Fulham, London


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Affluent and affable might be a quick and easy way to sum up Fulham, the prosperous and popular borough in south west London. Known for its role as the end point for the annual Varsity Boat Race, Fulham makes the most of its proximity to the River Thames as it winds its way westwards.

Fulham has a reputation for being one of the capital’s most sought after residential districts and it’s not hard to see why – a mix of fabulous properties of all types and sizes, allied with fantastic facilities in terms of shopping and leisure mean you have everything you need within a stone’s throw…and all just 20 minutes from the centre of the capital.

Although the eponymous Fulham Football Club’s charming and historic ground can be found tucked within the borough’s crowded streets, the area is also home to big city rivals Chelsea FC, meaning football fans are spoilt for choice as to where to place their allegiances! Add in the Hurlingham Club, world famous for polo, and Queen’s Club, which hosts the popular pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament each summer, and it’s clear to see why this district is not only a social but a sporting mecca.


What a property finder can purchase

£1m buys: A three-bedroom detached house with development opportunity, or two-bedroom apartment with roof terrace.

£2m buys: A four-bedroom house, or four-bedroom apartment on the north bank of the Thames.

£3m buys: A  three-bedroom apartment in a prestigious block.

£5m buys: A  three-bedroom duplex apartment with stunning outdoor space.


Best hotels in Fulham

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel (https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/the-chelsea-harbour-hotel/?cid=gplaces-the-chelsea-harbour-hotel) offers elegant and luxurious accommodation in a fabulous waterside setting. Doubletree by Hilton (https://doubletree3.hilton.com) is more than a standard offering from the world famous chain: it combines a fantastic location and fabulous facilities in a superb setting. Barclay House (https://www.barclayhouselondon.com) is a unique and welcoming boutique B&B in a fabulous central Fulham location and offering something different to the norm.


Best restaurants in Fulham

Claude’s Kitchen (https://www.amusebouchelondon.com/claudes-kitchen) is a popular spot for those who live in the area, as well as those who make the journey to Fulham to sample a menu offering led by British ingredients cooked with élan and innovation. Koji (http://www.koji.restaurant) is a superb spot just for cocktails but better to linger a little longer for its stunning Japanese cuisine.  The Harwood Arms (https://harwoodarms.com) is a delightful gastropub hidden away in quiet back streets which it is well worth seeking out for the consistent excellence of its food.


Best schools in Fulham

Kensington Prep School (www.kensingtonprep.gdst.net) is an independent school for girls aged 4 to 11, which is consistently lauded for the high standard of its education and the superb grounding it gives to pupils. Hurlingham School (www.hurlinghamschool.co.uk) offers education to boys and girls aged 4 to 11 and is an independent school with a first class reputation. Putney High School (https://www.putneyhigh.gdst.net) is a superb independent school for girls aged 11 to 18, with a linked junior school.

Buying Agent Fact

The UK’s first ever speed bumps were installed in Fulham – in 1984 on Linver Road and Alderville Road.

How to get to Fulham from central London

Train: 20-minute Tube journey to Fulham Broadway station

Car: 30-minute drive



James Nightingall