Fulham location guide

Fulham Overview

Fulham

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Fulham is in south west London and is a part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Despite being a few miles away from Charing Cross, Fulham offers many green spaces including Parsons Green, South Park, Eel Brook Common and Hurlingham Park.

Fulham benefits from being on one of the best stretches of the River Thames, it has an eclectic feel with a strong European presence and is one of London’s most sought-after residential areas.

History

Fulham 2

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Fulham, or as it used to be called “Fulanhamme”, is thought to have meant land in river bend “of fowls” or “mud”, or “belonging to an Anglo Saxon chief named Fulla”. The manor of Fulham is mentioned in medieval documents and it is said to have been given to Bishop Erkenwald in the year 691 for himself and his successors in the See of London. In effect, as is geographically clear, Fulham Palace, for nine centuries the summer home of the Bishops of London, is the manor and parish of Fulham.

The history of Fulham’s industry and enterprise goes all the way 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. In the 19th-century there was glass-blowing and this resurged in the 21st-century with the Aronson-Noon studio and Zest gallery in Rickett Street which fell victim to the so-called ‘Earl’s Court Regeneration’ scheme that took place in 2012.

Local attractions

There are loads of reason to stay in Fulham. It is only a short tube journey south from Earl’s Court on the District Line, you’ll find lots of restaurants, including the famous River Café. There is no shortage of watering holes, and the area boasts an amazing mix of bars and pubs. Its location means that, nearby, there are wonderful green spots and riverside walks, and football fans can often be seen due to its proximity to Stamford Bridge and Craven Cottage the homes of Chelsea F.C. and Fulham F.C.

Football

Stamford Bridge - Chelsea F.C.

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The Fulham area is home to two very well-known football teams, Chelsea F.C. and Fulham F.C. Top quality football with all the drama that football provides!

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Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace

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This is a Grade I listed building of medieval origins, which is next to Bishops Park, and was formerly the principal home of the Bishop of London. It was the home of the bishops from the 11th century until 1973. The building is still owned by the Church of England, however it is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust and houses a museum of its long history.

Fulham Palace

Fulham Pottery

Fulham Pottery

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Fulham Pottery was founded in 1672 by John Dwight. In the early days, pottery was a significant manufacturer of salt glaze pottery. The site is at the junction of New King’s Road and Burlington Road, a short distance from the northern end of Putney Bridge. Today, all that is left of the original pottery is one large kiln which is a Grade II listed building.

North End Road Market

North End Road Market

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North End Road Market gives you a taste of real London and has been going since the 1880s. The stalls which line up the full length of the street sells all sorts of products but the majority are fresh fruit and vegetable sellers with a good fishmonger, olive stall and two cheese specialists.

Accommodation

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Nestled in a bend of the River Thames in Fulham between the banks of the river and the popular shopping areas of Hammersmith, Chelsea and West Kensington. This modern, stylish, three-story residence offers seventy-four self-contained studios, furnished with students in mind and all to a high standard. All studios come equipped with a private bathroom and kitchenette with a breakfast bar.

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