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Discover Fulham, London: Hidden Gems and Must-Do Adventures


Beach Club in Fulham London
Who knew there's a Beach Club in Fulham?!

Located on the north bank of the Thames, Fulham is nestled between Hammersmith and Kensington, with Battersea and Putney on the opposite side of the river. From a residential perspective, Fulham offers a quiet and relaxing place to live, while still being within a short distance of major London areas.


Ready to discover what makes Fulham so special? This guide will spark your excitement and help you explore everything this vibrant neighbourhood has to offer. From hidden gems to popular spots, there's a hidden treat and something new for everyone.


Even the residents will learn something new!


Key Takeaways


  • Fulham's nightlife is buzzing with excitement! From historic pubs and live music spots to Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s something for everyone’s taste.


  • Fulham is not exactly a shopping paradise, but it does offer a range of unique boutiques, quirky gift shops, and a variety of dining options, all conveniently located near major transport links.


  • When it comes to culture and history, Fulham has it all. Check out the hyperrealism art at Plus One Gallery, catch a football game at Craven Cottage or Stamford Bridge, enjoy a scenic walk along the Thames, or explore the historic Fulham Palace. There’s no shortage of things to see and do!


Bars and Restaurants - Fulham in London

Ahh, fulham bars. Once the staple of royalty. Let me give you the scoop on some of the best bars and restaurants in the area:


1) Neverland London

Fulham Beach Club London - top spots
Come join us at Neverland London for a summer day on the sandy beach!

Fancy a summer holiday without leaving the city? Then Neverland London is just the place for you! Just picture the sand under your feet and the sun on your face as you sip a frozen spicy margarita.


It may feel like you're on the sandy shores of Marbella, but in reality, you're in the heart of Fulham (on the banks of the Thames) - enjoying the ultimate beach-themed rooftop experience.


Neverland London is the kind of place where each visit feels like a mini adventure. The ever-changing themes and amazing decor mean there’s always something new and exciting to discover. They even have their own Fulham Fest during the first May bank holiday.


Plus, the food is fantastic, and the cocktails are out of this world, making your night even more special. But what really makes Neverland London stand out is the lively, welcoming vibe.


It’s the perfect spot to dance, celebrate with friends, or meet new people. If you're looking for a fun and unforgettable night out, Neverland London is worth checking out" Once you've witnessed the unique magic of this beach/rooftop paradise in Fulham, you'll be wondering how you'd never been before!


Opening Hours: Thurs to Friday (6pm to 12pm), Saturday 12pm - 12am, Sunday 12pm to 9pm. Entry from £5pp. Book now at Neverland London.


2) The Harwood Arms

The Harwood Arms - Top spots in Fulham
A great spot in Fulham for a relaxed meal with friends or family.

If you haven't already, get yourself down to one of the only pubs in Fulham with a Michelin Star - The Harwood Arms. This cosy pub offers a fine dining feeling without the fancy vibes!


Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, the Harwood offers award-winning food and wine in a relaxed setting. Enjoy munching on a gourmet pub roast while sipping a perfectly paired beer or wine while watching Chelsea play on the TV.


They champion the very best British produce, with a focus on game and wild food! Provenance is the key to their success, and they have relationships with the best British suppliers. They even have a secret rooftop vegetable garden, which is all used in the menu.


Opening Hours: Lunch Friday and Saturday 12pm -2:15pm. Sunday 12pm -8.15pm.

Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5.30pm to 9.15pm. Book now at Harwoodarms.com


3) Manuka Kitchen

Manuka Kitchen - top spots in Fulham
The ambiance at Manuka Kitchen in Fulham is cozy and inviting. A must-visit spot for foodies in the area.

Next up, I’m gonna give you the lowdown on Manuka Kitchen in Fulham… This place is a restaurant and an experience! It’s like entering your favourite aunt’s kitchen, only it’s fully fitted with top-notch chefs instead of your aunt’s rusty old saucepans.


The atmosphere? Relaxed and alternative. You’ll feel like you’re at your best friend’s dinner party. The food? A celebration in your mouth! The brunch menu is delicious, and the main menu will have you asking for the chef’s recipe. Plus, the staff don't just bring you the food; they bring a smile, a joke and perhaps a bit of cheeky banter to your table!


So, if you want to enjoy a scrumptious meal with a hearty helping of laughter, then Manuka Kitchen is the place to be in Fulham!


Opening Hours: Lunch Friday and Saturday 12pm -2:15pm. Sunday 12pm -8.15pm.

Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5.30pm to 9.15pm. Book now at www.manukakitchen.co.uk/


4) The Little Blue Door

The Little BLue Door - top spots in Fulham
The little blue door in Fulham is like stepping into a cozy tavern!

The Little Blue Door in Fulham isn't your average bar—it's like crashing the coolest house party in town! Picture: comfy couches, quirky decor, and an atmosphere that feels like hanging out with your best mates.


But here's the twist: instead of your friend's place, it's actually a bar serving up some seriously tasty cocktails.


With themed nights, friendly staff, and a vibe that's all about fun, the Little Blue Door is the ultimate spot for a night out in Fulham you won't forget.


Just trust me on this one: once you experience the unique charm of this place, you'll be hooked!


Opening Hours: Wednesday: 5pm - 12am, Thursday: 5pm - 12am, Friday: 5pm - 1am 

Saturday: 11:30am - 6pm / 7pm -1am. Book now at thelittlebluedoor.co.uk


4) Josephine


Restaurant on Fulham Roast
Located on Fulham Road, this quaint French bistro is a great place for a romantic dinner.

Are you craving a charming taste of Lyon without leaving the city? Then take a stroll down to this new French bistro nestled on Fulham Road - Josephine.


Imagine comfy chairs, flickering candles, and walls adorned with paintings like your grandma's house.


The menu? It's a delightful blend of Lyonnaise classics: think cheese soufflé, frogs legs oozing with garlic butter, and a salad so generously laden with bacon, it's practically irresistible.

As for the mains, get ready to dig into some seriously satisfying dishes like tender chicken and mushroom vol-au-vents, juicy beef fillets, and heavenly veal sweetbreads. And whether you're a "Joey doesn't share food" kind of person or not, don't worry—the portions are big enough to feed a small army!


Now, for those of you with a sweet tooth, you can indulge in creamy choux pastry, delightful pink praline tarts, and a rum baba with a quirky DIY twist.


And let's not forget the wine: it's pay-as-you-drink, so bottoms up!


Hungry yet?



4) Local Hero


Cafe in west london area
Shoutout to Local Hero Cafe for always serving up the best coffee in town!

Next up, let me tell you why you need to add this cosy little cafe to your must-visit list.


Imagine walking into your favourite hangout spot, where the vibes are so chill you can't help but relax.


And let me tell you, their coffee? It's like a hug in a mug, guaranteed to kickstart your day with a smile and that much-needed caffeine hit!


Now, let's talk food—think scrumptious full English brekkies, hearty lunches, and tasty treats that'll sweeten up the worst of days.


So, why not swing by and see what all the fuss is about? You might just become a hero in your own right!



Shop 'til you drop in Fulham

If you're on the hunt for unique shopping experiences in Fulham, you're in luck! Here are some standout spots:


1) North End Road Market

North End Road Market - fine foods market in west london
A fun way to spend a morning and stock up on some delicious, locally sourced produce.

North End Road Market isn't just any old market; it's like a bustling neighbourhood party where you can buy fresh fruits, bump into neighbours and discover quaint antique shops.


From negotiating prices to meeting colourful characters, every visit is a mini-adventure filled with laughter and surprises—and let's not forget about all the bargains!


So, whether you're shopping for groceries or just enjoying the local vibe, North End Road Market is your next place to be for a fun and unique shopping experience.


2) Vintage Basement

Antiwue shop in the londond borough of Fulham
This store is a must-visit for anyone looking to spruce up their wardrobe.

Vintage Basement in Fulham is your go-to spot for a blast from the past! It's not your ordinary store—it's like stepping into a time machine of funky fashion and retro vibes.


Picture yourself rummaging through racks of clothes, each piece telling a unique story and begging for a new adventure.


But what really sets Vintage Basement apart is the atmosphere—it's like hanging out with friends in your coolest friend's living room.


So, whether you're a vintage aficionado or just looking for a good time, Vintage Basement promises a shopping experience that's as fun and unique as you are!


3) Fulham Broadway Centre

Fulham Broadway - Fulham Road
Fulham Broadway in the perfect for a day out with friends or family.

Fulham Broadway is the place to be for all your shopping needs! The wide variety of shops and stores here offer something for everyone, whatever your style and budget.

Not to mention, it’s also the entrance to Fulham Broadway Underground Station!


But hold on! There’s even more! Once you’re done shopping for clothes in the shopping centre, you can head to the cinema, grab a bite to eat or have cocktails with friends. All in the same place. It’s not just shopping, it’s the ultimate entertainment experience!


So, from sales to special offers, or even if you’re just looking for something fun to do, this place has it all. Shopping sprees, ready yourselves!


Activities


1) Pottery at Fulham Pottery Cafe


Pottery in Fulham - top activity to do
Pottery Cafe Fulham is the perfect spot to unleash your inner artist!

Pottery at Fulham Pottery Cafe is a blast! It's like stepping into your own messy sitcom, starring you and a blob of clay. Imagine the giggles as you shape clay into everything from wobbly mugs to caricatures of your pals. Did we mention that it's also right by Fulham Broadway!


But this isn't just pottery; it's therapy for anyone who finds solace in squishing stuff. And who knew getting muddy could feel so darn good? Plus, you'll strut out of there with your very own masterpiece (or at least a good tale to tell).


So rally your buddies, roll up your sleeves, and let's dive into some good old-fashioned pottery fun!


2) Rowing in the Thames


Rowing in Fulham - must do activities
Rowing in Fulham is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active!

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Thames!


Why not hire out a boat in Fulham and learn how to row, all while absorbing the stunning views of the River Thames.


At places like Fulham Reach Boat Club, you can learn to row and make friends on the river! Imagine an atmosphere of gentle lapping water, the sound of oars and laughter of friends.


Not only that, but you also get your workout done for the day - it's a win-win for everyone!


So, if you want adventure, friends and fun on the water – this is the perfect activity for you!

                                     

3) River Thames Walks


RiverThames walk in Fulm - must do activites
The River Walk in Fulham offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Walking along the River Thames in Fulham is like stepping into a storybook adventure. With stunning views, hidden gems to discover, and plenty of people-watching, it's the perfect blend of fun and relaxation.


Not only that, but it's completely free!


So grab your friends, pack a picnic, and get ready for a day filled with laughter and unforgettable moments by the water!


4) See a Football Match or Visit the Museum at Chelsea FC


Stamford Bridge Stadium, Fulham Road.
Stamford Bridge, just off Fulham Road, is the perfect setting for a thrilling game. Let's go team!

"Why was the football pitch always so wet? Because the players kept dribbling all over it!"


Fulham is home to two of London’s iconic football stadiums: Craven Cottage Stadium and Stamford Bridge Stadium. There’s nothing like a football match to get the blood pumping, and Fulham FC is a great place to watch the game!


Craven Cottage Stadium has been home to Fulham FC since 1896, with their biggest rivals, Chelsea, just a stone's throw away at Stamford Bridge Stadium, Fulham Road.


Chelsea's home turf is also actually located in Fulham, SW6. Stamford Bridge is just outside of Chelsea, approximately a 20 minute (1 mile) walk from King's Road, and if you're eager to go and view the stadium, take a look online as Groupon usually have discounted tickets.


With football, it's all about the experience, the tension and the thrill of every goal (and every missed opportunity! ;).


Watching a football match, whether you're a fan or not, is always a thrill! However, if that's not your cup of tea, why not visit the Chelsea FC museum and soak up the history of the game and see trophies and even interactive exhibits? Perhaps this is one for the man in your life?


Historical Spots and Galleries


1) Plus one Gallery


Art gallery Fulham - must do activites to do
The artwork at this Fulham gallery in like having a little piece of nature indoors!

Visiting the Plus One Gallery in Fulham is like stepping into a world where art comes to life! This place is a hidden gem filled with hyperrealistic masterpieces that are so detailed, you'll swear they're photos.


You'll find yourself double-checking to make sure those fruits aren't real enough to eat or those portraits aren't about to start chatting with you.


It's a playful and mind-blowing experience that showcases the incredible talent of artists who can make paint and canvas look like reality.


Whether you're an art buff or just looking for a cool spot to explore, Plus One Gallery offers a fun and fresh take on modern art. So, swing by, let your eyes feast on the extraordinary, and get ready to be wowed!


2) Spanish War Memorial Garden


memorial Garden in Fulham Bishops Park- must do activities to do
A peaceful place in Bishops Park with beautiful landscaping and a serene atmosphere.

Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and spend some time in this peaceful oasis?


This serene garden is steeped in history, offering you a heartfelt tribute to the bravery of those who fought in the Spanish Civil War.


As you wander through the pathways, surrounded by nature's beauty, you'll feel a connection to the past and a sense of gratitude for the present. There's nothing more grounding than this experience.


 So, whether you're seeking solace or simply a tranquil escape, this garden offers a meaningful and enriching experience.


3) Fulham Palace

Fulham palace - top spots in Fulham
The architecture of Fulham Palace includes a large clock tower and stone features, making it a must-visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

Fulham Palace is like a time-traveling adventure right in the heart of Fulham, and trust me, you won't want to miss it!


Former home to the Bishop of London, this stunning palace will transport you back in time, wandering through centuries-old halls and gardens that are bursting with stories just waiting to be discovered.


But it's not all serious history stuff—there's a ton of fun to be had here too! From family-friendly events to quirky exhibitions, there's always something exciting happening at Fulham Palace. And don't even get me started on the cafe—let's just say cake lovers rejoice!


So, if you're looking for a fun day out, make sure to put Fulham Palace at the top of your list. After all, where else can you travel through time and treat yourself to cake all in one go?



4) Sands End Arts & Community Centre


Community Centre in Fulham
Don't miss out on unforgettable comedy nights and music experiences!

Visiting Sands End Arts & Community Centre is like stepping into a cozy gathering of friends where you'll find yourself surrounded by a diverse bunch of characters, all with their own stories and quirks.


With activities ranging from comedy clubs to drink and draw evenings, there's never a dull moment in this lively community space.


So, come on over and join the fun—whether you're a seasoned artist or a total newbie, there's a place for you at Sands End Arts & Community Centre. After all, the more, the merrier!


Green Spaces and Parks in the London Borough of Fulham:


1) Bishops Park


Bishops Park - Top spots in Fulham
Bishops Park in Fulham is a must-visit spot for nature lovers!

You can’t miss Bishops Park when you’re in Fulham!


It’s a beautiful spot by the Thames, full of history and charm. Families love it for the playgrounds and open spaces, while sports fans can enjoy the tennis courts and bowling.


Plus, there are always cool events happening, making it a lively hub for the community.


Bishops Park is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the local vibe!


2) Parson's Green and South Park


Parsons Green in the London Borough of Fulham
Parsons Green is the perfect spot for a peaceful walk or picnic with friends.

Another ultimate chill spot in Fulham is....drumroll please...Parsons Green Park!

It's like a green paradise right in the heart of the city.


Think green spaces perfect for picnics, shady trees for lazy lounging, and maybe even a game of frisbee or two.


Whether you're people-watching, dog-spotting, or just soaking up the sun, there's always a fun vibe in the air.


So grab your friends and family, pack some snacks, and get ready for a day out in the picturesque Parsons Green!


Fulham is also home to the exclusive sports and social club The Hurlingham, famous for polo, golf and croquet with its Georgian clubhouse nestled amongst stunning 42 acre grounds. The waiting list for membership is currently closed so you'd best find yourself a member friend!


Transport Links


Train to Fulham Broadway - tube stations
Choo choo! Next stop: Adventure!

Fulham's transport scene is like having your own personal chauffeur service, but with a lot more character! You've got three trusty Tube stations—Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, and Putney Bridge—all ready to whisk you away to wherever your heart desires in the city.


Need to hit up central London for a shopping spree? No problem! Fancy jetting off to some exotic locale from Heathrow Airport? Easy peasy! And let's not forget about our funky bus routes—hop on the 14, 11, 295, 391, or 424, and you'll be cruising through the city like a boss.


With all these transport options at your fingertips, getting around Fulham is not only easy, it's downright entertaining. So buckle up, grab your popcorn, and get ready for the ride of your life—Fulham style!


Summary


Fulham Beach Club - top spots in Fulham
Live your best life at Fulham Beach Club

In a nutshell, Fulham is a lively and diverse neighbourhood that's got it all! Whether you're into vibrant nightlife, scenic walks along the Thames, or exploring rich history and beautiful architecture, this London borough has something for everyone.


You'll find unique shops, fantastic restaurants and excellent transport links that make getting around a breeze. Fulham perfectly blends the comfort of suburban living with the excitement of city life.



So, are you ready to dive into all the amazing things Fulham has in store?




Frequently Asked Questions


What are some must-visit pubs in Fulham?

You must visit The White Horse, The Durell Arms, and The Harwood Arms, which is the only Michelin-starred pub in London, only a short distance from Fulham Broadway Station!


Where can I go for a scenic walk in Fulham?

You can go for a scenic walk along the River Thames on the Thames Path National Trail or the Putney Hammersmith Thames Loop for beautiful views of Fulham. Some parks also offer a sculpture garden or walled garden. Enjoy your walk!


What architectural styles are prominent in Fulham, West London?

The prominent architectural styles in Fulham are Victorian and Edwardian, contributing to the area's historical charm. Its streets are filled with sophisticated Victorian and Edwardian houses, just like in your favourite movies.


How well-connected is Fulham in terms of public transport?

Fulham is located in south-west London and well-connected with three Tube stations on the District Line, multiple bus routes, and easy access to major roads like the M4. With these options, public transport in Fulham provides efficient connectivity for residents and visitors all year round!


Train stations include Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, and Putney Bridge. The best thing is that with the speedy District Line, you will already be in Central London in 20 minutes!

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