Located in the borough of Wandsworth, Putney is known as one of the most pleasant areas in London. In the past, Putney was mostly made up of large fields and was only visited by the wealthy Londoners wanting to escape the bustling city; however, since then it has grown to be a lively and burgeoning London suburb.
Putney generally attracts families, but because of its safe reputation and the great transport links to the city centre more young professionals and foreign investors are looking to the area to purchase a property. It is also a popular choice for foreign individuals looking for a London pied-à-terre.
When walking the streets of the neighbourhood, there is an air of sophistication. The roads are lined with tennis courses, golf courses and cricket grounds and in the summer rowing clubs practise on the river. The pubs and the cafés are located right on the riverside and a walking path is always busy with local residents strolling with their dogs. During the evenings the pubs are filled with after-work crowds and students from the nearby Roehampton University.
Putney offers a fantastic opportunity to live a quaint and village-like life in close proximity to London. It feels far away enough from London to relax and enjoy the outdoors, at Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common for example, but still be only 30 minutes from the city centre.