Fulham is an area located within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is situated on the north bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea.
Fulham is a historic area with roots dating back to the 7th century. During the 18th century, the area had a reputation for debauchery, becoming a “playboy retreat” for the wealthy of London. Today, mainly thanks to its close proximity to Chelsea and the City, Fulham is a popular place to live with some excellent leisure facilities and attractions.
Fulham has a great location close to the famous retail and cultural centres of Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, and is popular with young professionals and families alike. Fulham itself has excellent shopping facilities and includes a mix of independent fashion boutiques, high-end high street and designer brands, and luxury furniture and interior stores. Emma Bridgwater’s pottery shop on Fulham High Street is worth a visit. There is also Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre, which is full of high street names as well as a cinema and health club, and several farmers’ markets are held weekly in the area.
Restaurants, cafes, gastro pubs, and delicatessens are plentiful, making Fulham a great place for foodies! Spice of India on the River is a contemporary Indian restaurant where you can dine while taking in spectacular views across the water to the City. The Waterside, also occupying a great spot on the river bank, offers a fantastic seasonal British menu with a Mediterranean influence.
There is plenty of green space at Fulham, including Fulham Palace grounds and Eel Park Common. Hurlingham Park and South Park both have various sports facilities used by local clubs. The area is also home to two major football teams, Fulham, and local rivals Chelsea– who play at Stamford Bridge just behind Fulham’s Broadway.
Property in Fulham
Bordered by Chelsea to the north and the River Thames to the south, Fulham has become one of London’s most popular residential areas. As such properties are among the most expensive in the capital.
In the centre of Fulham, property comprises a mix of Victorian and Edwardian townhouses and conversions. The most sought-after areas include the Moore Park Estate, the Peterborough Estate and roads close to Bishops Park along the river. Rivermead Court set directly on the banks of the Thames and next to The Hurlingham Club is a well-maintained and sought after mansion block. New luxury riverside developments are being built along this stretch of the River Thames, with developments at Imperial Wharf, Fulham Reach and Chelsea Creek proving highly popular.
The River Thames at Fulham
There is plenty of choice when it comes to things to do along this stretch of the River Thames. Some highlights include:
- Fulham Palace and Gardens, the riverside Grade I listed former residence of the Bishops of London
- Bishops Park, with its beautiful parkland area and riverside walks
- The Hurlingham Club, an exclusive private park and sports club with a Thames frontage
- The Crabtree Pub, which has cosy waterside terraces and beautiful views across the Thames
Transport in Fulham
- Tube stations at Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway
- Imperial Wharf railway station nearby with services to Brompton Road and Clapham Junction
- Regular bus services to Clapham Junction, South Kensington and Sloane Square
- The River Bus service at Chelsea Harbour with 3 stops up to Blackfriars
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