A guide to some of London’s most exclusive areas
Situated in the upmarket West of London just outside Chelsea; Hammersmith and Fulham have long been popular with professionals and families. Lawsons & Daughters, Hammersmith and Fulham basted estate agent explains the area’s appeal- “There are some great schools and plenty of parks to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine, and Fulham in particular is extremely well connected to the rest of London with three tube stations.” Fulham Broadway, the Overground and several regular bus services all help local commuters get to and from work on time, and the imminent arrival of Crossrail will make things even easier.
Always upmarket and associated with luxury and affluence, nearby Chelsea has become even more popular over recent years since Made in Chelsea hit our TV screens. If you’re a fan of the show you’ll recognise lots of the local bars and shops as you walk through the area, and if you look closely you may even spot the odd celebrity. It’s not all about glamorous millennials though- this area is rich in history and was also the birthplace of punk, with The Sex Pistols, Adam and the Ants and Vivienne Westwood all starting their careers nearby.
Proskips says that the area’s broad appeal keeps everyone from fashionistas to sports fans coming back time and time again. “Home to Fulham Football Club and with Chelsea FC just around the corner, this area is a popular choice for sports enthusiasts and there’s always plenty to see and do.” Nightlife is good and there are some great wine bars- but that doesn’t mean it’s a noisy, chaotic area- there are lots of parks, green spaces and other secluded havens for residents who prefer a quieter pace of life.
There are some stunning homes in the area and as it’s just a short walk to the River Thames there’s a sense of exclusivity that only London living can bring. With plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques, the area has an upmarket feel and is popular with young professionals and families looking for London living without the bustle of the city. If you’re into fine dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice here with some of London’s top hotspots including Claude Compton’s famous champagne bar, the River Café and plenty of gastro pubs. The world renowned Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour is also nearby and a great hub for anyone interested in culture and the arts.
With its luxurious Victorian and Edwardian villas, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are attracted to the high end luxury appeal of this part of town. You Choose Windows acknowledges the price tag but says there are plenty of major plus points “It may not be the most affordable of areas- the average prices of a property in Fulham is over £645,000 and in Hammersmith it’s £712,000- but if it’s great connections and exclusivity you’re after you can’t go far wrong here. “