It's got great views of the Thames from the magnificent granite bridge, and Putney is a vibrant suburban centre for eating, drinking, having a good time up and down the High Street, over the Heath, or down by the river!
At the end of March each year the town's population quadruples for the day when it becomes the starting point for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. But all along the south side of the Thames - up river from the bridge there are several Rowing Clubs for the very fit or just the fairly fit. And of course,with gentler tastes in mind,there is Putney Heath, the Leisure Centre and all those excellent pubs,restaurants and specialist shops to visit.
Pick of the area
No scientific studies, just our favourites:
For more see http://www.riverthames.co.uk/eatandrink/rest/putney.htm
The Spotted Horse
The Half Moon
The Boat Coat and Badge, The Bricklayer's Arms
See more http://www.riverthames.co.uk/eatandrink/pub/putney.htm
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