Fulham Area Guide
What’s it all about:Fulham is an area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London, it lies on the north bank of the River Thames, between Hammersmith and Kensington and Chelsea, facing Putney and Barnes.
Fulham has a history of industry and enterprise dating back to the 15th century, with pottery, tapestry-weaving, paper-making and brewing in the 17th and 18th centuries in present-day Fulham High Street, and later involvement in the automotive industry, early aviation, food production, and laundries. The Fulham of today is a firmly established upmarket location, packed with shops, bars, boutiques and restaurants. Fulham is a leafy corner of London and its attractive properties and kid friendly nature have also lured numerous families to the area.
Architecture and Property:
For much of its history, Fulham’s property market consisted of just one building, the impressive Manor House. Now known as Fulham Palace, this estate was bought by the Bishop of London in around 700AD and used by his successors as a summer residence for over eight centuries.
Culture & Development:
When it comes to food, there is a vast array of restaurants available in Fulham, Claude Compton with updated British classics. Claude’s canteen and Italian influenced institution The River Cafe is also close by.
Culture: Hammersmith & Fulham already boasts world-class venues for theatre, music and dance, including Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre, Fulham Palace, the Eventim Apollo, the Bhavan Centre, Bush Hall, the Irish Cultural Centre, the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, LAMDA, the Carne Studio Theatre, Sainsbury Theatre and Under the Bridge. Millions of people visit every year Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre for its shops, cinema, health club and choice of restaurants. Fulham also has little streets that are packed with antique shops selling vintage furniture and homewares. Wandsworth Bridge Road and Fulham Road are also home to some unique boutiques.
Snuggled between Fulham Palace and Craven Cottage, Bishop's Park attracts all sorts of visitors, from families enjoying the lake, tourists marvelling at the Grade I listed Palace, or football fans heading to see their team in action. Eel Brook Common is also conveniently located for the restaurants, bars, shops and transport along the Fulham and New Kings Roads and Fulham Broadway.
Fulham on the river:
Numerous gastro pubs, line the river in Fulham, with The River Caf located on Thames Wharf. Stretching along the river, Bishop’s Park combines the Thames’s natural beauty with pretty gardens and is great for a picturesque stroll. The park also boasts a Grade II listed, manmade urban beach, playgrounds, a skate bowl and sculpture garden.