Renting property in Fulham, London SW6

Residential Land specialises in high quality, privately-owned properties available to tenants. We are London’s largest private landlord and run our lettings operation like any customer service-focused business should.

We are accountable, transparent and professional, with membership to the British Property Federation and the Housing Ombudsman Service. For extra peace-of-mind, Residential Land has individual staff who are members of professional organisations such as the Association of Residential Letting Agents and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We offer flexible renting terms, furnished or unfurnished properties, as well as no agency fees.

For a stress-free property to rent in Fulham, ask Residential Land.

Why rent property in Fulham?

The SW6 postcode carries with it fantastic kudos, and a flat to rent in Fulham is a good way of securing a statement address in the area. Parts of Fulham enjoy a stunning waterside setting, cupped in a deep bend of the River Thames. SW6 is also bordered by Chelsea, Kensington and Hammersmith - prestigious neighbours that make for a well connected location.

Fulham is home to two iconic football stadiums: Craven Cottage, where Fulham play, and Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea. Football aside, Fulham has great sporting pedigree, with Hurlingham Park an ideal place for rugby, athletics and also polo - probably London’s only true polo venue. Those with connections can also join the private members establishment, The Hurlingham Club for extra sports and social engagements.

Other SW6 highlights include Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Park, farmers’ markets and Fulham Broadway.

Property in Fulham

Fulham’s property heritage can be traced back to 700AD - with an impressive Manor House that was later bought by the Bishop of London and turned into Fulham Palace. The industrial revolution was Fulham’s catalyst from a somewhat rural area into a commuter hub, especially with advancements in rail travel ensuring SW6 was well connected. Fulham’s property heritage can be traced back to 700AD - with an impressive Manor House that was later bought by the Bishop of London and turned into Fulham Palace. The industrial revolution was Fulham’s catalyst from a somewhat rural area into a commuter hub, especially with advancements in rail travel ensuring SW6 was well connected.

What followed was a glut of elegant Edwardian and Victorian houses that remain hot property today. The Peterborough Estate, The Bishop’s Park Estate, Eel Brook Common and the Bishop’s Park conservation area are four of the most prestigious parts of Fulham, characterised by red brick period properties of style and substance - it’s not uncommon to find a family home of five, six and even seven bedrooms. Also popular are the so called ‘alphabet streets’ between Stevenage Road and Fulham Palace Road.

While SW6 oozes period charm, it is equally well known for its foray into luxury house building. The Imperial Wharf development has become a fully-integrated premium destination, with a blend of apartments, penthouses, bars, restaurants, commercial space and even its own Overground station. Chelsea Creek is known for its very large and lavish apartments - some with as many as five bedrooms.

Fulham has a wonderfully receptive planning department which has allowed some stunning one-off homes to be built, which serve to enrich the local property landscape.

Transport links in Fulham

Within Fulham are a number of public transport options, including Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway stops on the District Tube line and Overground stations at West Brompton and Imperial Wharf (the latter of which is also a mainline rail station serviced by Southern). Earls Court also sits right at the northern tip of SW6, granting further commuter options. Putney Bridge and Wandsworth Bridge take road traffic from Fulham across the river to Putney and Battersea, while the A4/M4 nearby provides a direct link to Heathrow by car.

Palace Wharf Apartments

Rainville Road W6

Palace Wharf Apartments

Full Details

History of Fulham

Settlements in SW6 can be traced back as far as the Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman times, and the locale was positively rural until the industrial revolution and the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century.

Although the Fulham of today is firmly part of the London scene, it was more commonly thought of as a Middlesex village, even well into the 18th century. The 18th century brought with it high living, with breweries, gambling dens and prostitution, earning SW6 a debauched reputation. It was during the first half of the 20th century that Fulham’s more respectable reputation emerged, with pockets of affluence developing along Lillie Road and New King's Road, and around Parson’s Green, Eel Brook Park, South Park and The Hurlingham Club.

Fulham Palace is the area’s heritage gem. Bishop Waldhere acquired a site to create a substantial and impressive ecclesiastical residence around 700 AD. Over 12 centuries later and during Tudor times, the manor house evolved into Fulham Palace - the summer country home of the Bishop of London - further testament to SW6’s former countryside credentials.

Notable Fulham figures - past and present - include Nell Gwyn, Charles Rolls (co-founder of Rolls Royce) and Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Attractions in Fulham

The Design Centre

This centre for soft furnishings, interiors and design excellence at Chelsea Harbour features 120 showrooms and over 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands, making it the largest of its kind in Europe.

Craven Cottage

This stadium has been home to Fulham Football Club since 1869. There is a cafe restaurant, stadium tours and a sell-out crowd at every home fixture.

Stamford Bridge

Home to the Blues and actually sitting in Fulham, Chelsea Football Club’s stadium is a behemoth on the football scene. At the hands of club owner Roman Abramovich, the stadium has become a destination over and above a football pitch. There are three cafes/restaurants, two hotels, the ‘Under the Bridge’ live music venue/nightclub and on-site health club/spa.

Fulham Palace

Trace over 1,300 years of history at this wonderful Tudor residence, home to countless Bishops of London and now open for the public to enjoy. Wander round the manicured gardens, soak up the amazing architecture and take part in one of the official palace ghost tours.

Imperial Wharf

So much more than a cluster of residential skyscrapers, Imperial Wharf is a social destination. On site are the Harris & Hoole coffee shop, Thai restaurant Blue Elephant, Middle Eastern restaurant Yamal Alsham and the Young’s pub, The Waterside. Keep fit buffs will love Karen Hardy’s Dance Studio and Alex Fitness.

Shopping in Fulham

Eschew the cloned High Streets and head for some of Fulham’s boutique-lined roads instead. Try Lillie Road for antiques, Wandsworth Bridge Road for fabrics and soft furnishings, and New King’s Road for delis, grocers and traditional food stores.

Restaurants in Fulham

Manuka Kitchen

This restaurant serves modern European food for an exclusive crowd of just 26 diners at a time. There’s a light, brasserie feel and dishes such as roasted cod, confit duck and pork belly.

Harwood Arms

Don’t let the laid-back vibe at this gastropub distract you from the upscale menu. Look out for British produce, with a focus on game and wild food, from London’s only pub kitchen that holds a Michelin-star.

Sands End

A pub that serves Anglo-Irish food with an emphasis on home comforts. Expect seasonal ingredients, real ales and the pub’s famous scotch eggs and sausage rolls. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

The White Horse

Also known as the ‘Sloaney Pony’, this pub prides itself on a menu that changes daily. The Sunday roast dinners are legendary in the locale.

The Malt House

Its menu is overseen by two-Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi, so expect greatness from this above average gastropub.

Claude’s Kitchen

Don’t miss this restaurant upstairs at Amuse Bouche, voted as one of Time Out’s top 3 most romantic restaurants. Claude Compton’s menu stars British ingredients and changes weekly.

Are you interested in viewing rental flats in Fulham and other central London locations? We would be happy to help. Contact our lettings team or have a quick look at our currently available apartments to rent in London directly on our website.

Palace Wharf Apartments

Rainville Road W6

Palace Wharf Apartments

Full Details


Search for rental properties