Home to two of England’s top football clubs and sat on the edge of the country’s second longest river, the Thames, Fulham has much to lure both leisurely and business travellers to the area and its serviced accommodation.
Fulham is a prosperous area in South West London which sits on the north bank of the River Thames. It unsurprisingly belongs to the Hammersmith and Fulham borough, which is amongst the smallest of the London boroughs by area. Despite this, Fulham is one of the more densely populated London areas, home to over eighty thousand people.
First knowledge of inhabitancy in Fulham came over five thousand years ago. Excavations reveal Neolithic people occupied the area in the Bronze Age before Roman settlements emerged throughout the fourth century. Despite Fulham’s name supposedly stated to signify a ‘settlement by the muddy ford’, a reflection of the area in the Domesday Book of 1086 and further centuries of history suggests the area was continuously expanding. Therefore, the region was merged into the Hammersmith and Fulham borough, which still stands to this day.
Fulham’s reputation was not always such a pleasant one. In fact, in the 18th century, Fulham was a centre for drunkenness, gambling and debauchery. Even in the mid-twentieth century, Fulham was a staunchly ‘working class’ part of the city. However, sometime between then and now, there has been a process of gentrification. This helped to make modern-day Fulham one of London’s more expensive and wealthy areas. This can be seen in the eating-out options in the area, which are consistently more refined than other locations. The high-end range of corporate accommodation here also gives the impression Fulham’s populace are looking beyond their the past.
According to research conducted to complete the Business Location Index, Fulham ranks in the top twenty-five most attractive UK business locations for foreign direct investment. Whilst sat on the outskirts of the capital, Fulham is still within prosperous borders. Travellers coming to use Fulham serviced apartments will also find it easy to reach. There are three District Line stations in Fulham which cover the considerably. Putney Bridge connects Fulham and Putney High Streets across the river towards the western side of the district. Wandsworth Bridge Road instead crosses the Thames to the east.
With such close affiliation with London, Fulham naturally attracts both foreign and domestic investment. The industrial strategy for Hammersmith and Fulham highlights further reasons to do business in the area. This strategy highlights the council’s plans to prioritise making the area and its borough the best in Europe for businesses to start up, survive and grow as well as ensure economic reformation is beneficial for all in the community.
Improvements include creating affordable workspaces and ensuring there is enough funding to allow growth. Guests staying in Fulham extended stay apartments have the best opportunity to see first-hand how this strategy has been implemented. It is also noticeable the hope there is to make the area an even better place to do business.
Fulham corporate housing allows guests easy access to much of the area’s attractions and public transportation options. It wouldn’t be right commenting on Fulham without mentioning the fact that this one area of London is home to two of its most famous football clubs: Fulham at Craven Cottage, the iconic riverside football stadium, and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, close to Fulham Broadway tube station. Football fans can take advantage of Fulham city apartments and short term accommodation within close proximity of both of these stadiums.
Just down the road from Craven Cottage is Fulham Palace, a huge representative of the area’s heritage. Occupied since the Neolithic period and owned by the Bishop of London for over 1,300 years, the Fulham Palace is now a popular attraction, including a museum, gallery, café and outside botanic garden.
Other cultural attractions visitors to Fulham can see are the War Memorial and All Saints Church. Both are just around the corner from each other, on the edge of the River Thames and nearby Putney Bridge. The Memorial and Church are both Grade II exhibits, which locals view as treasured historic landmarks. Guests in Fulham aparthotels can be within close proximity of these and many more attractions across the south west London area.
Fulham has much to offer as both a corporate and leisurely travel destination. With an economy on the rise which prioritises securing a greater future, Fulham has a lot of promise for those looking to develop or start up their business in the London area. SITU has many accommodation options here, and whether guests choose to stay in Fulham’s furnished housing or aparthotels, we give anyone the choice to pick and choose how they wish to live in this affluent area.
Fulham has surrounding airports in many directions, with the most significant being just over an hour car journey away. East of Fulham is London City Airport, southwards is Gatwick Airport and in the west is Heathrow Airport.
All these airports have train stations and taxi services operating to make travel to-and-from Fulham straightforward and easy.
Three London Underground stations run through Fulham, as part of the Wimbledon branch of the District Line. These three metro stations are; Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge, running from the north to the south of Fulham respectively.
These stations are commonly used by football fans, with Fulham Broadway closest to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and Putney Bridge near Fulham’s Craven Cottage stadium. All three stations are used by locals for travel to Wimbledon and Upminster in opposite directions.
As well as Fulham’s three underground stations, the area also has two overground railway stations, Imperial Wharf and West Brompton in the southeast and northeast respectively.
Both stations sit on the edge of Fulham and Chelsea, with Imperial Wharf used as the linking station for Chelsea Harbour. In fact, this station and Chelsea Harbour have combined to essentially form their own district. West Brompton, on the other hand, has four platforms and is also an underground station.