Fulham town guide
Fulham forms part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Fulham borders the north bank of the River Thames, across the stream from Barnes and Wandsworth. The name Fulham is believed to mean "a settlement by a muddy ford" a far cry from today's bustle and the magnificence of Putnery Bridge that now links the banks of the Thames.
In 704AD, Waldhere, Bishop of London, acquired a place called 'Fulanham' from the Bishop of Hereford. Fulham Museum, in Palace Park, is a reminder of the connection the borough has to the Bishop of London.
As a London Borough, Fulham is close to all the attractions of the Capital, the closest probably being Battersea Park.
For the visitor who wishes to venture further, a hire car will make it easier to reach the less convenient places such as the glorious countryside around London. The North Downs or the Chilterns with many attractive villages spring to mind in this context. The city of Oxford is an easy day trip by car, or indeed by train or coach. Brighton is probably the nearest Seaside venue of note and well worth visiting.