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Guidebook for London

Melissa

Guidebook for London

Food Scene
No visit to Fulham is complete without a visit to Chelsea football ground at Stamford bridge near Fulham broadway tube station. For visitors needing relaxation, head towards Chelsea harbour Spa to pamper yourself luxuriously. Take time whilst you are there to gaze at the beautiful yachts whilst sipping a cocktail in the Chelsea harbour hotel. Stroll along the Thames pathway and call in at the Blue Elephant in Imperial wharf, a sumptuous Thai restaurant. For those of you who cant live without a gym, try the new Alex gym in Imperial wharf or the Harbour club in Chelsea Harbour. If you want cultural inspiration, take a river bus into the city and the Tate Modern or upstream to Richmond past Hammersmith bridge and along the famous route of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Visit William Morris's house, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. Kelmscott house is now home to the William Morris Society. Or take a number 22 bus down the Kings road into Chelsea and enjoy the many tempting little shops and cafes before heading into the Saatchi gallery in Duke of York square. Music lovers might enjoy a classical concert at the Cadogan Hall in Sloane terrace, or go to a gig or prom at the Royal Albert Hall. For some nightlife action try Boujis nightclub in South Kensington or Schloss Bodo in High st Kensington both are popular with the Royal family. Closer to home there is the 606 jazz club in Lots road. And if you are exhausted from all that shopping and culture, a local gastro-pub, The Sands End is about 3 minutes from my flat.
Sands End
No visit to Fulham is complete without a visit to Chelsea football ground at Stamford bridge near Fulham broadway tube station. For visitors needing relaxation, head towards Chelsea harbour Spa to pamper yourself luxuriously. Take time whilst you are there to gaze at the beautiful yachts whilst sipping a cocktail in the Chelsea harbour hotel. Stroll along the Thames pathway and call in at the Blue Elephant in Imperial wharf, a sumptuous Thai restaurant. For those of you who cant live without a gym, try the new Alex gym in Imperial wharf or the Harbour club in Chelsea Harbour. If you want cultural inspiration, take a river bus into the city and the Tate Modern or upstream to Richmond past Hammersmith bridge and along the famous route of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. Visit William Morris's house, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. Kelmscott house is now home to the William Morris Society. Or take a number 22 bus down the Kings road into Chelsea and enjoy the many tempting little shops and cafes before heading into the Saatchi gallery in Duke of York square. Music lovers might enjoy a classical concert at the Cadogan Hall in Sloane terrace, or go to a gig or prom at the Royal Albert Hall. For some nightlife action try Boujis nightclub in South Kensington or Schloss Bodo in High st Kensington both are popular with the Royal family. Closer to home there is the 606 jazz club in Lots road. And if you are exhausted from all that shopping and culture, a local gastro-pub, The Sands End is about 3 minutes from my flat.
Well known and loved Italian food café and restaurant where Jamie Oliver and other celeb chefs learned to cook Italian
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The River Café
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Well known and loved Italian food café and restaurant where Jamie Oliver and other celeb chefs learned to cook Italian
I love this place, its got the best menu and value of anywhere in SW London. A favourite with many locals and visitors.
Mona Lisa Cafe
I love this place, its got the best menu and value of anywhere in SW London. A favourite with many locals and visitors.
A friendly gastro-pub a short walk from here in Chelsea with a good atmosphere, great food and good wines
32 Burnaby St
32 Burnaby St
A friendly gastro-pub a short walk from here in Chelsea with a good atmosphere, great food and good wines
Very near my flat in Imperial Wharf, this is a lovely Lebanese food café and restaurant with wonderful Turkish cardamom coffee
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Yamal Alsham
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Very near my flat in Imperial Wharf, this is a lovely Lebanese food café and restaurant with wonderful Turkish cardamom coffee
The best local family run café which sells great coffee and light meals. Has a deli and sells gorgeous home-made cakes and biscuits
bonbon
129 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
The best local family run café which sells great coffee and light meals. Has a deli and sells gorgeous home-made cakes and biscuits
I love it! such a cute little café and likes dogs so popular with lots of locals including me. Has wonderful salads and yummy pies and bread and healthy food. Outside seating makes it good for summer afternoons.
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St Clements
201 New King's Rd
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I love it! such a cute little café and likes dogs so popular with lots of locals including me. Has wonderful salads and yummy pies and bread and healthy food. Outside seating makes it good for summer afternoons.
actually its more of a café but with a deli and great menu. Lovely pata negra ham and sausages, cheeses and yummy lunches. Lovely Spanish delicacies to take home too.
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Tendido Cuatro
108-110 New King's Rd
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actually its more of a café but with a deli and great menu. Lovely pata negra ham and sausages, cheeses and yummy lunches. Lovely Spanish delicacies to take home too.
OOhhhh yes! the best cakes and pastries in this part of town. Try some and I swear you wont ever want to leave the shop!
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The Hummingbird Bakery - South Kensington
47 Old Brompton Rd
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OOhhhh yes! the best cakes and pastries in this part of town. Try some and I swear you wont ever want to leave the shop!
Well its also a café and has lovely Pata negra ham and risotto, salads and yummy pastries to take away or eat in.
Tienda
197 New King's Rd
Well its also a café and has lovely Pata negra ham and risotto, salads and yummy pastries to take away or eat in.
Its 5 mins walk from here and serves an excellent full English breakfast or brunch if you prefer well cooked unfussy food! very popular with locals of all types.
Lina Cafe
96 Townmead Rd
Its 5 mins walk from here and serves an excellent full English breakfast or brunch if you prefer well cooked unfussy food! very popular with locals of all types.
Its got fab French food and got rave review from guests who went there. Very near the excellent South Bank centre so a great place to eat for all concert goers and art aficionados.
The Archduke
153 Concert Hall Approach
Its got fab French food and got rave review from guests who went there. Very near the excellent South Bank centre so a great place to eat for all concert goers and art aficionados.
Its a really nice little pub in Chelsea near Lots road and Chelsea Harbour. Has nice interior and atmosphere with lovely food and booze and is tucked away off the main hub of Kings road. Is about 10 minutes walk from here.
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Chelsea Ram
32 Burnaby St
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Its a really nice little pub in Chelsea near Lots road and Chelsea Harbour. Has nice interior and atmosphere with lovely food and booze and is tucked away off the main hub of Kings road. Is about 10 minutes walk from here.
Its really more of a bar/restaurant and has an impressive list of imported and specialist beers and wines. Good food and very popular on Friday nights with locals or weekends when Chelsea is playing at home. Near Chelsea Harbour and Kings road and about 10 minutes walk from here.
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Lots Road
114 Lots Rd
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Its really more of a bar/restaurant and has an impressive list of imported and specialist beers and wines. Good food and very popular on Friday nights with locals or weekends when Chelsea is playing at home. Near Chelsea Harbour and Kings road and about 10 minutes walk from here.
Everything Else
The home of Chelsea football ground and shop..need I say more!
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Stamford Bridge
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The home of Chelsea football ground and shop..need I say more!
The founder of the Arts and crafts movement in UK and famous throughout the world for his designs
William Morris Society
26 Upper Mall
The founder of the Arts and crafts movement in UK and famous throughout the world for his designs
Earls court centre is now a building site, so this is the main place for exhibitions in south west London. Check out the website for more details: http://olympia.london/whatson
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Hammersmith
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Earls court centre is now a building site, so this is the main place for exhibitions in south west London. Check out the website for more details: http://olympia.london/whatson
My favourite hairdresser in Chelsea. Has a great vibe, the best cutters and stylists in this part of London. The staff are so friendly and always happy to help.
Lockonego
394 King's Rd
My favourite hairdresser in Chelsea. Has a great vibe, the best cutters and stylists in this part of London. The staff are so friendly and always happy to help.
A good local private hire taxi service 02073811111
Hurlingham Cars Ltd
99B Fulham Palace Rd
A good local private hire taxi service 02073811111
The nearest NHS walk-in service for same day doctor or nurse urgent care appointments. No registration with UK Doctor or G.P practice necessary.
5-7 Parsons Green
5-7 Parsons Green
The nearest NHS walk-in service for same day doctor or nurse urgent care appointments. No registration with UK Doctor or G.P practice necessary.
Nearest G.P doctors surgery by appointment only
Sands End Health Clinic
115A Wandsworth Bridge Rd
Nearest G.P doctors surgery by appointment only
Another accident and emergency hospital for this area.
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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Rd
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Another accident and emergency hospital for this area.
A hosptial with accident and emergency facilities serving this area
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Charing Cross Hospital
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A hosptial with accident and emergency facilities serving this area
Sightseeing
why bother with travelling by tube when you can take to the river? a regular service runs from Chelsea harbour to the city and you can use your oyster card too.
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MBNA Thames Clippers
64 Orchard Place
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why bother with travelling by tube when you can take to the river? a regular service runs from Chelsea harbour to the city and you can use your oyster card too.
If you like going round historic houses then this is a local one. Originally built for the Bishops of London it is now open to the public and has a huge garden and café.
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Fulham Palace
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If you like going round historic houses then this is a local one. Originally built for the Bishops of London it is now open to the public and has a huge garden and café.
It has some of the best aerial views of London from the glass pods. Lovely with a glass of champagne or wine if you can take some with you. Since it first appeared in 2000, it has been copied by many other cities around Europe and beyond.
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London Eye
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It has some of the best aerial views of London from the glass pods. Lovely with a glass of champagne or wine if you can take some with you. Since it first appeared in 2000, it has been copied by many other cities around Europe and beyond.
Well its the hub of British politics! The iconic parliament buildings are mostly Victorian designed by an architect called Pugin. Parts of the building are open to the public but get there early as the queues can be very long. Parliament square opposite is a camp-site for demonstrators and has nice collection of sculptures of politicians including excellent one of Churchill by Ivor Roberts-Jones. More recent additions called Portcullis house are less attractive and looks like a place for torturing politicians.. maybe not such a bad idea.
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Parliament Square
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Well its the hub of British politics! The iconic parliament buildings are mostly Victorian designed by an architect called Pugin. Parts of the building are open to the public but get there early as the queues can be very long. Parliament square opposite is a camp-site for demonstrators and has nice collection of sculptures of politicians including excellent one of Churchill by Ivor Roberts-Jones. More recent additions called Portcullis house are less attractive and looks like a place for torturing politicians.. maybe not such a bad idea.
Its near the MI6 UK secret services building which has to be the second ugliest building in London (after Portcullis house). Its nice to walk along the Thames path past it and into the city. Lambeth Palace an historic building and home of the current Archbishop of Canterbury also nearby which sometimes has garden and shop open to the public if you fancy a cuppa.
Vauxhall Bridge Road
Its near the MI6 UK secret services building which has to be the second ugliest building in London (after Portcullis house). Its nice to walk along the Thames path past it and into the city. Lambeth Palace an historic building and home of the current Archbishop of Canterbury also nearby which sometimes has garden and shop open to the public if you fancy a cuppa.
Well this is London and if you are a tourist its kind of essential! Big ben is a famous landmark of the London skyline and an icon of this city itself. The name Big Ben is actually the name for the great bell inside and not just the tower. You can book a tour but it is closed for refurbishment until 2017. Nearest tube station is Westminster on District, Circle and Jubilee lines.
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Big Ben
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Well this is London and if you are a tourist its kind of essential! Big ben is a famous landmark of the London skyline and an icon of this city itself. The name Big Ben is actually the name for the great bell inside and not just the tower. You can book a tour but it is closed for refurbishment until 2017. Nearest tube station is Westminster on District, Circle and Jubilee lines.
Its the Queen's London residence and mini kingdom, so its a must-see! See her at home - well not her personal space unfortunately, only the very grand official rooms, so you probably wont be able to drop by and have a cuppa with Queen Liz herself. The Royal mews, gallery and the State rooms are open during the year - check out the website for opening times and details.
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Buckinghamin palatsi
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Its the Queen's London residence and mini kingdom, so its a must-see! See her at home - well not her personal space unfortunately, only the very grand official rooms, so you probably wont be able to drop by and have a cuppa with Queen Liz herself. The Royal mews, gallery and the State rooms are open during the year - check out the website for opening times and details.
Shopping
Fab book shop that is a joy to browse on Fulham rd.
Nomad Books
781 Fulham Rd
Fab book shop that is a joy to browse on Fulham rd.
contemporary clothes for ladies in some lovely fabrics
Marilyn Moore
320 King's Rd
contemporary clothes for ladies in some lovely fabrics
A cashmere clothes shop...I am a complete cashmereholic and would love to spend spend spend in this shop!!
Brora Kings Road
344 King's Rd
A cashmere clothes shop...I am a complete cashmereholic and would love to spend spend spend in this shop!!
The best vintage clothing shop in Fulham. It has a wonderful selection of coats, dresses, jewellery and accessories from 20th century.
201 Munster Rd
201 Munster Rd
The best vintage clothing shop in Fulham. It has a wonderful selection of coats, dresses, jewellery and accessories from 20th century.
The best charity shop for finding designer and vintage clothes in Fulham
206 Fulham Rd
206 Fulham Rd
The best charity shop for finding designer and vintage clothes in Fulham
Well they don't have a deli category but this is a wonderful place to buy French cheeses. Has a café where you can gorge them to your hearts content.
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La Cave a Fromage
24-25 Cromwell Place
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Well they don't have a deli category but this is a wonderful place to buy French cheeses. Has a café where you can gorge them to your hearts content.
This is the best butcher in chelsea and one of my many favourite delis! the meat is excellent quality and they sell Spanish sausages, a good selection of salamis and pates. Its great for pasta and olive oil.
The City Meat
421 King's Rd
This is the best butcher in chelsea and one of my many favourite delis! the meat is excellent quality and they sell Spanish sausages, a good selection of salamis and pates. Its great for pasta and olive oil.
Its at the junction of Stephendale road and Wandsworth bridge road and about 8 minutes walk from my flat. Sells just about everything a corner shop can supply. Not always best quality but ok when supermarkets shut and you have run out of essentials..
Krystals Express
281-283 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
Its at the junction of Stephendale road and Wandsworth bridge road and about 8 minutes walk from my flat. Sells just about everything a corner shop can supply. Not always best quality but ok when supermarkets shut and you have run out of essentials..
Essentials
This is paradise for Italian food lovers! its impossible to walk out of the shop without something yummy to eat
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Luigi's
349 Fulham Rd
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This is paradise for Italian food lovers! its impossible to walk out of the shop without something yummy to eat
The best fine food farmers and makers market in Chelsea. Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm find mouthwatering cheeses, cakes, street food, oysters and lots more
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Duke of York Square
80 Duke of York Square
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The best fine food farmers and makers market in Chelsea. Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm find mouthwatering cheeses, cakes, street food, oysters and lots more
Not only a food store but also a café with outdoor seating. Famous for its fine food with classy butcher and delicatessen
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Partridges
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Not only a food store but also a café with outdoor seating. Famous for its fine food with classy butcher and delicatessen
Local superstore supermarket with food and lots more.
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Sainsbury's
27 Townmead Rd
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Local superstore supermarket with food and lots more.
mini version of superstore
Sainsbury's Local
132 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
mini version of superstore
A mini Tesco store near Imperial wharf train station
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Tesco Express
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A mini Tesco store near Imperial wharf train station
nearest dry cleaner and carpet cleaning machine hire
Supa Clean
109 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
nearest dry cleaner and carpet cleaning machine hire
I would suggest going to sainsburys superstore on Townmead road because its a bit cheaper than the local versions which are convenience store prices
Sainsburys
132 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
I would suggest going to sainsburys superstore on Townmead road because its a bit cheaper than the local versions which are convenience store prices
My local day spa with all the beauty treatments you would expect to have. Good place for a massage and have a facial or get your nail gels done!
Skin Retreat
111 Wandsworth Bridge Rd
My local day spa with all the beauty treatments you would expect to have. Good place for a massage and have a facial or get your nail gels done!
Getting Around
Another Santander cycle docking stations
Imperial Road
Another Santander cycle docking stations
Nearest docking station for Santander cycles
Stephendale Road
Nearest docking station for Santander cycles
My local tube station on the district line with trains going to either Wimbledon or to the city
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Fulham Broadway
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My local tube station on the district line with trains going to either Wimbledon or to the city
This is a major train station with trains going to many places in south east England. Get your trains to suburban London, Brighton and the south coast from here. Takes about 12 minutes train ride from Imperial wharf
Clapham Junction
This is a major train station with trains going to many places in south east England. Get your trains to suburban London, Brighton and the south coast from here. Takes about 12 minutes train ride from Imperial wharf
This is my nearest train station with easy and quick access to central London. Trains departing from platform 2 go to Stratford or Milton Keynes and connect with district and circle tube lines at West Brompton and Central line at Shepherds Bush. Trains from Platform 1 go to Clapham Junction only.
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Imperial Wharf
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This is my nearest train station with easy and quick access to central London. Trains departing from platform 2 go to Stratford or Milton Keynes and connect with district and circle tube lines at West Brompton and Central line at Shepherds Bush. Trains from Platform 1 go to Clapham Junction only.
Entertainment & Activities
nearest to my flat
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Vue Cinema London - Fulham Broadway
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Cineworld Cinema
142 Fulham Rd
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Well its one of the most famous grass tennis championships in the sport! plus its our own home-grown original championship so Londoners are proud of it! Wimbledon fortnight this year is from 27 June to 10th July.
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Wimbledon Park Tennis Courts
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Well its one of the most famous grass tennis championships in the sport! plus its our own home-grown original championship so Londoners are proud of it! Wimbledon fortnight this year is from 27 June to 10th July.
This such a laugh! Its a river race using boats of every kind - some with outrageous designs and rowing teams of amateurs and professionals. It is colourful, noisy and has boats of every size and type. Teams from local pubs in small 'tubs' to others in Chinese dragon boats. It runs from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey - not from Thames Ditton as Air bnb selection seems to think.
The Great River Race
44 Summer Rd
This such a laugh! Its a river race using boats of every kind - some with outrageous designs and rowing teams of amateurs and professionals. It is colourful, noisy and has boats of every size and type. Teams from local pubs in small 'tubs' to others in Chinese dragon boats. It runs from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey - not from Thames Ditton as Air bnb selection seems to think.