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, making 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 is identified in the London Plan as among the 35 major centres in Greater London.
Fulham's reputation of industrial enterprise goes 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 17th and 18th centuries in the location of what is now referred to as Fulham High Street. The following two hundred years had been recognized for energy production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first part of the 20th 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 rich regions were Parsons Green, Eel Brook Common, South Park and also the region surrounding the Hurlingham Club. The region attracted waves of immigration, and rapid changes meant that there was poverty - Charles Dickens and Charles Booth noted this, and there were poorhouses that attracted benefactors.
Currently, Fulham is rated as one of the most highly-priced parts of London and also the UK overall. The typical sale price of all property in 2007 was £639,973 - and is likely to be significantly more now.