Fancy Fulham is in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, flanked by upmarket Kensington & Chelsea. And while it shares its neighbour’s gorgeous terraced townhouses and designer shopping, this pocket of West London is edgier and more affordable. Set on the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham is a slower-paced slice of the city, where residents enjoy leafy walks and cosy roasts in authentic boozers. It’s a peaceful haven for professionals, and a great launchpad for commuting. Nearby Hammersmith, for example, is the HQ of major corporations like Disney and L’Oréal. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Fulham. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Fulham.
It feels secluded and safe, lit up at night, the residents range from professionals and families with children to footballers and media people. No council permit parking is available for the building and they charge £3500 per parking a year. No close amenities! There is a small My shop which has only necessities and booze, nearest Tesco is 15 min away. Transport links are good – Overground, District (5 min) and Picadilly (10 min) lines. There are foxes that can be noisy at night when mating. Emergency services station is just around the corner. The bad thing about the light is that they don’t turn it off at night and it’s impossible to sleep. Drug dealers in the area. Not much traffic noise & birds singing.
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Design is very modern, the ventilation of en-suite bathrooms in bedrooms is poor, no ventilation in the bathroom. Management is poor. In addition to electricity and water, you are forced to pay for underfloor heating (which does not work) to Switch2Be. There’s some kind of monopoly agreement between Switch2Be and management of the building – you cannot change the provider – they just double the price every year. The standing charges for this alone are more than £150. An easy way for them to trap residents and earn money on this. I was advised not to pursue legal charges against this fact as hopeless. Any problem you have as a tenant – they first send you to the letting agency, then to concierge, after 10 calls they finally do something. There are foxes and lots of spiders in the area. There were cases of parcels theft. If you want to be in RBKC/Fulham areas it’s a nice development but if not tied to the area I’d advise against it. They close pool all the time. The value for money is awful – the letting agents push prices 25% up every year and get away with it. Underfloor heating does not work properly.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Be prepared to pay a few grand for the heating per month and it will not work
No customer service whatsoever
No shops in the area
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
They sent me to the letting agent, the letting agent sent me to concierge and the concierge refuses to do anything as they need to get I instructions from the agent. Absolute disgrace.