Situated along the banks of the Thames and with beautiful views across London, Fulham is a highly desirable place to be. Popular with young professionals, the red brick houses and green spaces give a relaxing atmosphere. With a large choice of restaurants, cafés and bars, Fulham offers businesses and their employees plenty of choice for lunchtimes, or when meeting with clients outside the office.
Nearby places of interest
The museum, botanical gardens and café at Fulham Palace are easily accessible via Putney Bridge underground station, presenting a unique venue to meet with clients. The beautiful Georgian House, home to the exclusive Hurlingham Club, is well worth a visit for premium sporting activities like tennis and croquet. For clients with an interest in football, there are two clubs are represented in the area: Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge stadium and Fulham FC at stadium Craven Cottage. With plenty of bars and restaurants around each, opportunities for memorable experiences abound.
With close proximity to the centre of London, the city’s top attractions are only moments away. Following a stroll along the banks of Thames, or a short rail journey, tenants can be amongst the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and the Tate Modern.
Already in the neighbourhood
There is a plethora of businesses based in Fulham. Warrener Stewart, a firm of chartered accountants, neighbours a web design company called Connaught, highlighting that there is no typical tone to the companies lining the streets of Fulham.
Area history and pop culture
It has been suggested that the name ‘Fulham’ derives from ‘Fulanhamme’, which means ‘the place of mud’. It is likely that this name refers to the periodical flooding of the Thames that would result in the area becoming systematically caked in the sludge from the river.
Later, Fulham developed a reputation of decadence and dishonesty, becoming the 18th century equivalent of Las Vegas and a hot spot for the wealthy Londoners of the 1700s.
Today, Fulham is one of the most desirable and affluent parts of London, topping the list of expensive locations in the UK.
Population and demographics
With a population of nearly 60,000, Fulham makes up around 2% of the inhabitants of central London. Over 20% of the population are migrants, made up of a largely French community.
Only half an hour from central London, Fulham benefits from excellent transport links. Occupants of office space here can choose from many modes of transport, from buses and trains to tubes and bicycles, travelling to offices here is convenient and efficient.
West Brompton over-ground station also links to the District line as well as offering rail links from Southern Rail and the London Overground. Similarly, Imperial Wharf station, located in the south-east of the district, connects to Southern Rail, as well as the London Overground.
Across the river, the South West Trains service stops at Putney station and Wandsworth town, both of which are accessible in less than ten minutes.
To the north, tenants can take the Piccadilly line to Earls Court or Barons Court and then connect with the District line to complete their journey.
For bus links, the following routes will take occupants into Fulham: 11, 14, 28, 74, 211, 295, 391, 414, 424, 430, N11, N28, and N74.
The District line dissects the area, offering easy access to the rest of London: take the tube from Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green or Putney Bridge stations.