Buer Road is a quaint and relatively small road in Fulham. The road is dominated by handsome Victorian Lion House style mansion blocks, but you’ll also find a few Victorian terraced houses and the Burlington Lodge Studios which are predominantly mews houses. The mansion blocks along this road show off Mr J. Nicholls’ "Lion House" style of property. Initially he built houses in what is now commonly referred to as the Peterborough Estate, moving out to surrounding areas and changing the style due to the high demand for these types of builds. “Lion Houses” are named as such because of the stone lion that is placed at the top of each building.
The Burlington Lodge Studios has an equally interesting background; originally built as one of the laundry buildings to the women’s prison that stood over most of the area between 1856 and 1888. It was originally named the Fulham Refuge, but was later renamed Fulham Convict Prison when it was expanded to take on a further 400 prisoners. The women’s prison was designed to help rehabilitate those in the final stretch of their sentences by training the detainees in laundry and domestic work. After remaining empty for a few years it was sold in 1983 to become a building estate, housing many of the properties we see now.
Buer road benefits from being very well positioned for the plethora of bus routes which can be found on both the New Kings Road and the Fulham Road. Parking is also available on Buer Road and the surrounding streets as both residential parking bays (controlled parking Zone U in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s jurisdiction) as well as pay and display. Many residents in the area choose not to own a car due to the fantastic transport links. The Tube stations at Parsons Green and Putney Bridge are incredibly close at 0.5 miles and 0.2 miles away respectively.
The area has become increasingly popular with couples and young professionals alike. Part of the reason for its popularity is the immediacy to a variety of amenities. This include but are not limited to the West-Coast Californian brunch and lunch café Hally’s on New Kings Road, and the increasingly popular farmers market held in the playground, every Sunday, at Thomas’s Academy. Thomas’s Academy has also ensured Buer Road appeals to families. Receiving an "Outstanding" Ofsted rating for each field, the school has been recognised for its facilities and superb teaching, which takes place within its incredible architecture. It’s of little surprise that buyers who move here tend to stay here.
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