Area Guide to Fulham
Located in West London, Fulham is home to some of the most beautiful and expensive houses of London. Sitting nicely between Chelsea and Putney and neighbouring Sloane Square and Knightsbridge it is definitely a well-surrounded area. Another pleasant addition to Fulham is that it is cosily nested in a bend of the River Thames, offering many possibilities for beautiful riverside walks and terraces with a view.
Links to the city
Fulham is located in zone 2 and has 3 stops on the District Line: Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge. The location is very convenient, from there you can reach central London in only 20 minutes. The area is also very well connected in terms of buses, the bus routes 11, 14 and 295 and all head towards central London. You won’t feel isolated in Fulham that’s for sure!
Renting in Fulham
Rents in Fulham are not the most accessible in London. The area is quite fancy and there are many good schools in proximity such as Lady Margaret and the Lycee Francais of London. The architecture is beautiful, famous for its Edwardian and Victorian houses. There are also some new and modern developments near the river at the Imperial Wharf which are also very popular. All these factors influence the rents in Fulham where the price for a two bedroom flat starts at around £1,450 per month and can go up to £28,000 per month for a penthouse!
Living in Fulham
Fulham is a lovely residential area, a place for many beautiful walks such as Riverside Walks with beautiful views of the river, or just generally around the neighbourhoods. Perfect if you’re a runner!
For a bit of exclusive shopping, Fulham Road is the place for you. Filled with vintage shops, galleries and luxury interior designers. Lillie Road is also known for its vast range of shops from independent hardware to high-end designers.
Fulham Palace is a lovely Sunday afternoon destination. Former home to the Bishop of London it is now filled with many things to see such a museum that explains the history of the building, the Drawing Room Cafe and its botanical gardens.
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Today on Fulham Palace’s takeover of #52Museums, we’re going to look at our beautiful and historic botanical garden (the second oldest in #London). Fulham #Palace Garden is protected as an important historic landscape. Once enclosed by the longest moat in England, 13 acres remain of the original 36. This is a view of our Walled Garden – the #Tudor gate you can see in the background is around 525 years old! @fulhampalace #fulhampalace
Where to go
Local Hero – for coffee
A lovely little cafe to check out if you’re on Fulham Road. Full house every weekend, their healthy breakfasts and lunches are a hit! Their staff is so sweet and their coffee delicious, believe or not excellent coffee is actually not that easy to find in Fulham. It truly honours its name!
The White Horse – for a drink
The White Horse will never disappoint the beer lovers. Each week they have large varieties of local and international beers and the staff are really good at explaining them all and recommending something for everyone’s taste. The crowd is really good at the weekends and when it’s busy they tend to make BBQ on the outside terrace. Overall it’s a lovely local pub.
Ffiona’s Restaurant – for food
Ffiona is a very cute and intimate restaurant. There are less than 15 tables so reservations are highly recommended. The food is incredible, the kind that you would gladly recommend to your dearest friends! Perfect for a brunch, lunch or dinner! Ffiona, the owner, is sometimes present and she is a lovely host. If you have time for just one meal in Fulham – then Ffiona’s is the place to go!
River cafe – for the experience
The River Cafe opened in 1987 and over the years it has built quite a reputation. They now serve one of the best Italian food in London, their ingredients are all completely organic and you can taste it. It is quite expensive and only the A-listers of London go there but why not go for a summer lunch on the terrace, have a plate of pasta and live your best life!