Moving to Fulham
Fulham, in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, is a very popular and fashionable area of London. Bordered but Putney, Wandsworth, Battersea, Hammersmith and Chelsea, Fulham enjoys a range of exciting neighbouring areas that each offer their own unique cultures and amenities. With a real community feel, Fulham itself is packed with independent stores, fashion retailers, delis, café’s and restaurants.
People are drawn to the area thanks to the lush green spaces, and the balance of exciting bustling urban life and plentiful outdoor space. The sporting lifestyle here makes it great for families: from dog walking, park runs, time spent outdoors in the parks, football, tennis and polo – sports fans are spoilt for choice.
The history of Fulham
Fulham, like many of today’s most popular and upmarket London boroughs, has had quite the change in fortunes.
The name Fulham is derived from ‘Fulanhamme’, which means ‘the place of fowls/mud’. The original name was based on the village’s location: thanks to its close proximity to the River Thames, Fulham was prone to flooding.
In the 1700’s the area was populated and frequented by more salacious individuals: it was home to gambling, drinking and prostitution. But today things have completely changed, and the area is an upmarket, prosperous and chic location!
Fulham: highlights and culture
The Fulham area is exceptionally popular with young professionals and families thanks to its high-end, community feel. Fulham today is an affluent area of London, attracting chic businesses and affluent residents looking for modern urban living set amongst a lot of green space.
Fulham has attracted large numbers of French and Italian residents, which has influenced the cuisine culture of the area. It’s known for being home to a large number of bars, shops and restaurants, with a strong foodie culture.
If you enjoy being outdoors, Fulham could be the right match for you. From the vast selection of riverside and rooftop bars and restaurants enabling you to dine al fresco, to the numerous green spaces; Fulham residents really enjoy time outdoors.
The area’s Grade II listed Bishop’s Park is central to the lives of many Fulham residents who enjoy the green spaces and unique beach space. Eelbrook Common is home to tennis courts and a large grassy area. And Parkland Sensory Gardens is great for families, with loads of green space for games and picnics as well as a large children’s play area.
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Things to do in Fulham
Here are our top things to do and places to visit:
• Fulham Palace – one for the history fans, the palace is home to archaeological finds from the Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman and Medieval periods.
• Bishops Park – enjoy London’s only urban beach at the beautiful Grade II listed park.
• Craven Cottage – visit the home of Fulham F.C. football club, which has been in the area since 1896.
• The White Horse Pub – the ‘Sloaney Pony’ is a famous London pub with a beautiful beer garden and award-winning food.
• Hurlingham Club – the members only club offers up the impressive Georgian House set amongst 42 acres, a host of sporting facilities, and some of London’s most exclusive parties.
Where to live in Fulham
Fulham has a large selection of property types and sizes, but the Victorian and Edwardian houses here are consistently popular thanks to the space and good-sized gardens on offer. Some of the most sought are properties in the area are the Lion Houses on the Peterborough Estate – so called due to the terracotta lions that decorate the gables.
The Moor Park Estate and Peterborough Estate are highly popular, and as a result property here comes at a premium. More affordable properties are available in Parsons Green and Eel Brooke Square, which are both very popular with young professionals.
Average rental costs:
A one bed home – £1600 per month
A four-bed home – £4000 per month
Average purchase costs:
A one bed home – £540,000
A four-bed home – £1.8 million
Whilst these are average prices, Fulham is home to some of London’s most expensive properties and postcodes.
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Family life and education in Fulham
Fulham is incredibly popular with families thanks to the large family homes available, the number of great outdoor spaces, and the numbers of exceptional schools.
Home to some of the most highly sought-after schools in the capital, Fulham has a selection of both state and independent schools. Two of the most desired schools are the All Saints C of E Primary School and Lady Margaret School for Girls.
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Fulham enjoys incredible transport links, as well as being an incredibly walkable area. Sat in Zone 2, Fulham is serviced by Fulham Broadway Tube Station which operates the District Line. On this line, you can reach The City in under 30 minutes. There is also the Imperial Wharf Overground stop, from which you can quickly reach Clapham Junction and Shepard’s Bush for access of other tube lines around the city.
Via bus, you can easily and cheaply reach much of London and Fulham’s surrounding boroughs. There are frequent bus services from Fulham to Liverpool Street, Notting Hill, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo and more.
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