Fulham is a district inside the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in southwest London. It is 3.7 miles south-west from Charing Cross, rendering it an Inner London district. It is on the north bank of the River Thames, in between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes. Formerly, it had been a parish inside the county of Middlesex. It's identified in the London Plan as on the list of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Fulham's history of industrial enterprise extends back to the 15th century, with its Mill at Millshot on the south side of what's now Fulham Palace Road. There was also a pottery, tapestry-weaving, paper-making and brewing industry during the seventeenth and 18th centuries in the region of what's now known as Fulham High Street. The next two centuries had been identified for power production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first half of the twentieth century, Fulham remained mainly working class with pockets of wealth at the North End, along the top of Lillie Road and New King's Road. Specifically wealthy locations were Parsons Green, Eel Brook Common, South Park along with the location around the Hurlingham Club. The location attracted waves of immigration, and quick changes meant that there was poverty - Charles Dickens and Charles Booth noted this, and there were poorhouses that attracted benefactors.
Today, Fulham is rated as one of the most expensive parts of London and the UK overall. The average sale price of all property in 2007 was £639,973 - and is most likely to be substantially more now.