The ultimate guide to life in Fulham
You might not have immediately considered moving to Fulham if you are thinking of making a move in London, but this often-overlooked area has plenty to offer residents including a wealth of bars, restaurants, shops, local amenities and easy access to some top-flight sports.
Fulham is situated in the South-West of London and sits just to the East of Hammersmith with easy access to central London and the motorway networks when driving further afield. It is no surprise that Fulham is a hub for industry, with some of its enterprise roots going back to the 15th Century when it was known for its pottery, tapestry-weaving, paper-making and brewing.
According to an article by Savills, the prime South West area (which includes Fulham, Putney, Clapham and Wimbledon) is a magnet for corporate relocators, with 42% of tenants relocating here coming from outside of London and overseas. This gives a pleasantly international feel to the area that welcomes anyone moving to Fulham.
The neighbourhood of Fulham has great access to world class sports and is home to two well supported London football teams. Fulham (affectionately known as the Liliwhites) play in the Premier League at the Craven Cottage stadium, which is a short 30 minute walk to Stamford Bridge, that is home to Chelsea Football Club. If football is not to your taste then you also have the option of watching the renowned Fever Tree Championship tennis tournament at the Queen’s Tennis Club.
The annual event, held in June, has previously been won by John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Marin Cilic. You also have the option to join the 15 year waiting list to become a member of the exclusive Hurlingham Club, which was the birthplace of polo. Although you can no longer play polo there, members can use the nine-hole par three golf course, numerous tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and expansive gymnasium.
Fulham is a wonderful place to be in the summer, thanks to its rooftop and riverside bars that ensure scenic views of the river and the city, and also an abundance of open green spaces such as Eel Brook Common, South Park, Bishops Park, Imperial Park and Hurlingham Park.
Getting in and out of the Fulham area is not a problem at all. Fulham is serviced by 3 District Line stations; Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge, as well as Imperial Wharf station for the Overground and Southern line. As mentioned above, Fulham is also a short walk from Earls Court station, giving you easy access to the Piccadilly Line.
If you are considering moving to Fulham you can expect a wealth of entertainment, culture and open spaces. You are also on the doorstep of to a number of nearby business districts and easy access to central London and the City, meaning you won’t have to travel far whether you are needing to work, rest or play.
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