Useful Links

Film, Theatre, Culture and Leisure
There are a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bars and pubs, plus a cinema (www.odeon.co.uk), a library and a leisure centre (www.dcleisurecentres.co.uk).
There’s even a theatre, the Putney Arts Theatre, which is home to two theatre groups (www.putneyartstheatre.org.uk).
Shopping
Shopping is good, with the Putney Exchange shopping centre, a regular French market, branches of Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s plus a range of chain stores and independent shops in the High Street and Upper and Lower Richmond Roads.
Open Spaces
There are some beautiful open spaces nearby, including, of course, the Embankment along the river Thames, which is home to several rowing clubs. Putney Heath and Putney Common are also close by. Find out more about the history of the common and how it is run by visiting. www.wpcc.org.uk.
Music
As mentioned previously the renowned music venue, the Half Moon Pub, is less than 5 minutes’ walk away down the Lower Richmond Road. The Half Moon Pub is where the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Small Faces and many other world famous bands played in the sixties and seventies. Many tribute and new bands play at this venue today. www.halfmoon.co.uk.
The Half Moon Pub
Community and Local Issues
Putney is a place where people like to get involved. There is an active residents’ association, the Putney Society, which campaigns about Thames Tunnel (www.stoptheshaft.com), transport development, buses in the High Street, pollution and other issues (www.putneysociety.org.uk), Putney has its own community website, (www.putneysw15.com), which has a range of information clubs, services, events and local issues. You can sign up to this and receive a weekly newsletter. Another site, (www.myputney.co.uk), has information on leisure and entertainment.
Local Borough
Putney is part of the Borough of Wandsworth. Visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk for more information about the services provided by Wandsworth Borough Council, including schools and the library and the collection of bulky refuse items and noise line etc.
Local Paper
The council website also has an extensive what’s on section. There are two local newspapers, the free Putney Guardian and the paid-for Wandsworth Borough News. Some of their content can be accessed at www.thisiswandsworth.co.uk