Nestled in a bend of the River Thames and surrounded by Hammersmith, Putney, and Chelsea is Fulham—the leafy London district known for its upmarket character and famous football club.
But despite its charm, companies often overlook Fulham when looking for a new office. This is a real shame, as the area has a lot to offer thriving businesses—especially those who prioritise work/life balance.
In this article, we’ll explore the many reasons why it’s worth considering an office in Fulham. We’ll also share some of the best bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and gyms that will become part of your daily routine if you choose to base yourself here.
Why should businesses opt for offices in Fulham?
There are plenty of practical reasons why Fulham is an ideal choice for a business HQ. For one thing, the area’s location and handy transport connections make it a good option for teams that live or work with clients in West or South London.
If you have pet owners in your team, they’ll be pleased to know that you can also find dog-friendly offices in Fulham. At Uncommon, we know that Fulham’s green environment makes the area particularly popular with dog owners and are happy to accommodate your teams’ furry friends.
Cost is another draw. As it’s not in Central London, Fulham offers slightly lower rents while still being an appealing location. If you’re looking to get a little more space for your money, you may well find it in Fulham.
This is particularly useful for startups looking for a professional base that won’t break the budget. At Uncommon, for instance, you’ll have access to a thriving community of like-minded businesses and top-quality amenities at your fingertips—including meeting rooms, a members’ lounge, and a zen garden.
Finally, Fulham offers all of the entertainment and amenities you could wish for in a business setting—from bars for after-work drinks to gyms for lunchtime workouts. But more on that later.
Getting to Fulham
Whether you live near or far, travelling to your Fulham office is easy thanks to its many transport options.
Fulham hosts three Tube stations: Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, and Putney Bridge. All in Zone 2 of the District Line, you can reach Victoria Station in under 20 minutes and Monument Station in less than half an hour. You can even be in East London in 40 minutes.
Fulham is also well-connected by bus, with routes 14, 11, 211, and 414 all heading into Central London. You’ll also be in easy reach of Richmond, Clapham Junction, and Putney Heath via other southbound bus routes.
The nearby West Brompton and Imperial Wharf stations are both part of the London Overground, connecting you to even more of the TfL network.
West Brompton also has an overground station, which is serviced by Southern Railway trains. This gives you access to key hubs, including Watford Junction and Gatwick Airport.
As it’s just a 15-minute drive to the M4, you’ll also have easy access to the west of England. Even Heathrow Airport is a mere 25-minute drive away.
For any Santander cyclists, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find around 60 bike docking stations in the Fulham area. This includes options near Putney Bridge, Parsons Green, and Fulham Broadway stations.
If you have your own bike, there are also a number of individual bike stands available. Uncommon members need not worry about bike storage—we’ve got you covered on that front.
Fulham’s food scene
If you’re hungry, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Fulham. There are plenty of places to choose from, whether you fancy something quick or special.
The coffee and brunch scene is big in the Fulham area. If you’re not sure where to start, make your way to St Clements—their seasonal all-day menu is popular with those in the know.
For authentic Lebanese pastries and snacks, including fatayer and manakish, check out Ta’mini Lebanese Bakery. Or if you’re in the mood for Mexican food, Tacos MX’s trendy counter serves tacos, burritos, and fajitas.
Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy your sweet cravings at Flavourtown Bakery, whose cupcakes, brownies, and cookies taste even better than they look.
Once the working day is over, you’ve got even more decisions to make. The Brown Cow is a top choice if you’re looking for a relaxed foodie pub. Sukho offers authentic Thai cuisine in a laid-back setting, whilst Pure Indian Cooking serves up modern Indian dishes.
Fulham’s large Italian community means your options won’t be limited on that front—Gola Restaurant gets good reviews for its pizza, and La Pizzica and Pappa Ciccia are well worth a visit, too.
If you’re looking for a spot for a team meal, book yourself into Yucca—they serve top-notch Mexican food and can accommodate larger groups. Celebrating a big achievement? Consider The Harwood Arms, a Michelin-starred pub with a focus on British produce.
On Fulham Road, The Little Blue Door is another great option for a team party. The venue is styled like the inside of a (very cool) apartment and is bookable for organised events and larger groups.
Coffee shops in Fulham
For those who appreciate a good cup of coffee in and around the working day, Fulham has plenty of options to satisfy your needs.
Close to Fulham Broadway station, Love Walk Cafe offers a solid choice of food and beverages with the added perk of outdoor seating. Wander a little further along the same street, and you’ll find Shot Espresso ready to serve up your morning flat white.
Heading towards Parsons Green, Hally’s has a Californian-inspired vibe and serves artisanal coffee alongside fresh pastries (and so much more). If you’re on Fulham Road, Chairs & Coffee is another cute spot to enjoy your coffee.
And don’t forget: if you’re a member at Uncommon, you’ll have our Fulham coffee shop lounge at your disposal. Our in-house barista is always ready to prepare your caffeine fix, and we have plenty of snacks to keep you fueled throughout your day.
After-work drinks in Fulham
Another thing that makes Fulham stand out is its lively pub scene—making it ideal for unwinding after work with a drink in hand.
A local favourite since the Eighties, The White Horse (affectionately known as Sloaney Pony) is conveniently located next to Parsons Green station—perfect for a laid-back pint or two. On the opposite side of Parsons Green, Aragon House and Duke on the Green are also popular spots you can head to with colleagues.
In Imperial Wharf, The Waterside beckons with its three-storey layout and two riverside terraces, offering a picturesque setting to enjoy a drink and catch the sunset. For those seeking a charming garden atmosphere, The Rose, complete with heating, even hosts summer BBQs.
Wine enthusiasts can head to the Fulham outpost of Vagabond. Upon entry, you just have to register a card, and then you’re free to sample their many grapes at your leisure.
For special occasions, Amuse Bouche is a noteworthy option. Serving vintage champagne and original cocktails and featuring a heated garden with live music on Fridays (and Saturdays), it provides an inviting setting for memorable team celebrations.
Staying healthy in Fulham
In Fulham, maintaining a healthy lifestyle alongside work is a breeze.
Parks like Eel Brook Common and Parsons Green offer plentiful opportunities to get some fresh air when you need it. Hurlingham Park not only provides green surroundings but also boasts various sports facilities, including football pitches, netball courts, rugby pitches, and tennis courts.
If indoor exercise is more your style, Fulham has a range of studios to choose from, including Ride Republic and BarreFly, as well as popular chains like PureGym, Anytime Fitness, and The Gym Group.
David Lloyd is an option for swimmers, while boutique gyms such as ONE LDN and F45 offer even more classes. For yoga fans, you’ve also got The Hot Spot Yoga and The Power Yoga nearby.
And if you choose an office in Uncommon, you and your team can make the most of our beautiful Zen Garden (a lovely spot for a yoga flow), as well as complimentary fitness classes. Our showers and bike storage make it even easier to incorporate movement into your day without a fuss.
Beautiful office space in Fulham
Conveniently situated just a six-minute walk from Putney Bridge station, Uncommon has everything you need to be productive—from soundproof phone booths and ergonomic furniture to AV-equipped meeting rooms and beautiful breakout spaces.
Unlike some of the other workspaces in the area, we also have beautiful event spaces that you can make the most of, whether you need somewhere to host a workshop or a spot for a team celebration.
Our vibrant community is another key highlight; we’ve thoughtfully designed our spaces and regular events calendar to help you make valuable connections.
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