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Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019

2 bed flat, 1 minute walk to River, 5 minutes to tube station

Two bedroom nicely-furnished, recently-modernized flat on the first floor (2nd floor in the US convention for numbering) of a modern purpose-built apartment block.

The flat is suitable for two adults sharing, or a couple with a small child.

Previous tenants were faculty on sabbatical leave at Imperial College, Kings College, UCL and the London School of Economics.

The flat is very light, bright, airy, with a south facing balcony. Very clean, quiet and safe. The balcony is large enough for a child to play in, and there is also an enclosed quad which is laid to lawn with locked gates accessible only to the residents. There is also an underground car park for the residents.

The flat comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and a new bathroom. Wood and tiled floors. The flat is gas central heated with hot water supplied from a very efficient new boiler. It is very warm and easy to heat, with double-glazed windows throughout.

The flat is located in Putney which is one of London's nicest and most family-friendly suburbs. (search with your preferred map software for "Lockyer House London SW15 1EE").

Information on Putney and the neighborhood can be found here:


The Putney Society has produced several audio walking guides with quite interesting historic references. They can be found here:


Many lovely pubs, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and several supermarkets (e.g. Waitrose, Sainsburys and Marks & Spencer) are located in Putney High Street which is 2-3 minutes walk. There are also several parks and a river-side path for walking, biking or jogging all the way to Richmond and Kew Gardens.

Here's a link to a community website which lists some of the local events:


The flat is one minute's walk to the River Thames and is the starting location of the historic Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race (http://www.theboatrace.org).

The Putney Embankment where generations of Putney children have fed the ducks is another minute's walk.

Putney is in London Transport's Zone 2. The nearest underground station is Putney Bridge (District Line) which is a 4 minutes walk over the lovely Putney Bridge with spectacular views of the historic Putney Embankment, Bishops Park and the 15th Century St Mary's Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_Church,_Putney).

Central London and the West End (e.g. South Kensington for Imperial College and many of the major museums) is only 15 mins away by tube. King's College and the LSE are about 20 minutes by tube.

Several buses stop on Putney Bridge which is 2 minutes walk from the flat. From there you can take a number of buses to Central London e.g. the number 14 bus which goes through Fulham, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly and Bloomsbury.

A map of the buses that go through Putney can be found here: www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/putney-2213.pdf.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
510 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 onward
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City London
Postal Code - State or Province SW15 1EE England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Putney
Closest University Imperial College, King's College, LSE, Charing Cross Hospital, Roehampton Univ., Kingston Univ.
University nearby Public Records Office, Kew Gardens

Rental Price:

GBP 1500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free

Car Available

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Every three years, my husband (an academic), my family, and I travel for Spring quarter to London (he teaches a study abroad program). In 2010, we were lucky enough to stay in Putney, in one of two of Barbara Y.'s flats (we stayed in a three bedroom-four person flat--which is no longer available). So far, Putney has been my favorite place. Putney's high street has high-end shops and eateries, the Thames River walks (1 minute away from the flat) are still palpable memories for my family, Bishop's Park and Fulham Palace are a five minute walking distance, the tube station is clean and safe, Putney Common's nature park is beautiful, the homes and apartment buildings are clean and well-taken care of. Basically, my stay there was a total joy. Barbara was an excellent host to my family: we walked into a polished and clean flat with washed linens, she keeps her homes neat and tidy and updated, and she was respectful and professional with us while also being warm and approachable. I highly recommend this particular flat, as it is in an even better location to high street, the Thames River (gorgeous!), and beautiful Bishop's Park than the flat we stayed in (and we were close!). Barbara's current flat would be perfect for a couple or family of three (or possibly four if young children under 6). My children were young at the time and the Putney library was 8 minutes walk from our flat and filled with books for the children. There was also a fun center and kid-friendly cafe's, a movie theatre in walking distance, and a fantastic limestone Church with Sunday farmer's markets, and the kids loved going to all these places. Putney is upscale and comfortable living with beautiful foliage and architectural bridges and quintessential Victorian architecture! My experience was a 11 out of 10. It was also a very close ride into the city, so excursions were possible on a daily basis. After several experiences, my family and I still rank Putney as our favorite place to live in London.

Amy B. from Seattle Washington

Excellent Amy 5/25/2016 11:20:00 AM