Walham Green
Walham Green
Walham Green
Location within Greater London
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSW6
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
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51°28′48″N 0°11′42″W / 51.480°N 0.195°W / 51.480; -0.195Coordinates: 51°28′48″N 0°11′42″W / 51.480°N 0.195°W / 51.480; -0.195
A map showing the Walham ward of Fulham Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.
A map showing the Walham ward of Fulham Metropolitan Borough as it appeared in 1916.

Walham Green is the historic name of a village in the parish of Fulham in the County of Middlesex. It was located between the hamlet of North End (now renamed West Kensington) to the north, and Parsons Green to the south.[1] To the east it was bounded by Counter's Creek, the traditional boundary with the parish of Chelsea and to the south-east is Sands End. In the 19th century, the creek became the Kensington Canal, soon to be replaced by the West London Railway, and Walham Green acquired its own parish church of St John in 1828 on the site of the village pond.[2] With the arrival of the District Railway and urbanisation, the heart of Fulham shifted from its centuries-old, All Saints parish church on the Thames and the area of Fulham High Street to Walham Green, the centre of which was subsequently renamed Fulham Broadway. From 1880 to 1952, Fulham Broadway tube station was called Walham Green.[3] All that remains of the village's former identity is the tree-lined street called, 'Walham Grove'.

Within the area is the old athletics stadium of Stamford Bridge, now home to Chelsea F.C.

Fulham Broadway

Fulham Broadway, site of the former 'Granville Theatre'.
Fulham Broadway, site of the former 'Granville Theatre'.

Fulham Broadway denotes a section of the Fulham Road within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham which contains the former Grade II listed Fulham Town Hall and the eponymous underground station and the intersection with the busy commercial thoroughfare that is North End Road and Harwood Road. A triangle, by the bus turning alley, with an office block on it, is the site of Frank Matcham's old Granville Theatre, that closed in 1971.[4] Fulham Broadway also refers to the area in the immediate vicinity of the station which is now set inside a shopping mall with a cinema complex, and the pedestrianised streets by St John's church, which offer a host of restaurants, pubs, cafés and small shops, including a printers. The Royal Mail sorting office is nearby as are four supermarkets, one of them large with a car park and one that specialises in organic produce.

The rest of Walham Green village has been subsumed in several conservation areas and is today considered a desirable place to live for young professionals and Chelsea 'overspill'.[5] Residents have included Gloria Hunniford and Loyd Grossman. Nearby attractions include Parson's Green, the bars, clubs and restaurants of the New King's Road and Chelsea Harbour.

Entrance to Fulham Broadway station.
Entrance to Fulham Broadway station.

Nearest stations


  1. ^ Walford, Edward (1878). Fulham: Walham Green and North End, in Old and New London: Volume 6. London: British History Online. pp. 21–528. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Féret, Charles (1900). Fulham Old and New, Vol.I–III. Leadenhall Press.
  3. ^ Denny, Barbara (1997). Fulham Past. London: Historical Publications. pp. 29–31. ISBN 0-948667-43-5.
  4. ^ "Theatres and Halls in Fulham, London". ArthurLloyd.co.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ Dixon, Angela, ed. (September 2004). Local List (Fourth ed.). Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group.