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Sands End was a close knit working class community.
Once a rural backwater called Sandy End, it became the industrial heart of Fulham with its gas works, power station and petrol depot providing work for generations of local families.
A property boom beginning in the 1970s coupled with the advent of oil fueled processing of North Sea oil led to an inexorable process of gentrification with offices and studio businesses and flats on the market for more than £2.4 million.
On the bank of the Thames is Hurlingham Retail Park, which includes Currys and PC World. There is also a business enterprise centre in the Sulivan district. Across the other side of Townmead Road
there is a large Sainsbury’s, and Imperial Wharf
, a brownfield development of the former Imperial Gasworks which is growing to include a mixture of affordable housing, both private and public, shops, a park and a new railway station.
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Chelsea Farm Chelsea Farm was established on the northern banks of the Thames on land previously open to common pasturage after the annual harvest. Lots Road Power Station Lots Road Power Station was a coal (and later oil-fired then gas-fired) power station, which supplied electricity to the London Underground system. Sands End Sands End was a close knit working class community. Acfold Road, SW6 Acfold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Avalon Road, SW6 Avalon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Bagleys Lane, SW6 Bagleys Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Cedarne Road, SW6 Cedarne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Elbe Street, SW6 Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Harbour Yard, SW6 Harbour Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area. Harwood Road, SW6 Harwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Kempson Road, SW6 Kempson Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Kings Road, SW6 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm. Meldon Close, SW6 Meldon Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Michael Road, SW6 Michael Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Micheal Road, SW6 Micheal Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area. Rumbold Road, SW6 Rumbold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham is an area in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, SW6 (the successor to the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham).
Fulham lies on the north bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It was formerly the seat of the diocese of Fulham and Gibraltar
, and Fulham Palace served as 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.
The area is home to the Fulham Football Club stadium Craven Cottage and the Chelsea Football Club stadium Stamford Bridge and the various flats and entertainment centres built into it.
Famously exclusive sports club, the Hurlingham Club, is also located within Fulham. With members having included British monarchs, the waiting list for membership currently averages over fifteen years.
Fulham Broadway has undergone considerable pedestrianisation and is home to a number of cafes, bars and salons.
Fulham has several parks and open spaces of which Bishop’s Park, Fulham Palace Gardens, Hurlingham Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common and Parsons Green are the largest. Many of the residential roads in Fulham are tree-lined, in some cases by houses painted in different pastel shades.
Fulham has appeared in a number of films, including The Omen and The L-Shaped Room. Fulham Broadway tube station was used in Sliding Doors.
Fulham is home to several schools, including independent pre-preparatory and preparatory schools.