Putney's Hidden Gems

Whilst the bridge is closed take time to discover new or old favourites!

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Putney Bridge is currently closed for essential repairs but Putney Town Centre is open for business and would welcome you to come and discover the beauty of Putney, the great range of retail shops, fine restaurants and pubs, relaxing cafes, excellent entertainment and of course the river bank.

Each day during the bridge closure works the Town Centre Manager will identify a gem of Putney which she recommends you visit.

Week 3 - Focus on the Embankment

Monday 28th Putney Sculpture trail
Putney Sculpture Trail encompasses nine sculptures by British sculptor Alan Thornhill which are permanently publicly sited along the south side of the River Thames either side of Putney Bridge. They are located between Leaders Gardens to the west and Prospect Quay/Riverside Quarter to the east - a distance of approximately one mile. The first sculpture, Load, was unveiled in 1989. The others were publicly launched on 14 September 2008.
The sculptor asks you to view the sculptures with an open and enquiring mind, without preconceptions of either form or meaning.

Tuesday 29th Crew room
Crewroom is a British performance brand with a sustainable ethos. They’ve been in business for 12 years and, with a proud heritage in the rowing world, they’ve used their knowledge and understanding of performance garments and the needs of endurance athletes to expand their retail range into the run and trail markets.

They are based in on the banks of the River Thames in Putney. They design and road test all their kit here in the UK, drawing upon a pool of British talent from the London College of Fashion to performance athletes, many of which have represented GB at international level.

They have developed their own fabric: the sustainable Vapour-X series which draws on Bamboo Charcoal Technology and incorporates recycled polyester. They’re proud to report that the fabric and garments have had rave reviews by runners and press alike and won a Gold Award in Men’s Running Magazine 2012 and a Silver Award in Women’s Magazine 2013.

They also run various exercise classes and runs from the studio on the Embankment.

Wednesday 30th Putney Embankment Art & Design market

Set along the Thames Embankment at Putney Pier, Putney's NEW monthly ART and DESIGN Market on this Sunday 3rd August is capturing the imagination of local creatives and art buyers alike. Visitors to the market can leisurely browse along the avenue of stalls and buy original artworks direct from established and emerging artists from Putney, SW ...London and further afield.

Here you find an eclectic mix of painting | etching | screenprints | photography | hand thrown pottery | glass makers | bespoke jewellery makers | sculpture | wood carvers | home soft furnishing makers | toys and more....
Where: At Putney Pier along the Thames Embankment SW15
10am to 4pm
Entry is FREE

Thursday 31st Dukes Head

A grand Victorian grade II listed building that has watched over the River Thames for nearly 150 years. A friendly Youngs pub which serves fantastic steaks, nice outdoor area and various rooms to hire to celebrate that special event.

Friday 1st August Star and Garter
Set over-looking the River Thames the Star & Garter has a fabulous selection of world beers, wines, cocktails and the ultimate gin list.

Large & small bookings are all welcome in the bar. Many people choose to celebrate birthdays, engagements and leaving parties, however many come along to simply celebrate the weekend! We have live music on Friday nights and our resident DJ on Saturdays is guaranteed to get you into the party spirit playing until 1am

Saturday 2nd Thames Rowing Club

Founded in 1860, Thames Rowing Club is based on the Putney Embankment. Catering for all, from juniors to veterans, from novices to internationals, Thames is currently one of the largest and most successful rowing clubs in the United Kingdom. They also pride themselves on being one of the friendliest.

Thames Rowing Club is available to hire. The Great Hall is the jewel in the crown of the Club House, measuring 6.5 metres by 12.5 metres and boasts a ceiling height of 6 metres. The 3 metres wall of glass windows and doors offer a vista of the Thames that is second to none. The walls are adorned with portraits, racing results, Henley medals and winners’ blades from a bygone era.

Sunday 3rd Chas Newens
One of the only remaining chandlery stores based in London, Chas Newens Marine strive to meet your every need. If they don’t have it - they will find it and order it for you.

Chas Newens Marine Co. Ltd has been established on the River Thames since 1978 evolving from a small workshop into a major sales and service centre. Based on Putney Embankment they have a 100ft wide slipway ideal for launching and testing their wide range of products.
They operate a number of services and sell a wide range of products, ranging from the well stocked chandlery to boat hire for up to 28 people.

Not only do they sell brand new engines and boats, but they also operate a brokerage system through which they can sell your boats and outboards.

They are an official Royal Yachting Association centre and offer the RYA Power Boat training courses.

Gems from week 1

Gens from week 2

July 30, 2014