London student neighbourhood: Fulham

Neighbourhoods for students in London: Fulham

Fulham is one of the most upscale neighbourhoods for students in London. With wide green areas and a quiet atmosphere, you’ll surely enjoy your stay here! We tell you everything you would like to know in this neighbourhood guide.

Housing in Greater London

Fulham neighbourhood (SW6) is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, in the southwest area of Greater London. It includes the areas of Parsons Green, Walham Green and Sands End.

Upscale student neighbourhood in London

Fulham is an upscale neighbourhood for students in London, with its beautiful houses and open green spaces where children and families enjoy. It’s pretty easy to see expensive cars going around in this safe, quiet and elegant area.

Young couples and professionals from different nationalities live here. Fulham neighbourhood borders Thames River and is distinguished by its high-quality restaurants and luxurious shops and organic markets.

Fountain in Fulham Palace (neighbourhood)

Source: Paul Robertson (www.flickr.com)

Top-notch bars & restaurants

Fulham Broadway is the place to go if you’re feeling hungry. The street is packed with different bars and restaurants of a variety of types of food, from Thai to Italian (and British, of course). Plus, there are no chain restaurants in this London neighbourhood, what makes the experience of eating out even more attractive for foodies. And for a really unique experience, head to the lovely riverside pubs.

Some of the places where you must eat are: Medlar Restaurant, Sukko Thai Cuisine, Jak’s restaurant and bar, The Harwood Arms gastro pub or Bailey’s Fish&Chips.

Fulham street

Source: Herry Lawford (www.flickr.com)

Nightlife in Fulham

Fulham is full of highly-rated pubs and gastropubs, some of them beside Thames River. You will find both classy and more informal after-hours. Some of the most popular ones are The White Horse in Parsons Green area or The Cock Tavern. If you like drinking beer and spending a nice night out with friends, you’ll love Fulham nightlife!

Fulham neighbourhood’s facilities

Groceries

Supermarkets are scattered throughout this neighbourhood for students in London, including a large Tesco. Waitrose is one of the busiest, with a wide offer of international and UK-made products. There are also organic food shops, like Whole Foods Market, and several farmer’s markets, where you can buy vegetables and artisan food products.

Shopping

Antique shops where for vintage lovers are one of the singularities in Lillie Road in Fulham neighbourhood. Of course you may also find everything you need in relation to clothes or shoes, inside Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre.

Shopping in Fulham: shop

Source: Herry Lawford (www.flickr.com)

Sport facilities

This neighbourhood hosts the Fulham F.C. Stadium, just beside Thames River, and is just next to Chelsea F.C. Stadium. As you can see, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy if you’re a football fan!

Apart from the exclusive Hurlingham Sports Club, where it’s really difficult to enrol, you can use the facilities of Virgin Active gym (including its really nice swimming pools) or easyGym. In fact, it’s perhaps easier to practice outdoor sports, taking into account the vast green areas in this neighbourhood for students in London. In addition to going running, you can watch Rugby in Eel Brook Common and Polo tournaments in Hurlingham Park.

The Fulham Football Club in the wall

Source: Dom Fellowes (www.flickr.com)

Green areas

Fulham has nice (and big!) green areas for locals to do sports, take a walk, play cricket or tennis, sunbathe if you’re lucky…Bishops Park, Hurlingham Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common, Parsons Green…

Green are in Fulham London

Source: Herry Lawford (www.flickr.com)

Cultural offer and attractions

Fulham Palace is one of those places you must visit when living in this neighbourhood for students in London. Surrounded by peaceful gardens, this was the former retreat of the Bishops of the city.

Don’t forget to visit (at least once) Brompton Cemetery with its figures made out of stone, contemporary pieces of art in Studio 106 Art Gallery or the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour. Did you know that the latter is considered the flagship of interior design in the world?

There’s also a cinema in the area, inside Fulham Broadway Centre shopping mall, in addition to several theatres.

Libraries

If you’re wondering where to study in the neighbourhood, you’ll be happy to know that Fulham Library is open 7 days a week and offers a wide variety of services.

Transportation

The metro stations of Fulham Broadway Station, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge connect Fulham with the rest of the city of London through District Line. Plus, from West Brompton train station leave the Southern trains and the Overground Line.

Street in Fulham neighbourhood London

Source: David Howard (www.flickr.com)

The distance from Fulham student neighbourhood in London to the main universities is as follows:

  • University of London and University College of London: it will take you approximately 40 minutes to get there, starting at Fulham station (District and Circle Lines).
  • Middlessex University: is about an hour away by metro (District and Northern Lines starting at Parsons Green).
  • London Metropolitan University: is less than 20 minutes away (District and Piccadilly Lines from Parsons Green).
  • University of East London (Stratford Campus): is about an hour away. Starting at Parsons Green, get District and Jubilee Lines.

The city centre is 20 minutes away, just jump into District and Piccadilly Lines.

Plus, bus connections are pretty good here, so you can also travel overground if you feel like it!

Rooms for rent and apartments for rent: rental rate

Rental rate in Fulham varies widely, along with the different kinds of housing, but you can find rooms for rent on Beroomers from 200£/week. Don’t miss the student accommodation in the area!

Short and sweet

  • Atmosphere: upscale, quiet, residential, elegant.
  • Location: southwest area of Greater London.
  • Residents: young couples and professionals.
  • Facilities: supermarkets, farmer’s market, shopping mall, antique shops, football stadiums, wide green areas, monuments, theatres and cinemas.
  • Transportation: well-connected area by bus and metro (Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge stations).
  • Rooms for rent and apartments for rent (rental rate): rental rate in Fulham neighbourhood varies widely, but it’s possible to find rooms from 200£/week.
  • Area of London: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Groceries in Fulham neighbourhood

Source: Herry Lawford (www.flickr.com)

Fulham is one of the most popular neighbourhoods for students in London! Are you wondering if this is the best place for you to live in this city? Then don’t miss our guide of neighbourhoods for students!

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