Fulham Area Guide
Offering a great quality of life, in a relaxed secure environment, the highly desirable areas of Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney attract a large population of both professionals and families alike. Situated in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, South West London, the area has become one of the most sought after areas in London.
If you are considering moving to the area and would like further details we would be more than pleased to help with any information or advice you may need. In the meantime, here is just a taste of what you can expect.
Fulham is ideally situated, for those looking to relax in a residential area with a suburban feel, yet at the same time enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life. There are fantastic transportation links, with several underground stations nearby: -
Hammersmith (District line, links to Heathrow)
Barons Court (Circle, District, Piccadilly line)
West Brompton (District line)
West Kensington (Circle, District line)
Fulham Broadway (District line)
Parsons Green (District line)
Putney Bridge (District line)
East Putney (District line)
There are also regular bus services to the West End and Central London as well as the local ‘Hoppa’ buses which can be flagged down anywhere. A River Bus service running up to Westminster and Blackfriars was also introduced recently.
If you need road access to the M4, M3, M25 and A3 then you are ideally positioned with Heathrow only being a 20 minute drive away during off peak times.
Within the surrounding area there are some of the best private and state schools available. These include the Lady Margaret Church of England School, the French Lychee, the independent pre-primary School L'Ecole des Petits, Marie D’Orliac, St James Senior Girls' School and The London Oratory School amongst others. These and many more can be viewed within the School Guide here. This is a very useful website as you can view statistics such as the national averages and Ofsted Reports.
These popular Schools have created a very niche market and are just one of the many reasons why property in the area has become so desirable.
Imperial College London is also situated in South Kensington and is ranked as one of the World’s best universities.
In 2012 Fulham was voted as the UK’s most desirable area by young professionals.
Beautiful Green Spaces
One of the big selling points of Fulham and the surrounding areas, are the many beautiful parks located throughout. These are one of the area’s most attractive features and are well worth taking the time to visit.
Bishop’s Park has many stunning riverside walks and trails to explore, including the Moat Trail which follows the line of the moat which used to surround Fulham Palace. Fulham Palace was once the home to the Bishops of London from the 11th century and they resided there for over 1300 years. The historic grounds are open to the public, and are a popular attraction for both families and also the local residents alike. The park is also famous for its urban manmade beach and sculpture garden, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
There is a picturesque village green which lies at the centre of the aptly named Parsons Green. It was thought the green was once used as a bowling green by the local Rectors of the beautiful St Dionis Church which sits just adjacent to it. The green hosts the popular annual Jazz Festival and the Fair on the Green. The area is also home to the famous White Horse Pub (also known as the Sloaney Pony) and the Aragon Pub, where it is said Catherine of Aragon once lived.
Eel Brook Common borders New King’s Road and is close to Fulham Broadway. It is an unusually flat piece of land, and it is said that this is due to fact that there is an underground bunker beneath it, that protected residents from the Luftwaffe bombing raids during the Second World War. It now is used much more recreationally and has facilities such as tennis courts and a floodlit AstroTurf for other sports.
South Park is an important park for sports as it contains the only public cricket pitch in the whole of the borough. It also has an interesting history as it was once farm land, where it was first known as Broom Farm and then later as Southfields Farm. To date, it is still the only farming land in Fulham that remains as an open space.
In addition to the public cricket pitch it also has some other superb facilities, such as tennis courts, football pitches, netball and basketball courts. It also has a children’s playground and serves the local schools as an important resource. Friends of South Park, who manage the park, describe it as being a reason alone for people to move to the nearby area.
Hurlingham Park is well known for its exclusive sports and social club, and many sporting fixtures including the annual Polo in the Park. It is also home to the Queen’s Club which hosts the famous annual Queens Championship. Situated along the picturesque Thames it offers a whole range of activities and events within its impressive 42 acres.
The area is host to a wide variety of fantastic restaurants, pubs, cafes, coffee houses and bars. Some of the most famous/well renowned are listed below:
The Harwood Arms (the only Pub in London to have been awarded a Michelin Star)
Duke on the Green
The Sands End Pub
The Brown Cow
The White Horse
The area has all the modern day needs such as major stores and supermarkets, designer outlets and gift shops. But it is also famous for bespoke, niche and specialist shops. Lillie Road is an antique haven, New King’s Road is one of the best known locations and offers a wide variety of high-end boutiques, specialist food shops and restaurants. Fulham Road is bustling with small local eateries and unique shops, to name but a few.
If you want to find everything in one place, then we recommend you visit the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre. Not only does it have a variety of shops, but also a cinema, a health club and good choice of restaurants. The 12 million people who visit this each year can’t be wrong.
Fulham attracts a lot of health conscious people and they have certainly been catered for. There are many farmers’ markets, including the Parsons Green Farmers' Market and the Sunday Bishops Park Farmers’ and Fine Foods Market.
If you are interested in healthy organic food and produce in particular, you should also head over to the Whole Foods Market, it’s only located five minutes’ walk from Fulham Broadway and is a great place to spend some time looking around.
There are a huge variety of sport facilities and clubs in the area. In addition, Fulham FC is based at the picturesque Craven Cottage on the banks of the Thames, and Chelsea FC is based at Stamford Bridge just off Fulham Road, so there are few better places for a football fan to be situated.
Some have been mentioned above, but for more information and listings of the many Sports Facilities in Fulham & Hammersmith, please see this link: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/sport
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