Fulham Area Guide
Fulham is an area in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in SW6 located on the north bank of the Thames. For the first half of the twentieth century Fulham remained a working class area, but between the 2nd World War and the 80s was subject to extensive restoration. Today Fulham is one of the most expensive places in Britain to live, beaten only by Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster.
The area of Fulham comprises mainly Victorian terrace houses, ranging in size from two-bedroom cottages or converted flats to seven-bedroom mansions, though in recent years riverside flats have been built on old industrial sites in the Sands End area, west of Wandsworth Bridge Road and south of King's Road.
Fulham offers easy access to the M4 and M3 and there are three Tube stations on the Wimbledon branch of the District line as well as a new overground station, Imperial Wharf, one stop from Clapham Junction, for trains to central London.
Tourism and Amenities
Fulham is home to 2 premier league football clubs, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Fulham at Craven Cottage as well as the exclusive sports club, The Hurlingham Club, which is the historic home of polo in the UK. Fulham has become known for some excellent restaurants and gastropubs including The River Cafe and The Harwood Arms, the latter being the first pub in London to receive a Michelin Star. Fulham has several parks and open spaces of which Bishop's Park, Fulham Palace Gardens, Hurlingham Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common and Parsons Green are the largest. Fulham Palace, now a museum, served as the former official home of the Bishop of London, the grounds of which are now divided between public allotments and an elegant botanical garden. Fulham Broadway houses a cinema complex, supermarket and large gym as well as a public car park to cater for the flats, hotels and restaurants located in and around the Stamford Bridge stadium.