open Morning or Book A Private Tour here.
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Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.
Putney High School
The best schools are fun, supportive, and inspirational environments for young enquiring minds. Putney High School is all of that and more. Academically highachieving, rounded and responsible, Putney is as down-to earth as it is dynamic. We have an ethos of ‘modern scholarship’ which makes learning challenging, fun and relevant. Lessons are inspiring, exploring everything from entrepreneurship and oracy to designing a sustainable future. For us, wellbeing is key to everything, from innovative Biophilic Classroom design to our Breathe environmental programme.
35 Putney Hill, London SW15 6BH. 020 8788 4886
St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Putney St. Mary’s is a one form entry Church of England State Maintained Primary School in the heart of Putney. The school has a committed staff team and pupils who want to learn. Both are strongly supported by the Governors and the Parent Body. Learning is central to our work. Our philosophy is that all children can be successful and capable of achievement. Although we are immensely proud of our academic successes, our Christian values and ethos are of upmost importance and lie at the heart of everything we do. We gather for daily worship and the school has strong links with St. Mary’s Church. Felsham Rd, London SW15 1BA. 020 8788 9591
Oasis Academy Putney your all-inclusive, local Primary school serving children aged 4-11. We are situated on the former Putney Hospital site on Putney Common, Lower Richmond Road. Our commitment is to deliver first classeducation and playing an active role in the local community with a vision of transforming lives and learning.
184 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1LY. 020 7884 6000
Hurlingham School is an independent, coeducational prep school in London for ages 2-11. The school’s ethos is to provide a happy, secure atmosphere in which children can be the best that they can be. Our experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff provide opportunities for the children which strongly promote creativity and independence of thought; we feel these are essential attributes for a child growing up in the 21st Century.
122 Putney Bridge Rd, London SW15 2NQ. 020 8874 7186
We employ the very best teachers and support staff, and we invest heavily in technology to support our curriculum. Our Academy benefits from outstanding facilities which have been enhanced by a £14 million building and refurbishment programme, thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Lord Ashcroft and the Education Funding Agency. Our students achieve outstanding GCSE, A-level and International Baccalaureate results. These results are the outcome of all our beliefs and actions. We value a disciplined and focused environment which places students’ learning at the centre of what we do. We believe in the importance of excellent behaviour, hard work, manners and respect; we believe that high standards should be a constant goal; and we believe that each child has skills, qualities and talents to be developed which will make the most of his or her potential.
100 West Hill, London SW15 2UT. 020 8877 0357
We are a split site dedicated, caring special school with an experienced and skilled staff team. Our staff have expert knowledge in a range of specialist strategies including TEACCH, PECS, Attention Autism, Makaton and Intensive Interaction, and are committed to putting pupils first in everything they do. Paddock is a happy and safe place where pupils are encouraged and supported to achieve the goals that have been coproduced with the team around the child. We benefit from a multi professional team including on site Speech and Language
Therapists and Occupational Therapists, high levels of CAMHS and Educational Psychology support and close links with the social workers from the Wandsworth 0-25 service.
St Margaret’s Crescent, SW15 6HL. 020 8878 1521
The Hall School provides exceptional teaching to some of the brightest boys in London to develop in them the skills for a lifetime of learning that will stimulate rewarding, diverse and distinctive lives. Hall boys have a fulfilling and exciting week, both personally and socially, experiencing huge breadth and depth in the curriculum. From his earliest days with us, every boy is encouraged and supported to delve into the variety of learning on offer, from pottery to coding and on to debating and fencing.
69 Belsize Pk, Belsize Park, London NW3 4EH. 020 7722 1700
Welcome to 3s Architects
rewarding process. Choosing an experienced architect with a good track record, as your trusted partner, makes the building process for the client as enjoyable as possible.
What major changes have you seen during your time practising in London in terms of clients demands and design trends?
Please tell us a little about the background of 3S Architects. 3s architects was founded as a partnership in 2000 by a German and an American architect with the core idea to add creative modern designs to character and period properties. 3s Architects is now a limited company headed by founding director Reinhard Weiss with a team of experienced architects specialising in private residential projects. With our international background and former experience from leading London and international practices, we are bringing new ideas and technologies to every project. We believe, private properties deserve as much attention to detail as commercial and civic projects. We aim to add value through sound conceptual and technical design to build high quality and long lasting homes which will stand the test of time. Over the last 20 years we have realised hundreds of projects – renovations, extensions and new builds - and we continue to contribute to our local community as well as building projects across the UK and international locations.
What is your definition of a great architect?
A good architect is a professional, who listens to their clients to interpret their brief, and through his or her architectural experience prepares designs to an advanced level, overseeing a project from concept through to completion. Throughout a project and on site, the architect represents the client, and they should be competent in all aspects of the design and building process, and accomplished at communicating with a multitude of consultants, manufacturers and tradesmen/builders to prepare and coordinate the designs. They will be good leaders with strong vision who can convince everyone involved which direction the design and project should head throughout the process. As an individual, they have exceptional design skills and an aptitude for lateral thinking with a strong design style and ethos. They are optimists and enablers, able to provide direction to the client to achieve the best designs possible. They are flexible enough to adapt to situations as they arise without being thrown off course from what it is that will give the project and architecture integrity. Much of the process in architecture is a team effort - great architecture is born out of great team work, good clients, consultants and good contractors with the architect taking the lead.
What words of encouragement would you give to a potential client who is considering making that first call to you?
Extending your house or building a new home can be a daunting task, but with a good professional team, creative designs and the correct preparation nearly anything is possible. Designing and building your dream home is a journey full of challenges, but it can be an exciting and
The underlying demand to bring more light into period properties connected with the desire for more habitable spaces; to improve the connection, traditional houses have with their gardens and landscape; extending at basement level with cinema rooms and gyms; reconfiguring internal spaces to improve the flow with open plan arrangements, embracing modern designs and interiors by introducing innovative products and materials as well as advanced technologies. And recently the addition of garden pavilions as home offices or recreational spaces.
Tell us about a residential project you are most proud of?
Most of our projects have something unique – with inspiration drawn from the physical context or an intimate relationship between the inside and outside and connection to a garden landscape. It is difficult to choose any single project as the one we are most proud of, but there are a number that stand out. Some of our best residential design projects are when we are able to transform a mundane or unlock a badly laid out house to create an inspiring and light filled home which has a positive identity and character. Redesigning the inside and out, reinstating historical character where needed and contrasting this with simple well-crafted modern designs can bring a timeless clean elegance. Perhaps one of our favourites was the redesign of a family home in Kew for the former owner of the Rock Garden Café, a restaurant and venue which attracted famous bands for gigs in the 80s. The client was great fun bringing a lot of their personality to the project. They deliberately bought the ugliest house on the street because they knew they could do almost anything they wanted to it. When we first saw the house it was very poorly laid out, with multiple changes in level across the ground floor and a stair located within the centre which was dark and an obstacle. We redesigned & extended the house from top to bottom, added a new basement, extensions, replaced the original stair with a modern open tread stair with a glass façade overlooking the rear garden and opened the space up to improve the flow of the house with great connection to the garden. Others include the refurbishment and extension of a property on Sheen Road, owned once by one of three daughters of a local property developer, with its cantilevered glass extension hovering above the rear garden. Amongst our most exciting projects currently under construction are a new villa on the Greek island of Lefkada which nestles semi-buried into a steeply sloping site overlooking the sea and a modern copper clad house in the rural village of Dummer.
Your favourite aspect of life in South West London?
SW London has all the elements for a good life – boasting the largest green open spaces in London including Hampton Court, Bushy Park, Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the meadows around the river Thames; its strategic position with easy access to London as well as the countryside of Thames Valley and its benefit from the great mix of people and cultures London has to offer, which brings with it fresh views and a willingness to explore new ideas expressing itself in their architecture and design. www.3s-ad.com
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Fitness & Health
Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.
Énergie Fitness Putney
The moment you walk into an énergie Fitness Putney, things feel different. From the warm personal welcome you’ll get from our colleagues to the awesome equipment you normally only get at pricey gyms, we offer a unique blend of budget and boutique – so you really feel like you belong.
1st Floor, Putney Exchange, Putney High St, London SW15 1TW. 020 8103 1843
Putney Leisure Centre
We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport and wellbeing. Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ - it’s about creating a place for everyone.
Dryburgh Rd, London SW15 1BL. 020 8785 0388
Physical Culture Barbell Club - Putney’s original gymnasium. Physical Culture Gymnasium is Putney’s foremost strength training destination. We offer strength training classes and bespoke personal training in London’s most fully equipped strength training club. The gym is in a pleasant residential area in the centre of Putney, just a few moments away from Putney High Street or any of the train stations (Putney, East Putney or Putney Bridge stations). No matter what your current fitness level or age you will receive a warm welcome. Our members range from the age of 14 to 70-plus. At just under 3000 Sq ft the gym is equipped with a full line of Eleiko, MedX, Nautilus and other essential equipment to perform the perfect tailored work-out. Physical Culture, Winthorpe Rd, London SW15 2LW.
We believe in providing the best martial arts, boxing & fitness training we can in a safe & friendly environment & making it accessible to everyone whether you’re looking for fitness with focus, or just fitness for fun. Check out our ‘What We Do’ page to see what we currently offer. With over 25 years of experience providing our community with effective training solutions, we’ve always been committed to continually evolving & remained dedicated to motivating our members & clients to learn new skills, improve their fitness, grow their self-confidence & selfbelief - & ultimately live happier, healthier lives.
72 Putney High St, London SW15 1SE. 020 8788 2815
The House of Yoga Putney
With a variety of classes several times a day across our Putney studio and online, you’re sure to find a class and a time to suit you. We believe yoga is a pathway to progress in our lives; not to just make some fancy shapes on your yoga mat, but a way for self-discovery and self-improvement. Simply put, yoga allows us to become better at life!
228 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6TG. 020 8780 3973
myPilateslondon is the creation of Pete Pallai, a two-time Olympian and certified studio Pilates practitioner, trained and accredited at the internationally recognised Polestar academy. Pete says, Having competed in rugby and bobsleigh for over 20 years impact and injuries took their toll. What my team and I do for our clients and for ourselves is borne out of personal experience, not purely theory. Studio Pilates underpins all our other activities and keeps us standing tall!. Whatever your sport and however you like to keep fit. Studio Pilates makes you more resilient, faster, and stronger. 56-58 Putney High St, London SW15 1SF. 020 8127 0515
Putney Body & Brain Centre
Body and Brain brings Brain Education to the heart of Putney. The practice offers deep physical, emotional and spiritual healing through meditative movement, stretching and restoration of body’s energy system to its original healthy state. Devoted to helping individuals better manage and utilize their brains, this beautiful discipline is suitable for people of all ages and levels, and it is the perfect way to increase your physical activity and gain a greater sense of peace.
326 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 6TL. 020 3072 2089
Putney Running Club
Putney Running Club was co-founded in 2015 by lifelong friends and sport fanatics Robert Morley and Richard Coleman. Rob brings with him over 10 years’ experience from his career as an African travel expert. Having organised events and lead teams on expeditions across the world he is the ideal person to lead us on our adventures around Southwest London and get the hugely important social side of the club up and running. keen to meet more like-minded people who believe in getting healthy through active social living, people who want to make new friends and who have the same goals and interests, all while exploring our fantastic hometown of Putney.
3A Lacy Rd, London SW15 1NH. 07572 674759
This welcoming brasserie always crops up in those deep ‘best restaurants in Putney’ discussions thanks to its smart, modern city take on French pastoral dining. Head chef Pascal Even has had the tutelage of Michel Rostang and Alain Ducasse to name but a few, so you can rest assured that the culinary work behind the scenes comes from good stock. Out front the decor is laid back, fun, and fundamentally French: chequered napkins replace a full cloth, an old Aga becomes a table, and the walls are furnished with shelves of wine, cookbooks, kitchenware, and accordions.
147 Upper Richmond Rd, SW15 2TX. 020 8789 6996
A warm-hearted, unpretentious neighbourhood spot that fits into Putney’s knack for laid back, authentic, and rural cooking. The wood-panelled space looks like it hasn’t been changed in years; the centrepiece of which is the huge grill, on which they cook most of their Italian menu. It sees a lot of action over the course of an evening, allowing you to sit back and watch the chefs cook up Italian sausage, swordfish, seabass, and steak before bringing it to your table. Alongside the grilled options there’s plenty of pasta, and of course antipasti – best enjoyed on the little street-side tables out front. 94 Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1LL. 020 8789 0869
Its dark and sumptuous interior is the perfect backdrop for the pops of colour and flavour that will arrive on your plate. Opened in 2015, Yum Sa’s one of the best restaurants in Putney for modern Thai cuisine, served-up with a focus on local vendors and suppliers. The result is a highly accessible menu which isn’t afraid to put a twist on things. You’ll find classic curries sitting alongside Lobster Tail Thai’midor which introduces coconut, mushroom, and Thai chilli to the concoction.
3 Plaza Gardens, 88 Upper Richmond Rd, SW15 2DT. 020 3371 9111
As far as Thai Restaurants in London go, we’re the best of the best. We’ve been longing to welcome, cook and serve you our exquisite flavours, so why not make today the day? Come celebrate with us and reserve your table now. When searching for London restaurants, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with choice. Well, know that we offer your favourite dishes as well as the select wine list. What’s more, Thai Square can even be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home – collected or delivered.
2-4 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1JN. 020 8780 1811
Giuseppe and Bridget set about reshaping the pizzeria (building a special oven) and the pizzas themselves (slow-rising sourdough) and creating a simple menu with quality ingredients. Giuseppe, originally from Positano, was strongly influenced by Neapolitan cuisine in his experimental pizzeria efforts. Today lots of neighbourhoods around the UK have local Franco Mancas but we’ve stayed true to our roots of small supplier local ingredients, daily freshly made dough, and Neapolitaninspired cuisine.
28 Putney High St, London SW15 1SQ. 020 3026 6319
Roxie Steak – Putney
It started with steak. We’re meat lovers – so when we discovered how hard it was to find delicious, affordable steaks in the places we wanted to eat, our passion found a purpose. We created a restaurant that sources and serves the most incredible steaks, in a setting that feels close to home. Today, we’ve grown into a tight team of local neighbourhood favourites. Each Roxie shares the same meat manifesto – quality that satisfies the meat aficionados at prices that make everyone smile.
136 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2SP. 020 8704 5326
Our Putney branch is a 5 min walk from both Putney Bridge tube station and Putney Railway station. Our Putney branch has been recently renovated and includes a wonderful piece of Brazilian art by the World famous Berto Brazil. It has a capacity of up to 125 people, with outside seating area for up to 12 people.
31-33 Putney High St, London SW15 1SP. 020 8788 4388
We are an easygoing, family-friendly neighbourhood restaurant set in comfortable surroundings with additional outdoor seating, serving global comfort food. A genuine neighbourhood restaurant and cafe and bar. Simple food done well, great value with wide selection of different food types.
113 Lower Richmond Rd., London SW15 1EX. 020 8785 4522
‘Virtually’ all you need
Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.
Whats on in Putney
Putney Social Group
Putney Village Community Group
West Putney Residents Group
Putney Social Group
I Love Putney
The Putney Society
Help and support from your local Council
You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm
You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.
Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Wandsworth Borough Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link.
Planning & Building Control
Unsure which services you need?
If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.
Please note that many developments will require both.
What is planning?
Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).
You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:
• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building
• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties
• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes
• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas
• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access
• change the density of development in an area
• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties
• have an effect on existing trees
What is building control?
Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.