SW6 Fulham

Fulham used to be made up of simply one building, the Manor House. Now known as Fulham Palace, the SW6 postcode has grown and has developed into a thriving cultural hub with shops, galleries, restaurants and bars.

Although the area has increased in population, it has managed to maintain a lot of its green spaces. The neighbourhood of Fulham is filled with beautifully manicured outdoor spaces such as Bishops Park, Fulham Palace Gardens and Parsons Green.

The area attracts an affluent crowd. The schools in the area are some of the best in London, including Lady Margaret, which is one of the most desired schools for London families. In addition, the French Lycée is a huge attraction for affluent French families living in the city. Fulham has a large French and Italian community. The area tends to be quiet, except maybe on days where a match is on at the Fulham Football Club.

The streets are filled with expensive cars and the houses are a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. The area is packed with luxurious restaurants to cater to an upper class residential crowd. Many young couples and professionals flock to the area as it is safe, clean and offers a nightlife that isn’t too boisterous.

The experts say

Purchasing property in Fulham is a rather mature decision. Many newcomers have lived in London for years and have decided to branch out of Zone 1, but wish to remain in close proximity to the centre.

The property market in SW6 Fulham

Property prices in Fulham are quite high, whether they are residential properties or a newly commercial property for sale placed on the market. The area most in demand is that between Bishop’s Road and Fulham Road. Properties around those streets are between £2,000,000 and £2,500,000. The average property price for the neighbourhood is £1,200,000. Flats with one or two bedrooms on average sell for £700,000. Semi-detached homes can go beyond the £2,500,000 price point. A commercial property in the area is always high in demand and is often on the pricey side. A large number of foreign investors are becoming interested in buying residential and commercial properties as a London property investment in Fulham and there was a 20% increase from 2010 to 2012 in foreign investment in the area. The rental market is quite strong, especially among French and Italian expats. Young professionals like the proximity to the rest of London and the continental feel of the area.

Three insiders tips for SW6 Fulham

GET – some unique antique furniture. Fulham and Putney are two hidden gems in the furniture market for having some of the best antiques in London.
DO – grab a drink at the Crabtree. It is a lovely waterside pub that is usually quiet. It has some squashy sofas, a wonderful riverside terrace and an excellent selection of beers and spirits.
SEE – one of the many Fulham farmers’ markets. Each market has its own identity. For locals, choosing a favourite is a matter of personal pride: Parsons Green Farmers' Market is a dog-free market, Sunday Bishops Park Farmers is located near green open spaces and Fine Foods Market offers some of the best organic produce.

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