Putney Area Guide

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The Putney Area

Putney is a leafy suburb of South West London, situated in the Borough of Wandsworth on the south side of the River Thames opposite Fulham. It offers green and open spaces coupled with a cosmopolitan café life along the banks of the river, making it a popular area for both families and young professionals.

Putney Bridge is famous as the starting point for the University Boat Race since 1856, with many rowing clubs based along the river bank today.

Type of property found in Putney

The architecture is varied and interesting. Around Barnes Common and Putney Heath large Edwardian and Victorian style houses sit in wide attractive streets, with typically large gardens to the rear. Closer to the river some new and contemporary riverside developments can now be found. In and around the High Street there are a number of Edwardian mansion flats as well as post war blocks of flats like Highlands Heath. There are many grand, modern and period houses in the Priory Lane and Roehampton Gate areas, situated on the edge of Richmond Park. They offer detached family properties with off street parking, extensive landscaped gardens and often are behind security gates.

Schools in Putney

There is a wide choice of schools in Putney, including superb state schools, such as All Saints, Brandlehow and Our lady of Victories and this can be an important focus for a family's relocation to the borough. Putney also provides some notable independent schools, like Putney High girl's school - one of the best in the country, The Hurlingham School and Lion School.

Transportation

Just inside Zone 2 there are excellent rail links to London; 20 minutes mainline from Putney to Waterloo. On the London Underground (District Line) Putney is serviced by two stations - Putney Bridge and East Putney. There are also regular buses from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus. If travelling by car, Putney's location makes for an easy route west out of London via the A3.

Council Tax Rates for London Borough of Wandsworth

Band Main Borough Wimbledon & Putney CC*
A £457.18 £475.74
B £533.38 £555.04
C £609.57 £634.32
D £685.77 £713.61
E £838.16 £872.19
F £990.56 £1,030.78
G £1,142.96 £1,189.35
H £1,371.55 £1,427.23

* Residents living near to Wimbledon and Putney Commons and Putney Heath pay a small additional amount to the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC) which funds the upkeep of these open spaces.

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200028/council_tax/5/how_much_is_council_tax

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