4 star urban cool hotel
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 2RNShow on map
The recently refurbished, four-star Lodge Hotel is located in the upmarket, laid back Wandsworth district of London, close to Putney on the south side of the River Thames. The hotel is a cosmopolitan... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
3-5 Putney Bridge Approach, Putney, SW6 3JDShow on map
The Premier Inn is a staple of the frequent traveller, no matter where you go in the UK the hotel's purple flags and awnings will welcome in the weary for a very reasonable room rate. London is home to some of... Read More »
The Lodge, 80 Parkside, Wimbledon, SW19 5LLShow on map
Set in leafy SW19, The Wimbledon Lodge is a stunning 2 bedroom 4 star serviced apartment that is just minutes away from a number of attractions. Visitors can have the chance to get up close and personal with... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
East Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 2QBShow on map
Traditional English pubs are renowned for their cosy seats, great range of ales and warm, welcoming atmosphere. They are also a great place to meet Londoners and soak up the atmosphere, so they also make great... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1EGShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth is a 148 room, 3 star hotel based in Wandsworth, South West London. The nearest tube station to the hotel is East Putney. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. It is... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
499, Old York Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1TFShow on map
It's no secret that Londoners are fond of the odd drink; the 7,000 plus pubs in the city are a testament to that. The conviviality and camaraderie of meeting with a pint is definitely something you should... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Station Court,Imperial Road, Chelsea, SW6 2GAShow on map
Jury's Inn Chelsea is situated in the fashionable and affluent Imperial Wharf district of London, close to Chelsea Harbour, offering guests a taste of this exclusive area's sights shops and nightlife. The... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
4 star modern hotel
Fulham Road, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, SW6 1HSShow on map
The fact that Chelsea's football club is actually located in Fulham has been rather confusing for some visitors, although the stadium is close enough to Chelsea to warrant the name. The team is one of the most... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
Chelsea Harbour, Chelsea, SW10 0XGShow on map
Set in exclusive Chelsea Harbour, Wyndham Grand London is the city's only five-star luxury all-suite hotel. Offering an ideal base from which to explore the very best that London has to offer, the hotel is... Read More »
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Putney, in the south west of London, has benefited greatly from its fortuitous and picturesque placement on the south bank of the River Thames, from the days when it was an important ferry port where the royal family would embark for Westminster and still today with its many gastropubs and restaurants that line the bank and offer great views. It is also the starting point of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, which has run since 1856 from the University Stone and is very well attended by supporters and curious bystanders alike.
The historic Putney Bridge was built in 1726 and was allegedly constructed after Sir Robert Walpole was attempting to cross the river to visit the Houses of Parliament and was inconvenienced by the ferryman who was drinking in a local tavern rather than manning his boat; however this may have been colourful hearsay. Putney was also renowned for its green open spaces and sporting events such as hawking and hunting, even attracting Queen Elizabeth I to activities regularly. Today, Putney is much more built up, and largely an affluent residential district with an intriguing array of independent boutiques, but it is still home to Putney Heath, a very pleasant green space which was once rife with highwaymen, but is now the perfect spot for a picnic on a warm day. Putney also has a long standing history of cricket being played in the area and The Roehampton Cricket Club has used Putney village green since the Victorian era and still plays today, it may not quite match up to Lord's, but offers a quaint and quintessentially British day out. The Heath is also the site of a funfair each year during the summer months, so it is the perfect place to while away an afternoon.
Although it has long been an affluent area, as with many areas bordering London, Putney is a mix of gentrification and council housing, with an ethnically diverse community, and in recent years it has become much more trendy due to young, middle-class professionals migrating from central London to take advantage of cheaper rents. This means that Putney now has a thriving, lively nightlife scene, with clubs such as the Half Moon comedy club and the 606 gig venue nearby. Its proximity to Hammersmith means you can also visit the fantastic Riverside Studios Theatre, which has a full programme of theatre, film, music and dance events and a well-renowned cafe. Gastropubs such as The Prince of Wales and the award-winning Earl Spencer pub have a laid back, cosy environment and are usually filled with jovial locals. Putney's restaurants reflect the area's multi-cultural community and restaurants such as Ma Goa, which serves Indian food and Ole, which serves tapas and Spanish specialties are an upmarket take on international cuisine.
From Putney you can also visit Fulham Palace, a 15th century palace, originally intended for use by bishops only, but now filled with families on day trips. From Putney Bridge and East Putney tube stations you also have easy access to Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition centres. Situated on the District line, Putney has easy access to central London, and you can easily change at Earls Court for a tube to Victoria Station, where the Gatwick Express leaves from, or Heathrow Airport direct, via the Piccadilly line. This proximity to major transport hubs, combined with a country feel near the city is all part of Putney's charm and popularity. Luckily hotels in Putney are also fairly cheap compared to central London prices, and many are well appointed, although they tend to fill up quickly when Wimbledon tennis is on.