Fulham is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in southwest London. It is 3.7 miles south-west from Charing Cross, which makes it an Inner London district. It's on the north bank of the River Thames, between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes. Formerly, it was a parish within 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 dates 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 in the 17th and 18th centuries in the location of what's now called Fulham High Street. The next two hundred years were identified for energy production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first part of the twentieth century, Fulham remained typically working class with pockets of wealth at the North End, along the top of Lillie Road and New King's Road. Particularly rich regions were Parsons Green, Eel Brook Common, South Park as well as the area around the Hurlingham Club. The area 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.
These days, Fulham is rated among the most highly-priced parts of London and also the United Kingdom overall. The average sale price of all property in 2007 was £639,973 - and is most likely to be much more now.