Putney station lies in the borough of Wandsworth, in south London. It first opened in 1846, and the charming redbrick building in use today was built in 1886. On the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3, and served by mainline trains to Waterloo Station every five to 10 minutes, Putney station has become a popular spot for young professionals looking to commute into central London.
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames, Putney is about expansive as it gets inside the capital - its airiness has drawn various famous faces to the waterside down the years, including political philosopher John Locke and Queen Elizabeth I. Today, the town offers something similar, with many Londoners heading over for an easy stroll along the river or to relax in local pubs and cafes. Putney is also a hotspot for rowing, with more than twenty rowing clubs. It is also the starting point for the annual University Boat Race.