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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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • Every Interesting for all the family. Tours of the palace & chapel.Then a walk into the wall garden,then the main grounds 
  • Stumbled across Fulham Palace while taking a wander through Putney, it's a lovely building with pleasant grounds. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area.
  • Coffee as good. Very crowded on weekend mornings. Disappointingly told by staff that they don't serve brunch (website says they do). Good outside area for kids to play.
  • Loved the place. Great garden, old cafe and free museum. Will definitely go back !
  • The cafe at Fulham Palace is cosy and homely. Nice place to relax and grab a coffee after parkrun on a Saturday morning.
  • We went there for the FOLD festival. It's a lovely venue, not too big and beautiful grounds.
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