Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham is neighboured by posh playground Kensington & Chelsea. And while it shares its sibling’s gorgeous terraced townhouses and designer shopping, this pocket of West London is edgier and way more affordable. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Hammersmith & Fulham. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Hammersmith & Fulham.

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Excellent

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Very Good

28%

Average

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Disappointing

4%

Very Poor

5%

Best places to live in Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Best of both worlds in Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham treads the line between peaceful riverside community and thriving commercial hub. And it does so with style. Down by the Thames, it’s all about leafy walks and cosy roasts in authentic boozers. Away from the water, though, the pace picks up. Hammersmith central is the HQ of major companies like Disney and L’Oréal, so on weekdays, expect hordes of commuting professionals dashing in and out of the high streets’ coffee shops.

Hammersmith & Fulham nightlife

The area brags one of West London’s most exciting after-dark scenes. Hammersmith, in particular, has great live music venues, which welcome a mix of well-known and up-and-coming artists. The most iconic is undoubtedly the Apollo, an entertainment institution that welcomes everyone from Paul Weller to Russell Brand to the stage. Meanwhile, in Fulham, there are immaculate, bloom-cloaked gastropubs and chic wine bars at every turn.

Handsome street in Fulham

Shopping in the area

Residents have lots of retail choice here. Hammersmith & Fulham has a handful of shopping centres, including Fulham Broadway and Kings Mall. There’s no competing with nearby Westfields, though – this colossal Shepherds Bush mall has around 250 classic department stores, high street brands and designer boutiques. Alternatively, there’s pretty Brackenbury Village for established independents with character.

Schools and parks

Elsewhere, Hammersmith & Fulham boasts top private schools and plentiful parkland. A family favourite is Fulham’s Bishops Park, which counts tennis courts, a sculpture garden and a man-made beach among its facilities. Hammersmith’s waterfront Furnivall Gardens is another popular spot – especially for picnics and sunbathing in the summer months.

Old London Houses

Good connections

Lastly, the area is extremely well located. Hammersmith benefits from four lines split between two stations – Circle, District, Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City. As for Fulham, it’s serviced by three tube stations, all of which are on the District line. To give you an idea of what’s where – you can reach Piccadilly Circus from the borough in 16 minutes, Victoria in 20, and Kings Cross in 24. Plus, the borough is close to the A4 and M4 – ideal for when it’s time to escape the capital.

HomeViews reviewer verdict…
“Historically W12 is a rather run-down area that’s undergone a spectacular renovation over the last six years. I’d be surprised if anyone would go badly wrong by buying here.”

You can find out more about living in the Hammersmith & Fulham by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Hammersmith & Fulham. Moreover, If there’s a Hammersmith & Fulham property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

Reviews in Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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Managed by the worst company ever: Centrick.

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Review Date Nov 2022

Hammersmith is a great area to live. Great transport links and local commerce offers everything we need.

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It was a good block of flats, but due to Centrick, the Managing Company in charge of it, the block is now falling apart. Centrick will routinely ignore residents reports of issues. A few examples: Lobby door has been broken for over a year. Lift has constant outages and Centrick will only act when several residents starts complainning.
Cleaning is way bellow average, carpets at common areas are filty and way over their lifetime. Rooftop has been sistematically being vandalised/demolished. Bin room is full of rats and discarded materials which stay there forever.

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Wish I knew how bad Centrick, the management company is! I activelly loocked for a flat in this block because I love the location and was in search of a modern flat. Unfortunately, once I moved I realised the buiding management is the worst.

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Building management by Centrick is the worst I’ve even seen. They do not act on the issues we raise.

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Not good value for money

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Review Date Sep 2022

Very well connected to the tube/city centre. Very bad property management, fungus growing in the corridors, communal area not clean

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The Property management very bad. Ventilation system in the flat and in the common area even worse. Door entrance sometimes not working. Thieves often try to break in (with success). Windows do not open properly. The billing system is not very transparent.

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Parcels are often stolen, not very secure building. Also bikes often stolen despite being inside a locked room.

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The building management is often very slow in coming back.

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Great building, great location, easy living.

Review Date Sep 2022

Great location, easy walk to Hammersmith tube station, Westfield shopping centre, local high street with some great independant restaurants and bars and big supermarkets. Also very close to the river which makes for a great place to walk or run, and there are some great pubs along there too. Its on a busy road which is good for buses and traffic flows easy if you have a car its close to the motorway and easy route into Central London. I love living here!

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My flat is well designed and spacious, with quality fittings and appliances in built. There are some rumors about the management being poor but Ive contacted them on loads of occasions and they’ve been pretty easy to deal with. They fix the rare issue with the lift and door quickly and have installed cameras for added security recently. The bin room smells a bit but not a big issue as its away from the living areas. Car park is good and gated if you have a car.

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The corridors can get warm in summer but theyre also warm in winter which helps to keep my heating bill down so not really complaining about it!

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Yes – there was an issue with the lift which was resolved pretty quickly. And they have a 24 hour line so I can contact them anytime. They’re pretty easy to deal with unlike others I’ve used.

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Great location. The rest is terrible.

Review Date Sep 2022

Leakage in eletrict box.
Crazy neighbours jumping up and down (some secondary school kids)
Super high heating bill due to the public area is always heated even in summer.
Stolen parcel every month.

if you join the Facebook group of us you will know I’m telling the truth

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terrible house.
No privacy. You smell neighbour smoking and cooking and watching TV.
Walls are super thin.
Leakage in public area very often.
The doors are not able to be properly closed.
The management company centric say they are working on it.
But every time it’s fixed, it breaks in one week. Thus a lot of issues with stolen parcel.
If you call the metropolitant police and tell them you are Gooch house, they knew where you leave because we are famous in their system.
How do I know? I made my first 999 call in my first month here and they told me 🙂

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Heating is terribly high.
The neighbours are not the worst, but some teen are crazy.

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terrible
very slow response.
The can focus on one thing at a time. But there are so many issue going on.
Never stops heating network.
Leakage here and there in public area where the wires are.

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