Whilst the bridge is closed take time to discover new or old favourites
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 8 – Leading up to Putney Funday on 7th September 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 2nd – Rowing and the river
The Putney Embankment, which extends for half a mile from Putney Bridge to Beverley Brook was constructed in 1887. One of the great events of the year is the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, which starts from here and is rowed to Mortlake. The championship course was altered from Westminster to Putney to Putney to Mortlake in 1845. Putney has superseded Westminster as a rowing centre and is the headquarters of several noted rowing clubs including the Leander Rowing Club, London Rowing Club, the Thames Rowing Club and others.
This Sunday, Thames Rowing Club will be offering taster rowing sessions in the indoor tank, and Vesta Rowing Club will have lots of boats out for the public to view. Along with London Rowing Club, Vesta and Thames will both have their bars open and their beautiful clubhouses open to visit.
RNLI will be doing a demonstration at midday on the river close to Putney Pier about how to get a body from the water.
This is part of the Open Putney Funday, Sunday 7th September, 11a.m to 5p.m, a celebration of Putney with lots of fun activities for all the family.
Gems from week 1
Gems from week 2
Gems from week 3
Gems from week 4
Gems from week 5
Gems from week 6
Gems from week 7
September 4, 2014