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Over a hundred years ago, Putney was called "one of the pleasantest of the London suburbs, as well as the most accessible"*. But do such compliments still apply today?
Well, Putney is well-connected to central London, just minutes from Waterloo by rail. It's also quick to Earl's Court on the District line. There's plenty going on locally too (that's where the pleasantness bit comes in): cross the bridge and you're in sprawling Bishop's Park, home of free-to-visit Fulham Palace. There are also 400 acres of green and pleasant land: Putney Heath as well as Putney Lower Common, plus a sculpture trail along the waterfront.
Sitting on the Thames, Putney is famous for its rowing clubs, as well as being the starting point of the annual Boat Race. Fans of other sports will find Putney convenient for Wimbledon, the Hurlingham Club, Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge, while the Thames Path leads nature lovers to Barnes Wetland Centre and Kew Gardens. Oh, and big nights out in Hammersmith are just a short bus or cab ride away.
You're tempted to try Putney now aren't you? But hang on — you'll need some places to eat and drink. Creative entrepreneur Bola lists his one bedroom apartment on Airbnb and gets great reviews. Here are a few of his local tips for SW15:
For breakfast: Tried and True "the best coffee shop in the neighbourhood founded by a guy from New Zealand. They make really yummy cakes, coffees and breakfast"
For lunch: Valentina "quite a well known Italian deli, but it's a really cool lunch spot"
For coffee: Cafe Tinto "amazing Colombian coffee"
For dinner: Enoteca Turi "my local Italian, if you want something more upscale..."
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*By JC Geikie, in his book, The Fascinations of London, 1903