Hurlingham Park was used for regular football and rugby matches as well as athletics events. Located next to the swanky Hurlingham Club in a leafy riverside location in Fulham, Hurlingham Park once had a seated capacity of around 2,500 people until the stands were torn down in 2002. Fulham FC are thought to have played here back in the late 19th century when the side was still a boy's church team. In September 1954, the site became a public park on the same day as the opening meeting of the athletics track, originally made of cinder. The huge track, which has a rare 200m straight alongside where the grandstand used to be (now there is just a substantial pavilion), was last used for a race in 1979.
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Came here for the MINT Polo in the Park event in June 2011 to watch polo for the first time. Turned out to be more of a drinking event than actually watching the horses, but I managed to do a little bit of both. ;)
We ordered a lovely picnic hamper from Harrods and quenched our thirst with Pimm's.
The open area around the field had patchy areas of grass, and with all the people walking...more
Typical conversation about my rugby team;
"What team do you play for?"
Hammersmith and Fulham
"Oh... ok. Where do you guys play?"
In Hurlingham Park
Hurlingham Park.... it's just on the Thames. Between Putney Bridge and Parsons Green stations.
"Never knew it existed"
Seriously people, go and check out Hurlingham Park. It's right on the river and it's inlcusion in a walk along the...more