Fulham has a huge river frontage, stretching all the way from the Chelsea border up to the Hammersmith Bridge area. Away from the river are attractive Victorian and Edwardian terraces, wide-open green spaces with tennis courts and other sports facilities, and some fabulous shopping areas, including the ever-popular Parsons Green.
The area has a rich cultural history, having transformed itself from a mainly undeveloped area of market gardens in the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries, into a busy and popular residential area with elegant houses and smart modern apartments. Most building in recent years has taken place along the riverside, on land vacated by industrial business and storage facilities.
There are many excellent nurseries and schools in the area, including Pippa Popins Nursery, Thomas's School, Fulham Prep, Kensington Prep and L'ecole Marie D'Orliac, as well as Lady Margaret's school for girls and Brompton Oratory for boys.
The district line has stops at Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and West Brompton, and provides an excellent link to Central London and the City. There are also excellent bus routes on both the New Kings Road (22) and Fulham Road (11), as well as the overland rail service from Imperial Wharf.
Fulham offers everything you'd expect from a busy district of Greater London. It boasts fantastic links with the rest of the Greater London area and central London, and it also plays host to a fantastic selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Fulham is home to three underground stations and Fulham is also famous for its two football clubs, namely Fulham FC and Chelsea FC, both of which have been a regular instalment in the English Premier League for over a decade.
Although Fulham is rarely regarded as being as exclusive as the likes of Chelsea, Kensington and Knightsbridge, the area has gradually seen an improvement in its reputation from a working-class district in the 1980s. Today property in Fulham changes hands for many times the UK national average - reinforcing the fact that it's now an extremely desirable place to live.
Fulham benefits from the Fulham Broadway pedestrianized zone - home to lots of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as the largest supermarket in the area. One of the reasons why Fulham is so popular with those looking to move into the London area is because of the abundance of parks and open spaces - something most central areas of London lack.
Fulham is a fantastic place to live - it's close enough for you to travel to the attractions, shops and restaurants in central London in just a few minutes - but you can also benefit from enjoying a more laid back way of living, away from the intensity of central Londo