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 2 - Focus on Lower Richmond Road

Monday 21st July 30th Century Comics
18 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JP
A comic shop unlike any other in the world. Whilst we stock the latest imported American comics every week, we specialise in back issues, with particular emphasis on the 1940’s to the 1980’s, the Golden, Silver & Bronze Ages of comics. What’s unique about us is that we stock British comics in depth as well as American. Where else does Dennis The Menace rub shoulders with Batman, or Spider-Man hang out a shelf above Bunty and Dan Dare? Over 100,000 back issues on display and sale. Ideal for collectors, investors, comic fans and for those looking for a unique gift. We sell all over the world, and people travel from all over the UK and internationally to browse our stock – but for Putney residents, we’re on your doorstep!

Tuesday 22nd July The Clock Clinic

Own an antique clock that needs repairing?
The Clock clinic at 85 Lower Richmond Road offer a range of services for customers own clocks, including full repair and restoration of both the mechanism and case, and barometers can be re-tubed and overhauled. We also do dial restoration and in addition we can prepare valuations for insurance. Many makes of watches can be repaired and overhauled. Estimates are free.
They also carry a comprehensive stock of Antique Clocks from the 18th and 19th Centuries, specialising in English Longcase and Bracket Clocks, but with a selection of decorative French Mantel Clocks, Carriage Clocks and various Wall Clocks as well. In addition they stock a range of Antique Barometers of all types. All our clocks and barometers are fully overhauled and restored by our own craftsmen and come with a comprehensive years guarantee. In many circumstances clocks can be delivered to and set up in the new owner’s home, and we can also arrange shipping throughout the world.

Wednesday 23rd July Cakes 4 Fun
At Cakes 4 Fun we believe that each cake we create should not only taste delicious, but should also look stunning and make every special occasion both memorable and fun! A cake is a great way to make an impression.
At Cakes 4 Fun we can either make your cake for you, or you can come and learn professional cake decorating skills in one of our cake decorating courses in London. Or if you are already an accomplished cake decorator we have a range of tools, edibles and cake decorations to help you create your next cake.
Whether for a wedding, civil partnership, corporate event, christening or birthday, we will help you create a cake designed to thrill! Visit our website www.cakes4funshop.co.uk
to see some of our cakes or if you need further help or inspiration, call us on 020 8785 9039 and we will be happy to talk through your ideas.

Thursday 24th July Putney Tandoori

Established in 1991 Putney Tandoori Restaurant on lower Richmond Road is an Indian restaurant which provides a unique fusion of our local knowledge with our proud culinary traditions from the Subcontinent. We hope to offer our guests a sophisticated dining experience with friendly staff, unparalleled service and mouth watering food that few can compete with, ensuring guests come back for more.
We have an impressive Hall of Fame of people who have dined with, come and check out their photos in the restaurant.
We also offer a fine takeaway service.

Friday 25th July Grind Coffee Bar
Grind is a very popular coffee shop on Lower Richmond Road. It started as a drum shop (owner Dave was a professional drummer) with coffee but now concentrates on serving amazing coffee
Dave keeps a close focus on the quality of our product and the friendliness of our customer service, helping Grind Coffee Bar in Putney build its foundations and a solid reputation.
Grind One Give One is a social-justice initiative, designed to be our way of supporting organisations around the world with the aim of abolishing social injustice in the 21st century.

Just by drinking coffee at Grind Coffee Bar, you are doing your bit in supporting organisations such as ‘The A21 Campaign’, 'Vision Rescue’, ‘The iCare Revolution’ and many more.
The biggest downside is that it gets very busy so you need to go early especially at weekends.

Saturday 26th July Half Moon

The Half Moon is a great traditional British pub in Putney, South West London. Situated near the banks of the Thames at Putney Bridge it is one of the best live music venue in South West London.
Still one of London’s longest running music venues, the Half Moon has had the reconstructive surgery that befits this aging rock star. Reminiscent of the grand hall in the home of some of the legends who have graced our stage, we now have a pub with plenty of room for the hangers on to enjoy fine wine, fine food and above all delightful company. The Half Moon lives up to the quality of the music it has been hosting since 1963 and is now adding even more to the personality of Putney...
They showcase unsigned acts as well as hosting more established heroes.

Sunday 27th July Putney Common

Putney Lower Common is a part of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, lying about 1.5 miles north of the rest, between the Lower Richmond Road and the River Thames.
Putney was probably settled during the Roman occupation. Lower Richmond Road was probably a Roman Road, and the Lower Common was probably an open pasture and farmland.
The Commons consist of woodland, scrubland, heathland, and mown recreation areas and there are also a number of ponds. They are the home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. Being an unfenced Common, the whole area is open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the year.

Week 1

July 23, 2014