A light south facing sitting room, double bedroom, own kitchen/dining and bathroom with bath and hand held shower on top floor of large Victorian house in leafy Putney. The sitting room has double doors that face south over a large garden. There is a workspace in the sitting room and free wifi. Close to excellent transport into central London and lovely walks along the River Thames, Richmond Park and Putney and Barnes Commons. The close proximity to London and the access to green space makes this area unique.
There is something to suit everyone in Putney from gourmet restaurants to nightclubs, from leafy walks to easy access to central London. There are numerous restaurants and bars to suit every budget. There are places to eat overlooking Putney Bridge and the river Thames (from where the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race starts). It is a 10 minute walk to Putney High Street where there are many shops, restaurants and supermarkets as well as a farmers market once a week. We also have a Sainsbury's local supermarket a 3 minute walk away.
There are many green and open spaces in the area. Richmond Park, a Royal park famous for its deer, is close by. Ther River Thames is a 10 minute stroll away over Putney Common. There is a bus from Putney High Street to The All England Club for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The Barnes Wetlands Centre, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Twickenham Rugby and the National Tennis Centre are all close by or easily accessed with public transport.
There are three main modes of public transport from the accommodation: buses, District Line underground and overground trains. Which one to use depends on where you are going in London and I am happy to advise you.
The No. 22 bus goes from Putney Common, a 3 minute walk, all the way to Piccadilly Circus via all the great shops of the kings Road, Sloane Square and Knightsbridge (Harrods), then to Hyde Park Corner (Hyde Park and short walk to Buckingham Palace) and along Piccadilly (The Ritz and Green Park) to Piccadilly Circus. From here you can easily get buses to walk to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Regents Street and Covent Garden.
The N22 (night bus) runs all night so you can always get back if you are a night person!
If you are short of time and want to get into the centre quickly then your best bet is the No.22 to Putney Bridge underground Station (5 minutes) and take the District Line into London.
The overground trains (on which you can use the Oyster Card) go from Barnes Station (10 minute walk) and take 15 minutes to Vauxhall and 20 minutes to Waterloo. From Vauxhall you can change onto the fast Victoria Line underground which takes you to Victoria, Green Park and Oxford Circus in 15 minutes from Vauxhall. The trains to Waterloo take you directly to the South Bank Centre, the London Eye and London Aquarium and from here you can walk along the Thames to the Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Borough Market, the Millennium Bridge over to St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. It is a wonderful day out.
There is also a River Bus from Putney Pier than runs during the week in the morning and evening. A lovely way to see London from the river and get to Westminster and the Houses of Parliament in 30 minutes.
There is a great fast service to Gatwick Airport from Barnes via Clapham Junction and easy to Heathrow via bus and the Piccadilly Line underground from Hammersmith.
We live close by so are on hand to help with any difficulties or queries. I have lived in London all my life and Putney for 26 years so hopefully should be able to help with any questions.
There is access to free parking.
You are welcome to sit in our large south facing garden during your stay if weather permits and you are not out exploring.