In March, Anna Anderson and her husband moved to a new house just five streets away from their old one in Fulham, south-west London. They sold a three-bedroom flat to buy a four-bedroom, three-storey house. “We spent lockdown toying with a move to the country but for a Swedish person leaving London was too daunting,” says Anna, who works at the media company Condé Nast.
“Instead, we chose more space, and a big kitchen opening on to a garden, so we could have BBQs and lots of local friends and children running around. I love the small-town feel of Fulham.”
Sitting above a loop of the Thames, Fulham is often described as a sort of compromise — better value than next-door Chelsea or Notting Hill but more convenient than Putney and Barnes and other neighbourhoods on the south side of the river — especially since the closure of Hammersmith Bridge has made crossing even more torturous.