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.
The Richmond Area
Richmond was founded in the 16th century and falls within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. It is just eight miles from central London and many years ago the area was favoured by royalty who enjoyed hunting in the grounds of Richmond Park.
Mayfair Area Guide
Mayfair is situated in the City of Westminster and lies east of Hyde Park, bounded by Oxford Street to the north and Piccadilly to the south. It is now the elegant and smart area of central London; a complete contrast to it's emergence in 1686, when in May each year they held a fifteen day fair in the area, giving rise to the name"Mayfair". This area is now known as Shepherd Market.
Battersea is situated in the London Borough of Wandsworth on the south side of the River Thames. It takes it name from the old village of Battersea, a former island settlement that is now marked by St Mary's Church, in the district of Southwark. The island was originally inhabited by fishermen during the 1700's and almost all of the locals were dependent on fishing and farming for a living. In 1930 the first super power electricity station was built, going on to become a London landmark and providing power for London for fifty years before being closed.
Primarily noted for being one of the wealthiest districts in the world Belgravia lies south-west of Buckingham Palace with Knightsbridge on the north side and Buckingham Palace Road on the south side and Sloane Street to the west . It is known as the Grosvenor Estate and is owned by the Duke of Westminster.
The Kensington area runs south from Notting Hill Gate to the Cromwell Road and west from Warwick road to Hyde Park and Gloucester Road. It is situated between two of London's famous parks, Holland Park and Hyde Park It offers fantastic shopping on Kensington High Street and many interesting antique shops and boutiques on Kensington Church Street, including some excellent local pubs. It is easy access by car west to the A4 and A40 which lead straight to the M4 and M40.