From redeveloped industrial docklands to traditional London villages, living on The River Thames offers something for everyone. Fifth in our Riverside Living series, we talk to Judy Urmossy and Alistair Kidner, sales managers of KFH’s West Putney and Fulham and Chelsea branches about living in these idyllic south west London villages.
Bricks and mortar
Fulham and Putney have a diverse mix of properties, from traditional Victorian terraced housing to new build developments in Imperial Wharf. Many of Fulham’s Victorian period houses have been converted into flats, of particular note are the characterful Lion houses. Alongside the river, period town houses back on to the Putney Embankment, with some enjoying direct views over the Thames. Those looking for apartments head to the Embankment, which boasts beautiful mansions blocks such as Kenilworth Court.
Both young and old gravitate towards the imposing riverside mansion blocks, whereas families with young children tend to look for period terraced properties. Most buyers come from central London and Kensington & Chelsea in search of better value for money, and there is currently a lot of interest from foreign investors keen to take advantage of the exchange rate.
Where to go
The beautiful stretches of the river are popular with runners, cyclists and walkers alike. Putney is the starting point of the annual Varsity Boat Race, and the river is put to good use by the rowing club over the rest of the year. Putney and Barnes Commons are popular with dog walkers.
There are also a multitude of pubs, bars and restaurants in Fulham and Putney, with Kings Road, Fulham Road and Putney High Road particular local favourites. Favoured haunts include The Wine Rooms and The Brown Cow in Fulham and The Toy Shop in Putney.
Fulham and Putney are well connected, with four calling points on District line. Putney railway station, on the boundary of Zones 2 and 3, offers ten trains to London Waterloo an hour.
Looking to the future
Post referendum, the future is looking bright. Both the market and prices have stood up well during this period with buyer confidence remaining high. We’re looking forward to a busy autumn, with Fulham and Putney continuing to draw investors and residents alike.
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