London Area Guides
Putney Area Guide
Our area guide to Putney gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW15, SW18
Property Types & Architecture
Putney's quiet side streets are filled with large characterful period houses, typically occupied by middle and high-income families. They are generally larger than average London houses and might typically feature a large rear garden. There are also some apartments in some of the stylish art Deco buildings around the high street that prove attractive to sharing professionals.
Shopping & Entertainment
The high street features four supermarkets, numerous high street names and a large shopping mall. There is a cinema and most recent additions include river front bars at the redeveloped docks. Overall the area is well catered for with a good balance of amenities, shopping and night life.
Parks & Commons
Both Putney Common and Wandsworth Park offer lots of greenery, as well as some sporting facilities, and the stunning Richmond Park is easily accessible.
Who lives here?
Higher income families are the main group of residents as the large, attractive period properties of Putney generally prove to be too pricey for sharers or young couples.
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Schools in Putney & Exam Results
Schools in Putney fall under the Wandsworth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Putney by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Putney
Putney Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 3 councils covering the Putney area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kingston upon Thames
|Richmond upon Thames
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Putney Local Authorities
Putney is is represented by Kingston upon Thames Council, Richmond upon Thames Council, Wandsworth Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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