Putney’s Exchange Shopping Centre shut at 2pm today, as did the Centre Court Shopping Centre in Wimbledon and several other stores in the area following rumours rioters were planning to launch an attack at 5pm.
East Putney is a London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. It is between Putney Bridge to the north, and Southfields to the south. The station is on Upper Richmond Road (A205). It is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and Travelcard Zone 3
The station was opened by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) on 3 June 1889 on an extension from Putney Bridge station to Wimbledon. The extension was built by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) which, starting on 1 July 1889, ran its own trains over the line via an eastward-facing loop that joins the Clapham Junction to Barnes mainline.
The section of the District Line from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon was the last part of the line to be converted from steam operation to electric. Electric trains began running on 27 August 1905.
Mainline services through East Putney were ended by the Southern Railway (successor to the L&SWR) on 4 May 1941, although the line remained in British Rail ownership until 1 April 1994 when it was sold to London Underground for the nominal sum of £1. Until the sale, the station was branded as a British Rail station.
A short walk from East Putney is the bustling Putney High Street where you can find shops including Argos, Next, Gap, Foxtons (estate agents), Waitrose, Game and Block Buster.
Our roving secret shopper reports that Currys.Digital in Putney is having a closing down sale. Also going is Parchment in the High Street. We also hear that both Starbucks and Argos are closing down . The Argos lacks visibility, and since most people can not afford to ‘buy the Moon” few can afford the bucks for a star.
There a few items which are on “clearance” in other branches as well, but nothing specific.