South of West Kensington and west of Chelsea, the charming, petite neighbourhood of Fulham sits in a bend of the river Thames across from Putney. Once the lesser- known neighbour of flashy Chelsea, Fulham has boomed in recent years, with young professionals and families flocking here for tidy, leafy streets of Victorian and Edwardian terraces, the abundance of excellent restaurants and the close community feeling. Aside from top-quality dining and weekend afternoons spent in quaint pub gardens, sports play a key role in Fulham life, with both Fulham FC and Chelsea FC based here for football fans, as well as historic luxury sports clubs such as the Hurlingham Club and Queen’s Club. Don’t forget to stop off for a smoothie at Funky Juice afterwards for a true taste of the healthy, wholesome Fulham lifestyle.
Eating & Drinking
Small but mighty, the Fulham dining scene ranges from Michelin stars to healthy brunch spots, with relaxed coffee shops and little gourmet gems in between. Alongside the independent restaurants you’ll also find plenty of chain favourites here, including Nando’s, Byron and Côte Brasserie for fine French dining.
Home to some of the best steaks in SW6 as well as an impressive wine selection, Roxie Steak is a failsafe option for cosy dinners and romantic dates.
Address: 803 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HE
The Harwood Arms
Treat yourself to signature scotch eggs, venison steaks and a life-changing Sunday roast at this Michelin-starred gastropub.
Address: Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QP
Hidden above Amuse Bouche champagne bar, this stylish, sustainable restaurant serves up creative dishes with a changing weekly menu.
Address: 51 Parsons Green Ln, Fulham, London SW6 4JA
Modern and sophisticated, Japanese restaurant Koji offers sushi, sashimi and innovative sharing plates for discerning diners.
Address: 58 New King's Rd, Fulham, London SW6 4LS
Chairs & Coffee
This iconic brunch spot is a top choice among locals looking for eggs, avocado and more on the weekends, as well as delicious home-roasted coffee.
Address: 512 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5NJ
Nights out in Fulham tend to be a low-key affair, with relaxed pubs, elegant wine bars and the occasional cocktail spot dominating the bar scene. For busier bars and late-night dancing, locals tend to head into nearby Chelsea.
An epic selection of wines by the glass, tasty bar snacks and a cool ambience make this wine bar a hit with young locals.
Bubbles dominate the menu at this surprisingly affordable Parson’s Green champagne bar, with around forty different bottles on offer.
Address: 18-22 Vanston Pl, Fulham, London SW6 1AX
The White Horse
Affectionally known as the ‘Sloaney Pony’, the international beer selection and quaint interiors help this Victorian gastropub stand out from the crowd.
Address: 1-3 Parsons Green, Fulham, London SW6 4UL
With quirky cocktails, a generous happy hour and colourful, vintage-inspired interiors, you’re practically guaranteed a good night out at Simmons.
Address: 374 North End Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1LY
The Little Blue Door
From the team behind the famous Little Yellow Door in Notting Hill, this hidden bar is like stepping into a cool house party (with a professional mixologist).
Address: 871-873, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HP
There are three underground stations in Fulham, Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge, all of which are on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. With a journey time of around 20 minutes to central London (Piccadilly Circus) via Earls Court, Fulham is a popular spot for commuters travelling to the heart of the city. The area also benefits from Overground services at Imperial Wharf, for speedy journeys to South East and East London.
Much like the dining scene, Fulham has a compact but well-curated selection of shops, including major high-street brands such as Boot’s, Paperchase and Accessorise all found in the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre, as well as a Vue cinema for checking out the latest blockbusters. For stylish womenswear from international designers make sure to check out Katie + Jo, while independent toyshop Little Heroes is a extremely popular among the area’s youngest residents. Bit of a bookworm? Nomad Books has a brilliant selection (and a charming cafe too), and Lea & Sandeman Wine Merchants is the go-to shop for local wine buffs.
As well as plenty of opportunities for riverside walks, Fulham is packed with verdant parks and squares if you’re looking for some green space to stretch out in. The Grade II listed Bishop’s Park is home to tennis courts and a weekly farmers market, while pretty Parson’s Green and Eel Brook Common are popular spots for summer picnics.
Fulham benefits from a range of excellent state and independent schools, Some of the most popular primary schools in the area include Saint Augustine’s RC and All Saints CofE, while for older children Lady Margaret School (girls, state), London Oratory School (boys with mixed sixth form, state) and Queen’s Gate School (girls, independent) are all highly ranked.