Fulham, located along the River Thames on the southern border of Kensington and Chelsea, is a vibrant area within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and one of the most sought after places to live in London.
Fulham is surrounded by Chelsea to the east, Hammersmith to the northwest, Earl's Court, Baron's Court and West Brompton to the north and Putney to the south - across the river.
Fulham's main postcode is SW6.
Bishop's Park is right next to the river near to Putney Bridge and includes Fulham Palace, formerly home to the Bishop of London, extremely attractive, and a great place to spend the day. The Bishops former home is now a museum, while the grounds have been divided into a botanical garden and public allotments. Other open spaces include Parsons Green and South Park.
There are many places to socialise and go out at night, including smart wine bars and nightclubs a short walk from the river. For people who prefer frequenting public houses, there are also a number of pubs in Fulham, the best known being the White Horse on Parsons Green
Movie enthusiasts will enjoy the Vue cinema inside the Fulham Broadway Centre. Music lovers should checkout the schedule at Fulham Town Hall, which was constructed in 1888 during the classical renaissance. The venue, particularly the Grand Hall, is today used for concerts.
Fulham has two high profile professional football clubs plying their trade in the area Fulham and Chelsea. Fulham play at Craven Cottage stadium, which is situated by the river next to Bishop's Park, while Chelsea's home ground is Stamford Bridge, which is located in the heart of the area next to Fulham Broadway tube station. Sporting enthusiasts may wish to join the exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham, although the waiting list for membership currently averages over fifteen years.
Fulham, or Fullanham as it was once known, was officially home to the Bishop of London and part of the Diocese of Fulham and Gibraltar.
Although Fulham was very much a working class area, the place gained a reputation during the eighteenth century, due to a high level of gambling establishments, which attracted lots of wealthy Londoners.
The annual rate of council tax in Fulham varies, and is dependant on a property's valuation band. The valuation band is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council.
Council Tax in Fulham is levied by Hammersmith and Fulham local authority
The New Kings Road and Fulham Road have an abundance of shops and stores including high-end fashion, individual homewares and smaller independent shops. There are a number of clothes shops and convenience stores on the North End Road.
There is somewhat of a café culture in Fulham. The area's pleasant cafes, bars and restaurants, appeal to people of all ages.
There are supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer in the area, while the weekend market on North End Road offers lots of fresh food which is reasonably priced.
Fulham offers a vast selection of residential properties, from traditional converted and purpose-built flats to terraced houses. Fulham property prices are among the costliest in London.
Between 1890 and 1900, a number of new build homes were constructed in the area, in order to meet greater residential demand. The area remained largely untouched until around 40 years ago, when strong demand among professionals for homes in nearby Chelsea and Kensington spread south into Fulham.
Local residents are attracted to the tranquility that Fulham offers, along with its proximity to London's West End.
The Hurlingham Area (streets such as Napier Avenue and Ranelagh Avenue which surround the well known Hurlingham Club) The Peterborough Estate, which is made up of a number of streets, including Bradbourne, Chiddingstone, Quarrendon, Perrymead and Chipstead and central Parsons Green comprise some of the most desirable and expensive places to own property in Fulham
The Peterborough Estate, which is made up of a number of streets, including Bradbourne, Chiddingstone, Quarrendon, Perrymead and Chipstead, is one of the most desirable and expensive places to own property in Fulham.
Local tube stations on the District Line include Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway and there are regular buses to the city and West End.