Known for

Putney boat race
Putney riverside cafes
Putney pier and riverboat


Close to central London, Putney is the perfect spot to experience a local life with its delightful river views and vibrant community. And with parks in abundance, you’re never too far from a relaxing break.



Why we love Putney

Walk London

Explore London by walking

We’re always wandering: whether it’s rushing to work, or heading back from the gym, late for that dinner. But how often do we walk? Or even go for a walk? Walking opens up an entirely new, spontaneous and local side of the city, away from the well-worn paths of the car, bus and tube. And that’s why you should try it.

Team favourite relaxing cafes

The team suggest: most relaxing cafés in London

Here at UnderTheDoormat we’re well-versed in where to find the perfect coffee, from our local establishments to luxurious hideaways. But it’s not just about the work – cafés are an essential part of the weekend, so we asked the team to give their thoughts on the perfect café where you can sit back and relax.


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Food and drink
Restaurants and cafés

Staying in Putney provides beautiful riverside scenery from the bridge as you walk towards the High Street with its range of places to eat:

  • Grind
  • Brew
  • Artisan
  • Putney canteen
  • Bill’s (great for brunch)
  • Thai Square


Queen's house Greenwich
Pubs and bars

The area’s location by the river makes it an ideal place to enjoy the great variety of pubs along the Thames path:

  • The Boathouse
  • Putney Pies
  • Coat and Badge
  • The Toybox





Greenwich Market Food Stall
Things to do

The best way to get to the city centre is by taking a boat from Putney Pier to sites such as the London Eye, South Bank and Greenwich by the Thames:

  • The Boat Race (Oxford vs Cambridge)
  • Markets on weekends
  • Wandsworth Museum
  • Putney School of Art and Design
  • Fulham Palace
  • Richmond Theatre
  • Olympic Cinema
  • Putney Arts Theatre




Days out and shopping

Not only can you easily reach the city centre, but Putney itself has a range of great venues and facilities to keep the whole family entertained:

  • Mini golf
  • Cycling and running along the river Thames
  • Putney Pier
  • Shopping along the High Street
  • Putney Exchange shopping centre





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