Tucked neatly between Chelsea and Hammersmith, Fulham is an often-overlooked part of South West London, but one with plenty to offer. The area boasts some outstanding new build homes, and verified residents are reviewing them on HomeViews. As a result, we can reveal the 5 best places to live in Fulham.
5 best places to live in Fulham
All the top five ranked property developments have been rated solely by residents who live there. Our verified reviewers share their views on what makes the best places to live in Fulham stand out from the competition.
Sitting pretty at number 1 is Imperial Wharf, which is right next to Chelsea Harbour. Built over a former industrial site, this development comprises 1665 new homes, half of them designated affordable housing. Residents say they love the combination of great views, plenty of excellent nearby restaurants and shops, helpful concierge staff and a genuine sense of community across the development. There’s also has a fitness centre, hotel, offices, retail space and other amenities on site, as well as a new railway station, also called Imperial Wharf, that’s only moments away.
Fulham Riverside is a large redevelopment project which features a good collection of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments. Ease of access is a big plus with residents here, as they have a supermarket, gym, landscaped gardens and various restaurants and cafes on their doorstep. Situated on Townmead Road, the development is only an eleven-minute walk away from Imperial Wharf station, offering links into Central London.
Lillie Square is a newer development with 800 properties, including studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, lateral penthouses and townhouses. A recurring theme on this list, the views here are much appreciated by the residents, as is the fact that Brompton Station and Earl’s Court are within a few minutes’ walking distance. There are also plenty of facilities on site, including a pool, jacuzzi and cinema room.
Small but stylish, The Landau residential development has just 90 apartments, including 26 duplexes. It’s conveniently close to Bishops Park and Fulham Palace, as well as the River Thames and Ealing Broadway and West Brompton stations. For a night out at the theatre, the West End is well within striking distance too.
We finish with something of a unique listing at number 5. Dungannon House is a BPG development on the very pretty Vanston Place, a cobbled quarter in the middle of Fulham. With its lilac-hued exterior and glass balconies, the property is an ultra-contemporary contrast to the area’s surrounding Victorian architecture. It’s also less than a five-minute walk from Fulham Broadway station, giving access to the District Line.
What’s Fulham like to live in?
Fulham residents say that one of the biggest advantages to living in Fulham is its location. You get easy access to the hustle and bustle of South West London’s livelier parts, but Fulham itself has more of a calmer, quieter appeal. Thanks to its great access to tube and bus links, it’s also an easy hop into the centre of London, and back again!
What is Fulham known for?
Fulham is known for offering up a wide range of appealing benefits to both renters and buyers. It has a good mix of decent transport links, culture and amenities, great schooling options, and a welcoming vibe.
Sitting nicely in the bend of the Thames, it has plenty of tranquil riverside walks and café culture to offer. Plus, leafy Putney is just a short hop over the river. Parson’s Green is right in the centre of Fulham. There is fantastic community spirit here, along with a vast array of inviting boutique shops.
In terms of landmark attractions, there’s the architectural wonder of Fulham Palace, which has Tudor, Georgian and Victorian elements. Alternatively, if you want to experience an antiques hunter’s paradise, Lillie Road is the place to go. If you are a football fan, not only is there Fulham F.C’s Craven Cottage Stadium, Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club is also located here.
What are the best areas of Fulham to live?
Fulham has several distinct areas, each with its own local community and amenities, and its own unique atmosphere. The villagey Parson’s Green, with its independent cafés and local restaurants, is an ever-popular choice. Fulham Road, with its stretch of shops and tree-lined residential streets, is an upmarket spot which is also popular with families. North End Road has a diverse, energetic atmosphere, with its daily street market creating a hive of activity. Meanwhile, the sleek, modern developments of Imperial Wharf provide luxury penthouses and river views, and includes exclusive Chelsea Harbour.
Average property prices in Fulham
Fulham is not cheap. In fact, property prices in Fulham aren’t far off double the London average. In the 12 months to December 2022, a property in Fulham would have cost you an average of £1,413,000. This compares to a London average of £741,000. If you’re looking to buy a flat in Fulham, you’re looking at around £766,000, while terraced houses average a price of £1,883,000.
If you need to get more of a feel for Fulham and what it has to offer, our area guide is the place to start. Here you’ll find more details on the areas, property types and wider appeal of Fulham (see below).
Fancy Fulham is in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, flanked by upmarket Kensington & Chelsea. And while it shares its neighbour’s gorgeous terraced townhouses and designer shopping, this pocket of West London is edgier and more affordable. Set on the north bank Read more about Fulham
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