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A key link in the west of London, linking Putney in the south to Fulham in the north, Putney Bridge is a great place for visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the River Thames.
Lots to see and do at Putney Bridge
A grade II-listed structure spanning the world famous waterway, Putney Bridge was first erected in 1720 as a means of ensuring members of parliament could more swiftly access the House of Commons from nearby Fulham.
Today, the bridge remains a popular meeting place for tourists and is an important thoroughfare offering access to the centre of London for travellers from far and wide.
Events at Putney Bridge
Several great events are held in the nearby locale of Putney throughout the year, with plenty to keep visitors entertained during their time in the area.
Everything from stand-up comedy to great musical offerings, fantastic food and drink to cultural attractions can be found here, with something to suit everyone’s taste available to be found.
Whether visitors are interested in dancing the night away or attending events that are suitable for all the family, visitors will not be left wanting when planning excursions during a visit to Putney.
The Putney Pie Art Market is one regular event that draws crowds of eager visitors keen to soak up the local culture, while the Totally Thames Putney Funday is great fun for kids of all ages, and even better, it is free to head along to.
Shopping at Putney Bridge
Visitors to the area can also enjoy a wide range of excellent options when it comes to scratching that retail itch, with a selection of top high street names available for shoppers to enjoy.
Well-known shops in the area include Halfords, Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Argos, Square One and many more besides, while a range of boutique retailers also offer their wares to visitors to the area.
The Beer Boutique, Valentina Fine Foods, Framing Express, Jackson’s Art Supplies and Ziggla are just some of the independent retailers that call Putney their home.
Other nearby attractions
However, it is not just Putney Bridge and the great shopping opportunities that draw visitors to this busy part of the English capital, as there are many other great things to see and do here.
- Hyde Park (3.3 miles, 35 minutes’ travel time via public transport)
- Kensington Palace (3.2 miles, 28 minutes)
- Churchill War Rooms (4.5 miles, 32 minutes)
- Madame Tussauds London (5.2 miles, 32 minutes)
- Kew Palace (4.4 miles, 36 minutes)
- Victoria and Albert Museum (2.9 miles, 22 minutes)
- Coca-Cola London (4.9 miles, 34 minutes)
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (4.7 miles, 28 minutes)
- Buckingham Palace (four miles, 34 minutes)
- Westminster Abbey (4.5 miles, 31 minutes)
- The London Dungeon (4.9 miles, 34 minutes)
- Palace of Westminster (4.5 miles, 30 minutes)
Where to park near Putney Bridge
For visitors to Putney Bridge planning their journey by car, the area around this popular attraction offers plenty of available parking, such as:
- Exchange Shopping Centre Car Park (0.3 miles, seven minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Fulham Palace Parking (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
- SW6 Parking (0.2 miles, five minutes)
- Imperial Wharf Car Park (1.5 miles, 30 minutes)
- Hurlingham Park (0.3 miles, six minutes)
- Frogmore Car Park (1.3 miles, 25 minutes)
Individuals hoping to take to the roads during their time in London should remember that traffic volumes can be high throughout the day, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. In addition, parking spaces can be limited, so it often pays for visitors to pre-book their parking and to plan their journeys in advance.
Underground travel for Putney Bridge
Visitors keen to avoid the stresses of taking to the roads in the English capital should consider the benefits of the world-renowned London Underground. The network extends to all corners of the city and offers swift and easy travel. Stations to be found in the vicinity of Putney Bridge include:
- Putney Bridge (District line)
- East Putney (District line)
- Parsons Green (District line)
- Fulham Broadway Station (District line)
Overground rail services are also available via nearby Putney station, which is located on Putney High Street.
Full details of all public transport options can be found by visiting the official website of Transport for London.
Where can I stay near Putney Bridge?
Visitors to this busy part of central London will undoubtedly wish to enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep and excellent amenities that can be expected from a top London hotel during their stay. As such, some local recommendations that fit this bill can be found at:
- Park Grand London Hyde Park, 78-82 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London W2 6QA (3.87 miles)
- Park Grand London Kensington, 33/37 Hogarth Road, London SW5 0QQ (3.66 miles)
- Park Grand London Lancaster Gate, 14-16 Craven Hill, Lancaster Gate, London W2 3DU (2.05 miles)
- The Piccadilly London West End, 65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6EX (3.5 miles)