Putney

Putney is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Those who’ve never set foot here will probably know it as the starting point for the annual Cambridge and Oxford boat race. It’s home to a number of rowing clubs, along with a selection of groups dedicated to tennis, golf and cricket. This is a south-west London district with a friendly, competitive spirit and also a strong community feel. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Putney. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Putney.

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Best places to live in Putney

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Putney bridge

Where is Putney?

Putney lies to the west of Wandsworth, the east of Richmond, and the south of the River Thames; just across the water from affluent Fulham. Its riverside setting and wraparound greenery have cemented its status as one of the capital’s most postcard-worthy suburbs. As such, the capital’s well-heeled flock here from far and wide.

Eating and drinking

Putney majors in sophisticated gastropubs as well as cafés – the best of which have a front-row seat on the riverbank. Away from the water, most of the action can be found on fashionable Putney High Street and Upper Richmond Road. While some chains are present and correct, this is largely independent territory; think delis offering Spanish meats, quality wine stores and upmarket clothes boutiques.

Racing boat on the river

Putney nightlife

Come nightfall, the area comes into its own. Its proximity to Roehampton University means there’s a sizeable student population that frequents the watering holes after-dark, and the pubs cater to the crowds with regular live music and quiz nights.

Putney parkland

Green space is in good supply in these parts. Residents can take their pick from Putney Heath and Wandsworth Common. Serious hikers should lace up their walking boots and trek the nine-mile-long Beverley Brook trail, which weaves around Richmond Park and the River Thames.

Those seeking a new home with bucketloads of peace and quiet should look at Putney Rise. This Barratt Homes development is made up of 125 apartments and 30 townhouses, all smattered among tranquil courtyards, and accessed by a winding tree-shaded avenue.

Overall, I’m incredibly satisfied with my purchase. I always grew up in SW London, and it was such a great opportunity to buy a new build just down the road in Putney as a first time buyer. The transport links are fantastic – just a 10-15min walk to the mainline station and district line. With the new works scheduled on Putney High Street by the council it’ll make going into Putney that much more attractive. A great young professional / family destination. Living in Putney Rise does feel like you’re in somewhat of a bubble at times which is great – a nice contrast to working in Central London – so it’s always nice to get home in the evening and enjoy your own space without any traffic congestion or other noise pollution overheard from nearby.” – Peter K, verified renter at Putney Rise

Putney street

Transport

The area is six miles from Central London, connected by Putney Bridge and East Putney stations via the District line. Also by the rail station which offers South Western Railway services to Waterloo in less than 20 minutes; stopping off at well-connected Clapham Junction en route. Alternatively, hop on the riverbus from Putney Pier for a scenic commute to Blackfriars.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Putney. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Putney

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Slight rant

Review Date Mar 2021

We love the area, the transport links and the local amenities.

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We have lived here for 3 years now and the standard of the housekeeping and maintenance is getting progressively worse. We tried talking to one of the contractors who was blocking the corridor whilst carrying out some electrical works in our block and he couldn’t even speak English. How do we know he is even qualified to do these works? What is even more annoying is the money that has been spent on the Estate Managers office refurbishment when there are areas of our block and the site in general that are unsightly. I was speaking to one of the apartment owners and she told me the work was costing 45k? Surely that is not correct? I will definitely be speaking to one of the directors to clarify this. Anyway, rant over. Hopefully things will improve. Maree

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I wish I knew the resident meeting details

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Generally quite good comms from the BM but none of the contractors seem to speak English, are poorly attired and do not even carry I.D. Very poor . I can only presume they are cheap and doubt they are qualified for certain aspects of work carried out which is concerning!

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Lovely but not without issues

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Review Date Mar 2021

There are lovely local pubs and convenient corner shops, with Putney High Street a 20-min walk away. The nearest tube station is a 30-min walk but there are bus stops just outside the estate. The best thing is the proximity to the brilliant green spaces of Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.
The estate itself has dedicated parking and is clean, although there have been vehicle and bike shed break-ins recently.

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The buildings and grounds are designed nicely and for the most part work well, although there has been an ongoing issue with hot water. There have been some issues with property management, particularly with service charges, but we now have a resident’s group that is creating some real progress.

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You have to keep an eye on the accounts and may need to nag to get repairs completed.

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The flat is well appointed inside and very energy efficient.

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Great area, but development is too pricy for what it offers

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Review Date Mar 2021

The development is very well localised at a short walk from under and overground links and is also served by different bus routes. There’s also a great variety of local shops and restaurants. The best thing about the area is the number of green areas/parks around. They’re very well maintained and have good facilities for children.
The area is really great.

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The building itself has a good design, but after living here for almost 7 years now it’s possible to notice that it wasn’t well built and maybe materials used weren’t of the greatest quality. We had problems early on with heating, that until these days suddenly breaks leaving everyone in the building without hot water or heating. Electrical problems all over the flat with faulty sockets and light bulb sockets. Radiators that leak all or stop working even despite regular maintenance. And lastly, the increasing price of service charge that has now nearly doubled and the building has no facilities like a sitting area outside, or gym space like the other new buildings around.

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if you have the opportunity to buy a parking space do it even if you don’t have a car at the moment.

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We chose to have wooden floors throughout the flat which is great for easy cleaning and is very durable.

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Nice view

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Review Date Feb 2021

Putney is my favourite area, quite and nice, i am happy to live there

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You can put more flowers will be so beautiful and also any playground will be nice for kids and parents. I thing this nice area will be more recommend ed if you make this. And more green trees, the Putney will be more popular with this beautiful things

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Nice restorant with nice view

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No problems at the moment everything is nice and good

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