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A Quick Overview of West Brompton
West Brompton is an area of south-west London, that straddles the boundary between the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
- The centuries old boundary was traced by Counter's Creek, now lost beneath the West London Line railway.
- The name refers to the older locality of Brompton to the east, linked to its western namesake through the areas of Earl's Court and South Kensington by the Old Brompton Road.
- Before the vigorous urbanisation of the second half of the 19th century, Brompton also referred to the area around the Fulham Road, previously known as Little Chelsea, bounded by Counter'Creek on its way to the Thames.