Living in Parsons Green
Parsons Green is a residential area in Fulham, just south of Kensington and north of the Thames. It was a former getaway spot for the London gentry, and though it is now definitely well within London, the area still retains much of its original appeal. Located on the District line, Parsons Green is an easy commute to the city, but also has a lot to offer locally. There are a number of local cafes, bars and restaurants, so you would never be stuck for a great night out!
With rows of Victorian terrace houses and pleasant green spaces, Parsons Green is a typical London suburb, yet has a small bustling centre, which offers a nice balance of relaxed suburbia and friendly town-centre atmosphere. Popular among young families, Parsons Green has several great schools in the area to accommodate them.
Parsons Green to South Kensington: 16 minutes, District line.
Parsons Green to Kings Cross: 30 minutes, District and Victoria lines.
Parson’s Green to Victoria: 16 minutes, District line.
Parson’s Green to Westminster: 19 minutes, District line.
To Cannon Street: 38 minutes, District line.
Parsons Green to Kensington (Olympia): 30 minutes, routes 28 and 391.
Parsons Green to Hammersmith: 30 minutes, routes 211 or 295.
Imperial Wharf is the closest national rail station, around 20 minutes walk away, offering services to the south of the city, as well as Stratford, Milton Keynes, and South Croydon.
There are a lot of choices for primary and secondary education, including a few Church of England (such as Lady Margaret School for Girls), and Catholic affiliated schools (such as Holy Cross Primary). A local school for children aged 4 to 11 that’s of particular note is Parsons Green Prep School. It’s a private school that has received much acclaim from the Good Schools Guide who have described it as a place that “nurtures and inspires happy, confident children”. There’s also Fulham College Boys school, a nearby academy for boys aged 11 to 16 that has often been ranked as having the best grades in London.
Average Rental Price
1 bed: £2,121 pcm
2 bed: £3,165 pcm
3 bed: £4,807 pcm
4 bed: £8,628 pcm
Home.co.uk as of 3/11/2019
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Life in Parsons Green
There is definitely a strong community in Parsons Green, held together by the locals’ commitment to independent businesses (including boutiques and antique shops) and regular public events. It’s not short of Green spaces, including Hurlingham Park, Bishops Park and Eel Brook Common, which provide a nice setting for walking to work or for pleasure.
Culture and Leisure
Sometimes going to a café for a hot drink just isn’t enough. Well the Pottery Café might have just filled that insatiable desire for entertainment with your tea, in the form of mug painting. It offers a relaxing, wholesome addition to an already pleasant café experience, and you get to take home your artistic masterpiece with you!
A good measure of a place is its access to extreme sports facilities. Urban Ascent offers an impressive amount of bouldering routes for all levels and staff are very welcoming to beginners.
A beautiful, Grade II listed park, with well-maintained gardens and an idyllic ornamental lake. Bishops Park is also located at the starting line of the Oxford Cambridge boat race, and every year at this time the park is bustling with festivities. There are also a number of facilities in the park for skating, table tennis, and regular tennis.
Food and Drink
The White Horse is a classic, Victorian era pub with a pretty huge beer garden, making it great for a cosy winter drink or a summer get together. A local favourite, The White Horse is widely praised for its great selection of beers and cask ales, and also provides a menu of British pub classics with a contemporary twist.
Gola comes from the Italian word for ‘gluttony’, and anyone who proudly enjoys the simple pleasure of stuffing one’s face with wonderful food would appreciate their attempt at reclaiming this so-called ‘deadly sin’. Gola offers a take on Puglian cuisine, including luxurious fish and meat dishes, and traditional pizzas, and will not disappoint.
A Californian beach café in Fulham, so even on the foggiest of London days you can close your eyes, take a bite of salmon and cream cheese bagel, and picture those white sands. Hally’s offers an inviting and healthy menu, as well as a bottomless brunch, in a beach-hut inspired setting.
Is Parsons Green for you?
The area has a lot to offer and accommodates for a wide variety of people. There is a perfect mix of central and residential areas, great transport links, and with lots of interspersed green spaces, the commute is very pleasant. Though a small area, Parsons Green has its own distinct identity, and is generally an inviting area for newcomers.