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 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 Putney has superseded Westminster as a rowing centre and is the headquarters of several noted rowing clubs including the Leander Rowing Club, London Rowing Club, the Thames Rowing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.


Wednesday – Children in Putney
There is a lot for children to do in Putney but especially this Sunday at the Open Putney Funday.

Eddie Catz, will have a big bouncy castle alongside the Church so children can jump off their energy.

Face painting for those children who like to pretend they are a butterfly or Spiderman whilst, those that would prefer to be a bus driver can drive the buses in the mini toy set funfair ride.
The more traditional children can enjoy the giant games, Jenga, Noughts and crosses whilst the parents can relax looking onto the river.

Punch and Judy will have shows throughout the day in the grass area behind the Church.
There will also be a fun run for children, register on the day to take part or if running isn’t your thing then the Land Train Company will be offering train rides along the Embankment.

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.

Thursday – Health and wellbeing in Putney
There is no excuse to have a bad back in Putney, there are a wealth of providers to ensure good health. Three to note are Physio 4 Life, Live Free Chiropractic & Wellness who are exhibiting on Sunday in Church Square and on the Embankment offering taster sessions.

There will be an ambulance size mobile health van located on the Embankment to provide free NHS Health checks to residents of Wandsworth borough aged between 40 years and 74 years.
And for those between ages 5 and 17 MoreLife will be offering free healthier lifestyle programmes including health and weight checks, discussing sugars in various drinks and encouraging an active lifestyle.

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 2, 2014