Your Guide to the Best Spots in Putney
With stunning views of the river and plenty of green space, it’s hardly surprising that Putney is considered to be one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
Popular with young professionals, couples and families alike, this leafy suburb is home to a host of celebrity names such as Pierce Brosnan and Simon Le Bon.
While Putney may be famous for being the starting point of the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (or the birthplace of Thomas Cromwell, if history’s more your thing), there’s so much more to this upmarket part of the capital.
You may only be 5 miles from central London, but Putney has a real countryside feel to it. If you’re looking for a place to take a walk, have a picnic, or simply escape your day, you’re seriously spoiled for choice.
Take your pick from Putney Lower Common, Putney Heath, Wandsworth Park, or Bishops Park.
Barnes Common is another beautiful spot, just a short distance away.
Then there’s Richmond Park, known for its wide open spaces and deer herds, which is only 20 minutes by car.
Putney is also well-known for having a great selection of places to eat and drink.
For authentic French cuisine, head to one of our favourites, Gazette. Known for having the ‘best beef tartare in town’, it’s ideal for a quick lunch with colleagues or a long, lazy dinner with friends.
If you enjoy Thai food, check out Yum Sa, which serves a range of classic dishes as well as a seriously impressive list of cocktails. You could even treat yourself to the five-course chef’s table or a bottomless brunch out on the patio.
For something a bit different, try local favourite Putney Pies where you can savour traditional British pies and classic cocktails. This hidden gem also hosts live DJ sets at the weekend.
Another of our top picks is Chook Chook Indian Railway Kitchen, which serves some of the best Indian food in London. This local favourite is known for its cosy setting and super friendly staff.
If pubs are more your thing, Putney has plenty to choose from. Located on Putney Heath, The Telegraph describes itself as a country pub at heart and is famous for its Sunday roasts and beautiful beer garden.
The Boathouse is another of our favourites. With stunning views across the River Thames, it’s the ideal spot to grab a drink or have a meal with mates.
We’re also big fans of the Coat and Badge, one of our top choices when it comes to watching live sport. Its burgers are some of the best in town and shouldn’t be missed.
If it’s live music you’re after, check out The Half Moon. It’s been hosting gigs since the 1960s with names such U2 and Kate Bush performing on its stage over the years. It still hosts a show every day of the week.
And for a bit of culture, there’s Putney Arts Theatre, which stages regular performances for both adults and young people alike, including its annual Christmas panto.
Finally, if you need flexible workspace in the area, look no further than Spacemade’s new coworking utopia, The Landing, opening in January 2023.
Ideally located just a few minutes walk from major retailers, restaurants and cafes, and close to Putney station, it offers Zoom booths, meeting rooms, a podcast studio as well as bike storage and showers.
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