Fulham is a district within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in southwest London. It's 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, in between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes. Formerly, it was a parish in the county of Middlesex. It's identified in the London Plan as among the list of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Fulham's reputation of industrial enterprise extends 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 during the 17th and 18th centuries in the region of what is now called Fulham High Street. The next two hundred years had been recognized for energy production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first half of the 20th century, Fulham remained mostly working class with pockets of wealth at the North End, along the top of Lillie Road and New King's Road. Particularly wealthy regions were Parsons Green, Eel Brook Common, South Park plus the location surrounding 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.
Nowadays, Fulham is rated as among the most highly-priced parts of London and the United Kingdom overall. The typical sale price of all property in 2007 was £639,973 - and is most likely to be significantly more now.