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 is on the north bank of the River Thames, in between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes. Formerly, it had been a parish inside the county of Middlesex. It's identified in the London Plan as among the list of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Fulham's history of industrial enterprise extends 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 seventeenth and 18th centuries in the location of what's now referred to as Fulham High Street. The subsequent two centuries had been identified for power production, transportation, the automotive industry, food production and laundries.
For the first half of the 20th century, Fulham remained largely working class with pockets of wealth in 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 area surrounding the Hurlingham Club. The location attracted waves of immigration, and swift changes meant that there was poverty - Charles Dickens and Charles Booth noted this, and there were poorhouses that attracted benefactors.
Now, Fulham is rated among the most highly-priced parts of London and also 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.