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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Fulham

Visit Fulham PlacesVisit Fulham places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Fulham places to visit. A unique way to experience Fulham’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Fulham as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Fulham is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, bordering Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea. First recorded by name in 691, Fulham was a manor and ancient parish. It was the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham between 1900 and 1965. When you visit Fulham, Walkfo brings Fulham places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Fulham Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Fulham

Visit Fulham – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

Fulham photo With 1112 audio plaques & Fulham places for you to explore in the Fulham area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Fulham places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Fulham history

The word Fulham originates from Old English, with Fulla being a personal name. It is spelled Fuleham in the 1066 Domesday Book. Excavations have also revealed Roman settlements during the third and fourth centuries AD.

Manor and Parish of Fulham

The first written record of a church in Fulham dates from 1154. Hammersmith was part of the ancient parish of Fulham up until 1834. The parish boundary with Chelsea and Kensington was formed by the now culverted Counter’s Creek river.

Early History

In 879 Danish invaders, sailed up the Thames and wintered at Fulham and Hammersmith. In 1642, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex withdrawing from the Battle of Brentford (1642) ordered to be put a bridge of boats on the Thames to unite with his detachment in Kingston in pursuit of Charles I, who ordered Prince Rupert to retreat from Brentford back west. This is thought to have been near the first bridge (which was made of wood) Fulham Bridge, built in 1729 and was replaced in 1886 with Putney Bridge.

19th century transport and power plays

Fulham 19th century transport and power plays photo

The 19th century roused Walham Green village, and the surrounding hamlets that made up the parish of Fulham, from their rural slumber. In 1824 the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company, the first public utility company in the world, bought the Sandford estate in Sands End to produce gas for lighting – and in the case of the Hurlingham Club, for ballooning. Meanwhile, another group of local landowners, led by Lord Kensington with Sir John Scott Lillie and others had conceived, in 1822, the idea of exploiting the water course up-river from Chelsea Creek on their land by turning it into a two-mile canal.

Art and Craft

Ceramics and weaving in Fulham go back to at least the 17th century, most notably with the Fulham Pottery, followed by the establishment of tapestry and carpet production. The Art Bronze Foundry, founded by Charles Gaskin in 1922 still operates in Michael Road, off the New King’s Road, a short distance from Eel Brook Common.

20th century

Fulham 20th century photo

In 1926 the Church of England established the office of Bishop of Fulham as a suffragan to the Bishop of London. Fulham remained a predominantly working-class area for the first half of the 20th century. With rapid demographic changes there was poverty, as noted by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) and Charles Booth (1840-1916)

Piece of aviation history

Cannon’s Brewery site at the corner of Lillie and North End Road was used for aircraft manufacture during the First World War. The Darracq Motor Engineering Company of Townmead Road, became aircraft manufacturers in Fulham for the Airco company.

Musical heritage

Edward Elgar, the composer, lived at 51 Avonmore Road, W14, between 1890 and 1891. The notorious Italian tenor Giovanni Matteo Mario de Candia and his wife opera singer Giulia Grisi made Fulham their home from 1852 until the 1900s. Hyam Greenbaum married the harpist Sidonie Goossens on 26 April 1924 at Kensington Registry Office.


Fulham Redevelopment photo

A controversial 80 acre high-rise redevelopment has been under way on the eastern borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It involves the dismantling of the two Earl’s Court Exhibition Centres in RBKC and in Hammersmith and Fulham and the emptying and demolition of hundreds of commercial properties.

Why visit Fulham with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Fulham PlacesYou can visit Fulham places with Walkfo Fulham to hear history at Fulham’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Fulham has 1112 places to visit in our interactive Fulham map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Fulham, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Fulham places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Fulham & the surrounding areas.

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Best Fulham places to visit

Fulham has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Fulham’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Fulham’s information audio spots:

Fulham photo Kronenburgerpark
The Kronenburgerpark is a park in the center of Nijmegen . It is close to the Central Railway Station and the Lange Hezelstraat . It touches the Parkweg are the remains of the medieval walls with the Kruittoren (powder tower)
Fulham photo Great Pilgrimage
The Great Pilgrimage of 1913 was a march in Britain by suffragists campaigning non-violently for women’s suffrage, organised by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). Women marched to London from all around England and Wales and 50,000 attended a rally in Hyde Park.
Fulham photo Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk is a 7-mile (11 km) long circular walking trail in central London, England, dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Fulham photo Royal Parks Half Marathon
The Royal Parks Half Marathon, first held in 2008, takes place each October, starting and finishing in Hyde Park. It is the only half marathon that travels through central London and four of the Royal Parks and is one of London’s largest half marathons, with over 16,000 participants.
Fulham photo Great Exhibition
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, also known as the Great Exhibition or the Crystal Palace Exhibition (in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held), was an international exhibition which took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century. The event was organised by Henry Cole and by Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria. Famous people of the time attended the Great Exhibition, including Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Michael Faraday (who assisted with the planning and judging of exhibits), Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Alfred Tennyson and William Makepeace Thackeray. The opening music, under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett, was directed by Sir George Smart. The world’s first soft drink, Schweppes, was the official sponsor of the event.
Fulham photo Japanese Village, Knightsbridge
The Japanese Village in Knightsbridge, London, was a late Victorian era exhibition of Japanese culture located in Humphreys’ Hall, which took place from January 1885 until June 1887. The exhibition employed around 100 Japanese men and women in a setting built to resemble a traditional Japanese village.
Fulham photo Bowater House
Bowater House was a 17-floor office block at 68 Knightsbridge in London SW1, completed in 1958. The building occupied a site between Knightsbridge and South Carriage Road, at the southern edge of Hyde Park. It was demolished in 2006 and redeveloped by Candy & Candy to create One Hyde Park.
Fulham photo Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge is a residential and retail district in central London, south of Hyde Park. It is identified in the London Plan as one of two international retail centres in London, alongside the West End.
Fulham photo Bulgari Hotel and Residences
The Bulgari Hotel and Residences is a luxury hotel in Knightsbridge, London. When it opened in 2012, it was the most expensive hotel in London.
Fulham photo Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Situated on the waterfront setting of the Greenbank area in Falmouth, the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club (RCYC) was formed in 1871, and is the 15th oldest “Royal” yacht club in England.

Visit Fulham plaques

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Fulham has 494 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Fulham plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Fulham using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Fulham plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.