Nestled between Hammersmith and Fulham, close to the Thames, Springboard Barons Court has become home to many the discerning young professional, looking for a cosy, safe and quiet retreat a 20 minute tube ride from central London.
Barons Court benefits from being on the Piccadilly and the District tube line, meaning you are always able to make your way into central London even when one route is disrupted. As a young professional in the city, you become thankful for these small mercies! Oh, and did I mention that the underground station is a stone’s throw from the Springboard building? Meaning, of course, that you can relish those extra minutes in bed. Either that, or drop into the French cafe opposite the station for a hearty breakfast. Hammersmith, a 15 minute walk away, is also home to a large bus station, servicing routes all across London.
Springboard Barons Court tenants have a lower average age than the other Springboard properties and many of our most affordable rooms are located here. Whilst a night out in Fulham can become expensive, any Made In Chelsea wannabe is sure to feel right at home. Our Springboard tenants however are grounded down-to-earth people, and certainly know how to have a lot more fun! Barons Court Springboard has an active social scene and tenants socialise together on a regular basis be it going to a bar or club, out for brunch, to a museum or show, or having an evening in with films or board games.
Elk and Koni Kai, both located in Fulham, are Springboard favourites for a night out. Koni Kai offers a Hawaiian theme. With amazing cocktails and gorgeous interior, it will leave you pining for summer. Elk is also a cocktail favourite, with great dance music and drinks deals on Tuesday and Thursday, it’s the perfect location for midweek drinks. Despite the aforementioned quality competition, it is, however, The Slug which has become a Springboard institution over the past couple of years. With its £2 drink deals now well-known across London, people come from all over for cheesy pop and to dance the night away.
As Barons Court resident Jenny Laishley puts it:
“It really doesn’t matter where we go, we always have a great night because the people we live with are so much fun.”
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, Barons Court itself comes up trumps on the pub scene. The Curtains Up, Springboard’s local, offers a fantastic range of traditional British dishes. In particular I’m a fan of their fish and chips, and their Sunday roast, so much so, that I’m prepared to travel from North London! Curtains Up also houses an underground theatre with regular productions, and on a Sunday runs a popular quiz night. Similar in style to curtains, is The Crabtree, which set on the river offers Thames views from its extensive beer garden, as well as serving high quality food.
If pubs and clubs aren’t really your thing, there are plenty of other amenities close at hand. Neighbouring Hammersmith and Fulham provide shopping, supermarkets, gyms, cinemas, cafes
, restaurants and all your typical creature comforts. A swimming pool can also be found a 10 minute walk away at Charing Cross fitness centre.
Residents are ideally located to take advantage of the Hammersmith Apollo which attracts high-profile acts throughout the year. Highlights of 2015 included Jimmy Carr and Kate Bush. An enormous perk of living in the area, and a highlight of the Springboard Barons court social calendar, is the free access residents gain to the Aegon Tournament at the prestigious Queen’s Tennis Club, located just at the end of the road, during the summer.
If you enjoy the outdoors, there are several parks and beautiful riverside walks to be taken advantage of in the surrounding area. Venturing along the river to Putney and beyond is beautiful, particularly in the summer, and Ravenscourt park, Fulham Palace, Hammersmith Park and Cemetery can offer a relaxing and picturesque stroll at any time of the year.
So, if you’re looking for affordable all-inclusive accommodation, in a safe and quaint part of the city, a 20 minute tube ride from central London, where you will live alongside other young professionals in a friendly and sociable environment, Springboard Barons Court may well be for you. Why not drop Amy a line and come and find out?