Fulham is a highly desirable residential area in the heart of London. Close to the River Thames and within easy reach of Central London, a home at the Ariana Apartments enables you to live in comfort and style whilst enjoying life in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
A sought-after urban village
Offering a captivating blend of old and new, Fulham is an extremely upmarket and well-established neighbourhood. Home to the exclusive Hurlingham Club, it is also the location of historic Fulham Palace, with its fascinating museum, café and gardens, as well as being the base of arch-rivals Chelsea and Fulham football clubs. Café culture reigns supreme here and the area boasts an exciting range of cutting edge restaurants, bars and eateries, along with a plethora of local independent shops and boutiques including mouthwatering delicatessens, butchers, artisan bakers and greengrocers, as well as the usual larger supermarket chains, including Waitrose, for a delicious quality of life.
Live the London life
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” —Bo Derek
Food, glorious food!
Fulham has an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes and budgets. The area’s most famous establishment is surely The River Café, owned and run by Ruth Rogers, next to the headquarters of her husband Lord Rogers’ architecture firm. Sir Terrance Conran’s well-known Bibendum restaurant could well be a close second though—situated in the historic Michelin Building—this is something of an institution when it comes to fabulous food and the aphrodisiac qualities of its oyster bar.
The area’s many other gastronomic highlights include The Harwood Arms, London’s first pub to be awarded a Michelin star, the famous Blue Elephant at Fulham Broadway—an elaborate Thai dining experience—and Marco Grill at Chelsea Football Club, run by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. And of course, no visit to Fulham would be complete without a summer evening drink at The White Horse pub (nicknamed The Sloaney Pony’ by locals); this popular haunt is situated directly on Parsons Green.
For those who love to party, Fulham Broadway has many clubs and bars offering everything from dancing and comedy, to cocktails and cabaret.
A haven of culture
London is a world-class destination for the arts and offers an exciting range of music, dance and theatre productions, not to mention some incredible exhibitions by established and up-and-coming artists alike. Each year the capital attracts many thousands of people from across the world due to its vibrant creative scene.
When you live at Ariana Apartments, Tate Britain, the Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery, the Southbank Centre, Theatreland, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Opera House, not to mention the Science, Natural History and British Museums are just some of the wide range of exciting venues within easy reach.
A shopper’s paradise
Minutes from Ariana Apartments, Fulham Broadway shopping centre attracts 12 million visitors a year, who come to enjoy its many high street retail outlets and restaurants, as well as the cinema and health club. Lillie Road is eternally popular with antiques collectors, whilst Fulham Road boasts a wide range of eclectic shops and boutiques and Imperial Wharf is home to an upmarket shopping mall.
A little further afield, the iconic King’s Road in Chelsea is a big draw, offering a wide range of boutiques and restaurants and the chance of some celebrity spotting. Some of the world’s most coveted fashion houses can be found along Sloane Street, and the world-famous department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols are well-known for their wide selection of designer brands.
When the British rain predictably starts to fall, head to Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush for a fabulous shopping mall experience amid the huge range of shops, bars and restaurants under one roof (no umbrella required!). London’s finest shopping destinations are all within easy reach when you live at Ariana Apartments.
An enviable Lifestyle
“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.” —Italian proverb
Fulham is a special pocket of London with its own unique character, history and strong sense of community. Close to the River Thames, this popular well-located area enables you to enjoy life to the full. Whether you choose to take to the water by joining one of the area’s rowing or canoeing clubs, or simply relish the river from the shore by jogging or walking along its banks, the quality of life it affords is hard to beat.
The area boasts some of the capital’s leading health and fitness establishments, including The Hurlingham Club (which has a rumoured 10-year waiting list!) and Virgin Active’s health club on Lillie Road which offers an indoor pool among its many facilities, while tennis courts can be found at Eel Brook Common. Fulham also boasts some outstanding ‘Green Flag’ parks offering superb fitness facilities, including Bishops Park & Fulham Palace Grounds, along with Normand, South and Hurlingham Parks.
Soccer fans will already know that Fulham is home to two premier league football teams—Fulham FC at Craven Cottage stadium and Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge—whilst rugby is played at Eel Brook Common and South Park. For flagship events, Twickenham, the home of England rugby, isn’t far away, along with horse racing at Epsom and high goal polo at Windsor Great Park.
London’s impressive Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Regent’s Park, St James’s Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens and others, are also within easy reach of Ariana Apartments by tube. Offering fabulous opportunities for myriad leisure pursuits including horse riding, deer spotting, children’s play, boating, jogging, tennis, football and cricket, the Royal Parks also make the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.