Commuters who drive across Putney Bridge daily probably have no idea of the immense amount of activity there is along the Putney Embankment. With its vast array of rowing clubs and boathouses, we are often letting and selling properties to people who are moving locally to be near their rowing club. Below is a little information on a handful of these clubs!
The London Rowing Club The Embankment, Putney, London, SW15 1LB.
This extremely active club, competing at the highest levels, made its debut on the bosom of old Father Thames on the evening of Thursday 22 May 1856. A circular letter sent by Josias Nottidge summoned a meeting at the Craven Hotel where it was resolved the attendees would: “form themselves into an association to be called the London Rowing Club, having for its object the encouragement of rowing on the River Thames.”
Vesta rowing Club The Embankment, Putney, London.
With a history dating back to 1870, Vesta is a busy members-only rowing club based on the Tideway in Putney. They row, train and race hard and also pride themselves on being a friendly and welcoming family club. And, in case you didn’t know… the Vesta bar is legendary (well it must be true, it says so on their website!).
Chase Newns Marine The Boat House, Embankment, Putney, London SW15 1LB.
Chas Newns started the business in 1978. It provides everything needed for a nautical experience on the Thames, from boat sales and hire to full Chandlery. They are also highly experienced in providing boats and support for filming and making videos on the Thames. So if you lose your davits, need you bottom scraped or just some friendly advice, Chase Newns is the place to go!