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History of Fulham

  • council: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • phone code: 020
  • postcode area: SW6
  • county: Greater London

Fulham is a London suburb, situated in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham located 3.7 miles (5.9 km) south west of Charing Cross

Fulham was formerly the seat of the diocese of "Fulham and Gibraltar", and Fulham Palace the former official home of the Bishop of London, (now a museum), the grounds of which are now divided between public allotments and an elegant botanical garden.

Two Premiership football clubs (Fulham and Chelsea) are situated in the Fulham area.

There is a cinema complex as part of the Fulham Broadway Centre. Notable restaurant The River Café is in Fulham, alongside the headquarters of architect Richard Rogers.

The area, like other comparable areas of London, is home to a number of pubs.

Traditional Fulham pubs include the Pear Tree in Margravine Road, the Wilton in Dawes Road, the Eight Bells in Fulham High Street, the Seven Stars and The Elm in North End Road. Other popular pubs include The Crabtree on Rainville Road, The Durrell in Fulham Road, The Mitre on Bishops Road, and The White Horse in Parson's Green.

Fulham also has some parks and open spaces of which Bishops Park, Fulham Palace Gardens, Hurlingham Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common and Parson's Green are the largest.

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