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 7 - Focus on Upper Richmond Road

Tuesday 26th - Lazaru Artisan Bakery
Located at 232 Upper Richmond Road, Lazaru is a new bakery providing traditional homely breads cakes and pastries to the Putney community. They pride themselves on their community focus, low Eco-impact policies with regard to packaging, energy, sourcing and waste and avoidance of anything artificial in their products. Above all else they pride themselves in producing the highest quality that their customers deserve and expect.
Lazaru offers more types of bread than you could begin to imagine - Chorizo olive bred stick, rye with caraway seeds, potato bread. A lovely friendly owner who named the shop after his grandfather.

They are currently nominated in the Good food London’s Best Bakery competition – make sure you vote for them http://tinyurl.com/qyr9mc9
to make sure Putney has the best bakery in London.

Wednesday 27th - Pied Piper
Pied Piper, 234 Upper Richmond Road is a family run shoe shop and has been in Putney for over 25 years. They offer lots of children’s shoes, ballet wear and dancewear. They specialise in top quality shoes from leading suppliers; Startrite, Ricosta, Geox, Superfit, Primigi, Toughees. Their popular ballet and dance wear meets all institution standards (Royal Academy of Dance approved) and they are proud to supply the local schools. They stock shoes, boots, trainers, wellingtons, slippers and gym shoes.

They are a traditional shop with traditional values. They are proud to be the oldest independent store in Putney. At Pied Piper they always put your children first. They offer expert and free advice on your child’s feet and will only recommend a shoe if your child needs it.
They would love to provide your child’s new shoes to start the new school year.

Thursday 28th - Bibo
146 Upper Richmond Road is a new modern Italian restaurant and bar in Putney. They aim to be a sophisticated yet approachable neighbourhood restaurant where you will be greeted with a smile and served with grace and charm. The menu is limited but therefore made with extra care and attention, all freshly cooked and nicely presented. The wine list is extensive ranging from a reasonably priced house wine to some very special more expensive wines. The ambience is good, music in the background, just loud enough to hear but you could still have a conversation without having to raise your voices.

The owner has a few other restaurants but is new to Putney – give it a try, you’ll be pleased you did.

Gems from week 1

Gems from week 2

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Gems from week 4

Gems from week 5

Gems from week 6

August 26, 2014