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London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
|London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham|
Shown within Greater London
- Total (2002 est.)
10,569 / km²
|Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Iain Coleman, Clive Soley|
|West Central London|
- Angie Bray
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a west London borough. It is classified as part of 'Inner London', and includes the areas:
Traversed by the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many corporations have offices in the borough, and a large development is underway at White City with new transport links and a large shopping mall.
Demographics of Hammersmith and Fulham
According to the 2001 census Hammersmith and Fulham has a population of 165,242. 78% of the borough is white, 5% black Caribbean and 5% Black African. 44% of households are owner-occupiers. The borough comprises a patchwork of affluent as well as deprived neighbourhoods. See external links below.
Sport in the borough
Considering its size, there are an extraordinary number of sporting successes based in the borough. They include:
Fulham and Chelsea Football Clubs are both based in the borough and play Premiership football. Queens Park Rangers are lower league, but still can contribute to the borough's claim of having three of the nation's top 44 football teams.
Sean Davis plays for Spurs and has been capped at Under-21 level.
There are a huge number of rowing clubs in the borough, the most famous being Tideway Scullers. Many of Britain's top rowers throughout modern history have trained along the Thames, including Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave who between them have 9 Olympic Gold Medals. Much of the course of the Boat Race is along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the River Thames.
- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham official website
- Local Listings Magazine
- Borough Profile
- History of the Borough
- Local Economic Profile
- Transport in the Borough
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