Place:Sands End, Greater London, England


NameSands End
Located inGreater London, England

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Sands End is in the southernmost part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in London, England. Sands End was a close knit working class community and was once 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 has 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.

Also in this part of Fulham is South Park. Wandsworth Bridge Road runs through Sands End and has some restaurants, pine furniture shops, the Church of England parish church of Saint Matthew and Chelsea Harbour.

In October 2008 a new interactive local history website, Sands End Revisited, was published containing photos and memories from residents.

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