The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London borough in West London, and forms part of Inner London. The local council is Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council. It was referred to as the 'London Borough of Hammersmith' until its name was changed on 1 January 1979 by the borough council. The two had been joined together previously as the Fulham District from 1855 to 1886. The borough covers a total area of 6.33 square miles.
Based on population estimates from the middle of 2014, it has a permanent population of around 178365 individuals. Within this population, about 50 per cent of households are owner-occupiers. Passed through by the east-west main roads of the A4 Great West Road as well as the A40 Westway, numerous international corporations have offices inside the borough.
Hammersmith and Fulham is served by a variety of London Overground and London Underground stations. Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Football Club have been playing within the borough at Hurlingham Park for over 30 years, and the borough is also home to a tennis club, a boxing club, and a rowing club. Hammersmith and Fulham contains four theatres and the Lyric Hammersmith, on Lyric Square off King Street, is considered one of the most notable theatres outside the West End in London.