Top 5 places to live in Putney

Putney High Street

Considering living in Putney? We take a look at the five highest-rated new developments in this popular suburb in South West London. We’ll explore what it’s like to live in Putney and discover the new homes rated by residents as the best in the neighbourhood.

Putney is perhaps best known for being the starting line for the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Many prominent rowing clubs and universities have boat sheds on Putney Embankment. A number of sailing clubs can also be found on this stretch of the river. This makes it an important hub for watersports in the west of the city.

The Blues in the 2016 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race
The Oxford Blues in the 2016 Boat Race (image credit: Katie Chan)

The current Putney Bridge was opened in May, 1886. This joins Fulham to the north with Putney to the south. The bridge is overlooked by churches on both banks – All Saints Church Fulham and St Mary’s Church Putney. Putney High Street connects with the bridge and leads up past Putney station to Putney Hill.

Living in Putney

Putney boasts an excellent network of handsome Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian terraced streets. The area is also home to some fine mansion blocks and apartment buildings. These date from the 1930s through to modern luxury developments on the riverside.

Life in Putney runs at a slower pace than in Fulham across the river. This attracts families and young professionals who are drawn to the area’s beautiful properties, peaceful neighbourhoods and easy access to green spaces.

Putney residents can head down to the riverside to enjoy the historic Wandsworth Park. Alternatively, the smaller Leader’s Gardens park is also next to the river and features excellent tennis facilities, a playground and small cafe.

Heading up Putney Hill brings you out onto Putney Heath. This historic 400-acre area of scrub and open land is popular for dog walks and weekend picnics and connects with Wimbledon Common to the south and Richmond Park to the west.

Transport in Putney

Transport connections in Putney include regular South Western Rail services from Putney station. This provides swift connections for commuters into Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.

Underground services on the District Line run from East Putney and Putney Bridge station just over the bridge in Fulham. In addition, weekday peak time riverboat services also depart from Putney Pier on the Embankment. These run though the city into Blackfriars Millennium Pier.

Putney Bridge at dusk
Putney Bridge at dusk, looking across to All Saints Church Fulham

Top 5 places to live in Putney

These five new developments have been rated as the best in Putney by verified residents on HomeViews. Developments are rated on location, design, management, value and facilities, giving an overall star rating combining all five categories. We’ve only included developments with at least 10 reviews completed.

1. London Square Putney, SW15

London Square
4.53 (19 reviews) 4.53 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
London Square Putney, SW15

Residents on HomeViews currently rate London Square Putney as the best place to live in Putney. This new development was designed by signature architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses. The scheme's excellent location brings Putney Mainline and East Putney stations within easy reach, and is also a short walk away from Putney High Street.

Read reviews and details of London Square Putney, SW15

2. Putney Rise, SW15

Barratt London
4.35 (11 reviews) 4.35 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Putney Rise, SW15

Second on our list of outstanding places to live in Putney is Putney Rise from Barratt Homes. This development offers 125 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 30 houses within a gated complex, and was designed by Carey Jones Architects. Trains from Putney Station reach London Waterloo in just under 20 minutes, and residents also have easy access to the District line at nearby East Putney and Putney Bridge stations.

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3. Putney Square, SW15

Barratt London
4.17 (6 reviews) 4.17 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Putney Square, SW15

The third highest-rated new development in Putney is currently Putney Square – a Barratt London scheme. It was designed by PRC Architects and comprises 215 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents benefit from having private car parking spaces, landscaped gardens and bicycle storage. The development is conveniently located between Putney station and East Putney underground station.

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4. Langham Square, SW15

St James
4.10 (21 reviews) 4.10 (21 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Langham Square, SW15

Our fourth highest rated development in Putney is Langham Square by St James. Located adjacent to East Putney underground station, the development offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with private outdoor space. Residents of these apartments also benefit from ground floor retail shops, cafes, a public piazza, and basement car/cycle parking.

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5. Emerald Square, SW15

St James
4.14 (5 reviews) 4.14 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Putney
Emerald Square, SW15

A St James development for Berkeley, Emerald Square takes the fifth spot on our list. it offers a selection of homes located just off Roehampton Lane, and situated close to Richmond Park and the Roehampton Club. Local bus routes go to nearby Barnes and Barnes Mainline station, and trains from here go directly to Waterloo.

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Property Prices in Putney

According to figures from Zoopla for September 2021, the average price paid for a home in Putney over the past 12 months is £841,892. Meanwhile gives the average rental price in Putney as £3,593 pcm.

Check out our Wandsworth area guide to find out more about the area, or discover London’s 10 highest-rated young professional accommodation options for great rental developments around central London.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, landlords and the Government to recognise high performers and help to improve standards in the built environment.
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