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Review of Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace
Ranked #413 of 1,767 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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 the site was encircled by the longest domestic moat in England. You can still see part of the moat at the entrance to the Palace. Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. The Palace was their summer home. The last bishop moved out of Fulham Palace in 1973. Today Fulham Palace is run by Fulham Palace Trust, a registered charity, established in 2011. The Palace botanical gardens, including our recently restored 18th Century Walled Garden, and Drawing Room Cafe are open daily, our museum opens five afternoons a week. Admission to the Palace and its garden is free. The Palace is also a popular venue for school and tour groups and for private events such as weddings, celebrations and corporate events.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We celebrated my 34 yr old sons birthday with a picnic in the lovely grounds of Fulham Palace. The grounds are well kept with a lovely walled garden. It has a restaurant serving lunches and drinks - what a perfect setting. The Palace is full of history and well worth a visit. Next door is the beautiful, fun Bishops Park along side the Thames. It's a good day out with plenty of amnesties - but don't take a tent or gazebo - we did and got told off!!!

Thank marlinbromley
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Fulham Palace is free to get into - and that's not to be sniffed at in London. Parking is also free on a Sunday, if it's not a match day... so you're already quids in the minute you've stepped into the grounds.

The Palace is nice, a very old tudor courtyard, a chapel, a museum and a cafe. The grounds are lovely and the vegetable knot garden is superb if you're a gardening fan, which I am. There are longer walks outside of the walled garden.

The cafe is good - the cappuccino was lovely - and not overpriced for London. There's a mixture of sofas and chairs inside, and there's a terrace outside if the weather's kind. As it's free, lots of families come to picnic in the grounds. One drawback is that it's right on the Heathrow landing path, so planes fly over constantly, but apart from that I can't fault it. There's also a children's play park just over the access road from the Palace and a lovely garden centre run by the Princes' Trust just up the road. All in all, well worth a visit.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

With all the attractions in London... Go here if you have been to London numerous times and can visit on a day with beautiful weather so you can fully enjoy the gardens. In this respect... It is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. Take the exit out the back through the gardens and take a stroll along the Thames. Walk across Putney bridge, hang a left and finish with a pint at The Rocket pub on the river.

1  Thank Born2go
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Visited the palace whilst waiting for a relative who was having a operation at Charing Cross Hospital,was a pleasant 25 min walk to arrive at the palace, beautiful grounds, the garden is so peaceful and tidy. The restaurant/tea room is slightly over priced and slow service but it's to be expected for London.
If your in the area I'd recommend a visit

Thank chubtubs
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Maybe not the place to go if it is your first time in London but if you are in the area it it's great. The palace garden is beautiful and a great place for picnicking. I liked the tour. The guide knew a great deal about the palace but could tell it in a way it is interesting for everybody.

Thank snavaes
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