Welcome to Fulham
With a Victorian and Edwardian uniformity seldom found in London, Fulham has a distinctive style which businesses and buyers alike have been drawn to since the 19th century. Trendy shopping roads and rival football clubs have created an upmarket community who give patronage to everything from champagne bars to rustic pizzerias. With no shortage of green space, as well as easy access to the Thames, Fulham attracts those who want the feeling of a village without compromising on city life.
Did you know?
Fulham Palace has been a residence of the Bishops of London, also named the ‘Princes of the Church’, since 704 AD.
Red brick houses on the Peterborough Estate are known as ‘Lion Houses’ because the trademark terracotta lions are still visible on the gables of the buildings.
Brompton Cemetery, a historic Grade I-listed cemetery, is the final resting place of more than 200,000 people, including suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.
Awash with beautiful green space and historic hospitals, West Brompton has been a sought-after location for families and young professionals for over 200 years. Home to Brompton Cemetery, a surprisingly popular spot for residents, and Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC’s stadium, the area has worked hard to hold onto its sense of community.
Nestled in between Fulham, Chelsea and Earls Court, West Brompton’s streets are well known for their white stucco-fronted houses, many of which have been converted into stylish apartments. With a number of ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’-rated schools, the area prides itself on its diverse culture, especially since it has London’s greatest concentration of residents from Italy. Shopping in the area is defined by King’s Road, which has everything from department stores to independent bookshops. Easy travel between areas such as South Kensington, Sloane Square and Westminster are available on the district line from West Brompton station, which also provides access to north London via the Overground.
The most modern area in Fulham, Chelsea Harbour is home to new rise flats, offices and studio spaces, all with exquisite views of the Thames. You might be fooled into thinking you are somewhere abroad when stepping into this unique area of London, watching yachts float by in the marina, however being just a two-minute walk from Imperial Wharf station means you’re never too far from the rest of the city.
With grand and classical decor in lots of the flats, Chelsea Harbour perfectly mixes the old and the new. Surrounded by older establishments, it’s very easy to stay within the confines of the marina, considering there are a number of restaurants, cafés and bars right on the waterfront. Perfect for those who want to invest in luxury, the area is patrolled 24/7 by security.
The most residential area of Fulham, Parsons Green plays host to quiet streets, quaint cafés and plenty of nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools. With gyms and parks on the doorstep of almost all the residents in the area, it has become a hotspot for families and young professionals who want local amenities without any of the stress. Though there are a number of sophisticated bars and restaurants to entertain you on the weekend, Parsons Green has a certain pastoral charm that has made it one of the most popular spots in Fulham.
Brunch spots abound, this is a fantastic area of Fulham to walk around on a sunny day. Of course, there is Parsons Green itself, a neat triangle-shaped park tucked in between New King’s Road and the railway line, which prides itself on its dog-friendliness and charm. Walking just around the corner you will find the White Horse, or the ‘Sloaney Pony’ as it’s known locally, an iconic gastropub that offers all the best of British food. Houses here are Victorian and Edwardian mostly, with many converted into open, stylish flats, making the area very popular with renters who want easy access to central London on the District Line.
The best of Fulham: things to do
Densely packed with every type of food imaginable, Fulham is the place to be for the discerning foodie. Traditional pubs and daring brunches are the highlight of this area’s dining experience, while local cafés keep you filled with your favourite snacks and drinks.
This laid-back Mediterranean eatery packs a punch when it comes to quality meals cooked from scratch. A casual yet sophisticated spot, equally an ideal destination for brunch and leisurely dinners, you’ll find everything from classic French toast and blueberry pancakes on the breakfast menu to signature Wagyu beef dishes.
The Harwood Arms
The only Michelin starred pub in London, The Harwood Arms offers award-winning British food with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on game, specifically locally-sourced and intelligently cooked, its seasonal menu even takes advantage of a rooftop garden where, in the summer, they grow heritage tomatoes, radishes and strawberries.
Calling itself ‘a corner of Spain in Fulham’, El Metro offers up a variety of Mediterranean dishes with its own Spanish flare. Opened in 1989, it has been a local favourite for many years, especially since many of its nights offer live music too.
Whether you’ve come for a drink before a big game or want a sophisticated night of cocktails, you won’t be stuck for choice in Fulham. Don’t be fooled by how close it is to central London: here you can find affordable pints alongside flutes of champagne, as well as eclectic, exuberant atmospheres.
The Durell Arms
If watching sport is your bread and butter, there can be no better spot than the Durell Arms. Sit back and relax with a new and improved cocktail menu, as well as Cask Marque certified ales. And for delicious treats to keep your stomachs from growling? We would highly recommend the baked camembert with black truffle honey.
If you’re looking for a drinks venue with a livelier atmosphere, head to the tropical escape of Kona Kai. Renowned for its signature cocktails and homemade concoctions, it’s also a great spot to enjoy some hip hop and R’n’B beats.
For a late drink, you can stroll over to Amuse Bouche in Parsons Green to finish your night with legendary champagne and cocktails. Choose from an upstairs and downstairs bar, a chill-out area or a heated garden, and even from a range of cigars to pair with your drink.
Once a hub for artists and creatives, Fulham offers a number of unique attractions to entertain and amaze. From live music to mind-boggling galleries, there are few things you can’t do in this illustrious borough.
Under the Bridge
As its name suggests, Under the Bridge sits underneath Stamford Bridge, just a few streets from Fulham Broadway. Catering to every music taste imaginable, be sure to head down on one of their infamous ‘Nash Nights’, where they highlight the best country music from both the UK and America.
Warr’s Harley Davidson
‘Why do I need to go to a Harley Davidson dealership?’ you might be asking: but this is more than just a place for selling. Head over to see a revolving selection of historic Harleys and experience some of the legendary bikes that have been showcased in their showrooms since they first opened in 1924.
Plus One gallery
Plus One gallery is the home of hyperrealist art. Priding itself on variety, as well as its expertise in the field, this gallery is one that will leave your jaw hanging wide open. Whether you are looking for colourful, culinary-themed still life or a perfect rendition of a vintage car, there is something here for everybody: just be sure to book ahead.
Strolling around Fulham is a delight in itself, but if you’re looking for something more, this area also encompasses the essence of British culture: parks, football and shopping. Fulham Broadway and the King’s Road cover everything from high street to high-end brands, with bright, open spaces in between make Fulham the perfect place to be on a sunny day.
Take your pick between two of the biggest football clubs in London to have a fantastic day out and enjoy one of the highlights of British entertainment: Fulham FC and Chelsea Football Club. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or someone who has just come along for the ride, it’s impossible not to get intoxicated by the spirit of football.
The Move Studios
If typical gym environments aren’t really your thing, try the forward-thinking movement classes and training at The Move Studios. Classes here focus on a variety of strength and high-energy exercises, designed to improve mobility, flexibility and control.
Clip n’ Climb
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, there are plenty of challenges and games to play at Clip n’ Climb, with adult-only sessions taking place every weekend evening. With 21 different walls to complete, you’ll find yourself dreaming vertically before you even know it.
Property in Fulham
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Young professional sharers flock to Fulham for the sociable atmosphere and easy links into the city, while families enjoy sizeable period properties and an excellent selection of schools. Garden flats and houses will always enjoy healthy levels of interest. As for area, the genteel Parsons Green, with its beautiful architecture, independent scene and choice of pubs is consistently popular.
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Property prices in Fulham vary hugely, with proximity to schools and transport, property quality and type all playing a part. Generally speaking, Parsons Green and the Moore Park Estate on the edge of Chelsea are the most in-demand areas, and therefore command the highest prices.
Marsh & Parsons in the Fulham community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
The Haven Blush Fundraiser
The Haven is a charity we work with that supports women suffering with breast cancer. Their trained nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers listen to individual concerns and give all the practical, emotional and physical support needed. They offer advice on practical things like money and work, help to combat stress, exhaustion and nausea, advice on healthy eating and exercise, and support patients throughout their illness. However, they also offer counselling services to families and close friends of patients, to support them through a tricky time for their loved ones. The charity runs fundraising events and relies heavily on donations and sponsorship to fund its vital work.Find out more
Supporting local businesses
West London’s a wonderful place to live, and its independents are in many ways the backbone of the local community. To find out more about the area, from the best place to grab a coffee to the family-run local butchers and more, click the button below.Find out more