From trendy boutiques to open spaces and great bars and restaurants, Fulham is a very self-sufficient part of town
What to know about Fulham
As one of the premier estate agents in the area, the Fulham office of Marsh & Parsons has flats and houses to let in one of the most vibrant parts of London. "Tenants love the vibrant atmosphere of Fulham," says Sylvie Bahmanyar, the Lettings Manager. "From trendy boutiques to open spaces and great bars and restaurants, Fulham is a very self-sufficient part of town." The office looks after property rentals in Fulham and the surrounding areas including Parsons Greens, Sands End, West Kensington, West Brompton, Hurlingham and parts of Putney.
With a lot of modern property being developed in Fulham in the seventies and eighties, the Chelsea Harbour development was also built in the 1980s. The high quality of local schools as well as the larger houses in Fulham is a big attraction for families moving to the area. "The standard of local state schools is getting much better," says Sylvie Bahmanyar, "and the French school makes the area very popular with families moving here from France." Among the best schools in the area are Thomas's, Hurlingham, Fulham Prep and the London Oratory is not far away.
Property types in Fulham
The arrival of the District line in 1880 saw Fulham’s prosperity chage from market gardening to housing and as a result the style of property in the area is pretty uniform. Most of the properties in Fulham were built in the 35 years leading up to the start of the Great War and row upon row of redbrick Victorian and Edwardian homes abound. Many remain as family houses and are popular because of their width and the size of gardens, but many have been converted into flats. The exception to this is the development of contemporary, waterside apartments nearby at Imperial Wharf and Regent on the River, offering an alternative property type.
So, what will you get for your money in Fulham SW6?
As one of SW6's most popular estate agents, Marsh & Parsons has property to let in Fulham across all price ranges and a studio flat in Parsons Green, for example, will cost about £260 to £325 a week, while one-bedroom flats start from £300 to £425 and for two bedrooms prices start from £390 rising to about £650 a week, say, for a flat with a river view.
Fulham is particularly popular with young sharers moving to London for their first job and three-bedroom flats let to sharers for between £575 and £700 a week. For a slightly cheaper option, ex-local authority flats are available with large two-bedroom properties in blocks such as Walham Green Court SW6, available from £400 a week.
Marsh & Parsons rents flats and houses in the surrounding areas of Parsons Green, Barons Court, Hurlingham, West Brompton, West Kensington, Fulham Cross and Sands End. Families looking for houses to rent in the Moore Park Estate can expect to pay anything from £975 a week on the Moore Park Estate, rising to £2,500 a week and beyond for a large family house in Peterborough Estate SW6 and some of the larger houses surrounding Parsons Green and Eel Brook common.
So what else can you expect from Fulham?
There is no shortage of places to shop in Fulham, ranging from the fruit, vegetable, fish and clothing market which has been on the North End Road for more than a century, to the modern shopping arcade surrounding Fulham Broadway tube station.
There is also a wide range of independent shops, boutiques and delicatessens and a thriving antiques centre on Lillie Road SW6. Fulham is home to two Premier League football clubs, Fulham, the oldest in London, and Chelsea. For participation sports, the Hurlingham Club provides facilities for athletics, bowls, football, rounders, netball and tennis. It is also the home of Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Club, who run four sides of various abilities and are always on the look out for new players. A new £1.3m complex has upgraded the facilities at Hurlingham, one of London's most exclusive members clubs, set in 42 acres of beautiful grounds.
Restaurants in Fulham are too numerous to mention and most are based on Fulham Road, The Broadway, New Kings Road and Wandsworth Bridge Road. The selection on offer is not merely confined to restaurants but extends to delicatessens offering every type of food you could wish for such as the delicious Al Santo offering Greek and Italian food or an unusual Russian deli, New Russian Taste. With the Russian restaurant Stravinsky’s and Fiesta Havana, a Cuban restaurant on Fulham Road, there is also Thai eatery Blue Elephant on the Broadway which hosts a culinary festival each summer based on a different region of Thailand.
As one of the premier estate agents in the SW6 area, Marsh & Parsons prides itself on its local know how. From the best schools in the area to the finest boutiques, bars and restaurants and the cost of a resident's parking permit, estate agents at Marsh & Parsons have their finger firmly on the local pulse.
Green spaces in Fulham
There are numerous attractive green open spaces in and around Fulham including Bishops Park and the grounds of Fulham Palace Road that are recently being restored to improve the historic urban beach located in the Park, as well as restoration of an ornamental lake. Additionally, there will be three main play areas, an education centre located in the Palace’s old stables, restoration of the vinery and walled gardens, and part excavation of the moat.
Furthermore, there are other green areas around Fulham including Hurlingham Park, Parsons Green, South Park and Walham Green, offering ample outdoor recreation space.
Transport in Fulham
The transport links are excellent, with the A4 and M4 leading out to Heathrow, and the convenient tube lines into the City and West End including London Underground services from the following stations:-
Fulham Broadway (District Line, Zone 2)
Parsons Green (District Line, Zone 2)
Putney Bridge (District Line, Zone 2)
West Kensington (District Line, Zone 2)
Barons Court (District and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 2)
West Brompton (District Line, Zone 2)
Click here for an Underground Map.
Additionally, the new Imperial Wharf now offers London Overground services in the Fulham area.
A river taxi runs from Chelsea Harbour and there are also frequent bus services, for more information about the bus routes in the Fulham area click here.
Which London Borough is Fulham in?
The Fulham area is covered by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Please click here for more information about council tax bands, parking permits and healthcare services in Fulham.
How can I find out about schools in Fulham?
For a comprehensive list of schools in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, please click here.