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Fulham Palace, London
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The site of Fulham Palace was occupied during the Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman periods, probably because of its location next to an important Thames crossing. From medieval times or earlier the site was encircled by the longest domestic moat in England. You can see part of the moat as you enter and walk across the bridge at the main entrance of the site.

Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. Fulham Palace was the summer home of the bishops. Each bishop had many homes: in the 16th century there were 177 homes for 21 English bishops! This is an indication of the status of bishops in British life.

The last bishop to live at the Palace moved out in 1973.

Today Fulham Palace is run by Fulham Palace Trust, a registered charity, established in 2011. There is a wealth of things to see and do, from exploring the museum that charts the Palace’s eventful history to having lunch in the Drawing Room Café that looks out onto the beautiful gardens, including the recently restored 18th century Walled Garden.

Admission to the Palace and its gardens is free of charge (except for special tours and events). The Palace is available to hire as a stunning venue for weddings, private and corporate events.
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  • Palace is a slight misnomer for a Bishop's residence, as while it is a large building it is not, of course, particularly palatial in terms of decorations and furnishings. However, it has an interestin...  more »
  • Stopped to have a look at Fulham Palace whilst doing a 12 mile walk from our hotel. The grounds are lovely and there is a very nice surprise in the walled garden, with laid out beds and greenhouses. I...  more »
  • Called in yesterday, Very interesting building with a great story to tell. To some degree "work in progress" but certain rooms were open to view.It was made a little incovienient because they had a co...  more »
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  • Wonderful "hidden gem" in London. The walled garden is very nice and the main house is very interesting and the staff there are very helpful. Nice Cafe to sit down and relax in the sunshine. Nirvana
  • Great place to explore and enjoy afternoon tea. Do take the time to find their walled garden which is located the other side of the lawn from the main palace. Its a great place to enjoy a picnic and a game of hide and seek!
  • Great for sunny days: adults can enjoy tea and cake on the lawn while the kids chase squirrels. Afterwards, explore the colourful, scented delights of the Walled Garden.
  • Interesting place. Very popular at weekends. Free entry. Good cafe.
  • Looks great with a very nice cafe and grounds. I'm sure it's far more peaceful when there isn't a music festival on, as there was when I was there.