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The local area guide to living in Parsons Green
Parsons Green is a wealthy area of London, situated in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It’s named for the village green, which used to house the vicar of Fulham.
Much of the local architecture is made up of Victorian and Edwardian houses, which are popular amongst families. The many green spaces in the area attract parents with young children, although the proximity to the City and the West End also make it an area popular with young professionals.
Parsons Green is regarded as one of the city’s safest places, which has resulted in a rise in house prices. Catering to its well-off residents, the area has seen an influx of boutique and designer shops, members clubs, champagne bars and fine dining restaurants.
Information about the local residents
Together with Walham, Parsons Green has a population of approximately 10,000. It’s a safe and prosperous area, where around 78% of people are in reportedly good health. The life expectancy for women is around 85 years old, while for men it’s 79 years old.
Of the residents in the area, around 21% fall into the category of young professional. A further 35% are categorised as global professionals.
House ownership rates are high, with around 26% of properties owned outright and a further 28% owned with a loan or mortgage. Roughly 20% of properties are rented through private landlords.
There are several primary schools available, both state and independent. Holy Cross Roman Catholic School and Sulivan Primary School are two of the well-ranked state schools, while Fulham Prep, which takes boys and girls aged between four and 13 years, is one of the popular private schools. For younger children, Thomas’s Preparatory School takes boys and girls from two and a half years old.
For secondary school, students again have a mix of state and public options. Lady Margaret School For Girls and London Oratory School are two of the single-gender secondary schools, although the latter has a mixed-sex sixth form. For private education, there is Emanuel and Lycée Français, which is popular among French families.
As it is based in London, Parsons Green benefits from the capital city’s excellent transport network. It is easy to move around the city via the London underground – the closest station is Parsons Green, which runs on the District Line. It’s also only a short walk to Wandsworth Town Station.
There are also excellent bus links, with 24-hour services as well as frequent daytime routes. The number 22 will take you to the centre of the city.
From the city centre, there are a number of links to the rest of the UK and beyond. Major train stations such as Victoria, Marylebone and Paddington run fast and frequent services to other cities. You can also catch a train to Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, where national and international flights depart daily.
Parsons Green is a great place to shop, with an eclectic mix of high street stores, designer outlets and independent boutiques. The most popular spots are New Kings Road, Fulham Road and Wandsworth Road, where everything from décor to diamonds can be found. Shops are interspersed with eateries of every kind; in amongst the typical bars and restaurants, you’ll find delicatessens and fresh meats and produce. Nearby, Chelsea and Knightsbridge offer an even more upscale experience, as areas renowned for their luxury shopping.
For entertainment, there’s sports and fitness centres within easy reach, such as Lillie Road and Fulham Pools, as well as a number of art galleries. You can take in a film at the Vue Fulham Broadway, or catch a show at Earls Court’s Finborough Theatre.
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