Fulham is a rare area that is popular to both families, with its extensive family amenities, and young professionals thanks to its local assets and its close proximity to Kensington, Chelsea and prime Central London.
Properties in Fulham are predominantly late Victorian terraced housing with isolated patches of early Georgian and later Edwardian properties. There are a growing proportion of modern developments, mainly lining the River, which are proving to be of great interest to professionals and overseas purchasers.
Although popular in its own right, the area doesn’t attract the level of prices attached to neighbouring locations such as Kensington and Chelsea, which explains its popularity with property owners, investors and tenants alike.
There are a number of chic, sleek and contemporary bars & clubs in the area alongside the more traditional, and more “foodie”, gastropubs. Neighbouring Chelsea and Kensington additionally offer a wider choice for revellers looking to go slightly further afield.
As you would expect in a “family” area there are ample recreation spaces including the Bishops Park, including the open lawns of Fulham Palace (formerly the home of the Bishops of London, Hurlingham Park, Eel Brook Common and the intimate space of South Park as well as smaller public areas including Parsons Green itself.
Just across the river is the London Wetland centre, an interesting oasis for those looking to connect with nature. For those with children, it provides both a fun and educational escape.
The Fulham area is home to two top flight football clubs: Chelsea Football Club (Stamford Bridge) and Fulham Football Club (Craven Cottage).
The internationally renowned Hurlingham Club sits on the River looking towards Putney. The Club is credited with bringing polo to Britain and used to be the headquarters of Polo, in fact, that the game is still regulated by the Hurlingham Polo Association. Each year professional polo teams compete at Polo in the Park, in Hurlingham Park, for the coveted Chestertons Cup drawing in crowds from across the country.
The main areas for shopping, boutiques and restaurants are Parsons Green, taking in the New Kings Road and Fulham Road, where shoppers can take their time exploring the many unique shops and independent eateries and Fulham Broadway with a wider more varied selection of retail outlets. Munster Road, Wandsworth Bridge Road, North End Road and Fulham Palace Road also offer great further choices.
Best place for pub food
There are a wide selection of excellent pubs in the area most offering top class food and wine including the world famous White Horse, aka the Sloaney Pony, the Duke on the Green and the Brown Cow. The undoubted leader however is the Harwood Arms on Walham Grove, still the only Pub in London to have been awarded a Michelin Star.
Fulham is well served by a range of excellent, predominantly private, schools such as Fulham Prep, Thomas’s, Parsons Green Prep, Sinclair House, Kensington Prep (for Girls), Lady Margaret’s and the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle overlooking South Park.
Fulham has a number of underground stations to choose from:
Fulham Broadway – District line
West Brompton – District line and London Overground services
Parsons Green – District line
Putney Bridge – District line
Their are an extensive ranges of bus routes linking directly into Central London and the West End and, recently, a River Bus service running up to Westminster and Blackfriars.
Fulham was his home and a home he dearly loved.Charles Blomfield, Bishop of London 1863
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