Fulham is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in southwest London. It's 3.7 miles south-west from Charing Cross, rendering it an Inner London district. It is on the north bank of the River Thames, between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes. Formerly, it had been a parish in the county of Middlesex. It is identified in the London Plan as among the 35 major centres in Greater London.
Fulham's history of industrial enterprise dates back to the 15th century, with its Mill at Millshot on the south side of what is now Fulham Palace Road. There was also a pottery, tapestry-weaving, paper-making and brewing industry in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the location of what's now referred to as Fulham High Street. The following two centuries had been identified for energy production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first half of the 20th century, Fulham remained primarily working class with pockets of wealth in the North End, along the top of Lillie Road and New King's Road. Especially rich places were Parsons Green, Eel Brook Common, South Park and also the location around the Hurlingham Club. The region 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.
Right now, Fulham is rated among the most pricey parts of London and also the United Kingdom overall. The average sale price of all property in 2007 was £639,973 - and is likely to be considerably more now.