Putney offers easy parking at various locations around town; you just need to know where to look.
The Putney Exchange car park (entrance on Lacy Road) has approximately 250 spaces. The car park is open Monday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, and on Sunday, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Parking costs £3.00 for up to an hour and gradually increases over time, up to £30. There is also a £30 fee for cars left after closing. Waitrose also offers shoppers one hour free parking when they spend £20 in store. The Putney Exchange offers disabled and parent and child parking.
Sainsbury’s car park (on Werter Road) offers approximately 50 car parking spaces with fifteen minutes free parking to all drivers. After this, parking is £2 for an hour and a half. But be careful, drivers who park for longer than an hour and a half will be fined £30. As a bonus, customers who spend £15 or more in store can enjoy their hour and a half as free parking.
Putney has lots of on street parking all within the Wandsworth Council controlled parking scheme. The different zones of Putney have different rules and restrictions on parking. The most accessible parking spots closest to Putney High Street are operational Monday to Saturday, 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. The maximum stay is one or two hours and is charged at £3.10 per hour. Keep your eyes peeled for controlled parking signs and the individual restrictions that apply for each zone.
As well as rail services, Putney offers a wide selection of bus services; fifteen day-services and fourteen night-buses. These buses take travellers to destinations such as Oxford Circus, Clapham Junction, Kingston, Kensington and Hammersmith.
If you are looking for a more scenic route in and out of central London, then the river bus is the option for you. A river bus from Putney Pier to Embankment Pier in central London is operated by NBMA Thames Clippers. This operator provides services into central London with a journey as quick as thirty minutes and you can pay with your Oyster card or contactless. This service is provided at peak times, Monday to Friday.
For a more active option, Putney offers one of the best cycle routes in London. National Cycle Route 4 takes cyclists on a long stretch of the south side of the River Thames. This scenic route provides easy access to central London via Putney Bridge, with most of the journey being along the river. To travel in the opposite direction, the cycle route takes riders through Barnes, Richmond Park and Kingston.
To travel to London Waterloo by railway you can catch a South West Train from Putney overland station. Trains are regular, leaving approximately every five minutes. Trains also run frequently in the opposite direction making it easy to visit places like Richmond, Twickenham and Kew. The last train from London Waterloo to Putney is at 00:18 am.
Alternatively, East Putney and Putney Bridge tube stations offer quick access into central London via the District line. Services run every five to ten minutes making this a popular travel option for commuters. In the other direction, tennis fans have easy access to Wimbledon which is just three stops away.