Named in the top three in London of The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live 2018 list, Fulham is one the most desirable areas for renters in the greater London area. The Sunday Times considers access to amenities, culture, shops, and restaurants, as well as proximity to good schools and public transport when compiling their final list. Located in South West London, Fulham delivers on each of these considerations and then some. It is, therefore, no wonder property renters fall in love with the area, as letting agents in Fulham will attest; find a property.
Parks and Open Spaces
Not only does Fulham reside on one of the best parts of the River Thames, it also boasts access to nine parks and green spaces such as South Park, Parsons Green, and Eel Brook Common. All of this is even more impressive considering Fulham is just four miles shy of Charing Cross.
Travel and Public Transport
Fulham’s proximity to central London, together with its access to public transport, is a huge draw for renters. Central London is just a 20-minute drive, and there are eight Tube and Overground stations nearby.
Access to first-rate schools is one of the most important things a family looks for in an area when they are putting down roots. Fulham has four 5* Ofsted-rated primary schools, and two 5* rated secondary schools.
Restaurants & Pubs
Not only does Fulham have two Michelin starred restaurants, Riverside Café and Harwood Arms, but also several other charming establishments such as Lots Larder and Hally’s. Fulham eateries cater to an eclectic palette, with restaurants specialising in French, Moroccan, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Asian cuisines all abounding. The area is also home to the world-famous White Horse Pub, known locally as ‘The Sloaney Pony’, overlooking Parsons Green. Recognised for its vast beer selection, the White Horse serves a barbecue every night during the summer too. In terms of nightclubs, the Cuban-themed Embargo Republica sits handily on the borders of Fulham and Chelsea.
While high street shoppers will be familiar with many of the shops located in Fulham Broadway Centre, what makes Fulham really stand out is the many specialists in antiques, designer and chic clothes, and even motorcycles. Speciality food stores offer treats from not only Britain but all over the world.
The Hammersmith Apollo and Lyric theatres are both infamous the world over, with many a famous face having graced their stages. These theatres complement the already abundant nightlife in the area, offering something different for everyone in the audience, as it were.