Fulham Palace, in Fulham, London, previously in the former English county of Middlesex, is a Grade I listed building with medieval origins and was formerly the principal residence of the Bishop of London. The site was the country home of the bishops from at least the 11th century until 1973. Though still owned by the Church of England, the palace is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust (registered charity 1140088) and houses a museum of its long history as well as restored historic rooms. It also has a large botanic garden and is situated next to Bishops Park. The palace garden is listed Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The Palace is open daily and is free to visit. According to figures released by the Fulham Palace Trust, over 390,000 people visited Fulham Palace in 2015/2016.
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|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Jasmine BELLONI | Feb 23, 2018
I visited last August. The Walled Garden is newly restored & sells homegrown herbs and other vegetables & fruit (NB Please do not pick fruit off tree nor windfalls). There are tours round the Palace. The Curator gave U3a (University of the Third Age) a talk on the history & tours & etc. of Fulham Palace, (originally Bishops' Palace). I vote this Palace, it's gardens and the adjacent church a 'must' for visitors. Also good refreshment rooms, chapel, and ancient Great Hall.
Kaylie Wetherington | Apr 22, 2018
The gardens a beautiful and peaceful. I think the mansion is currently undergoing some maintenance but the shop and cafe are open. Really lovely, worth a visit with the family
Steve Louder | Jan 5, 2018
Fulham Palace is an absolute hidden gem. It can be accessed from the park and consists of a palace which is in the process of being reopened to the public and substantial grounds. I’m the palace is a mix of styles from Tudor to Victorian. It doesn’t currently hold a lot but does have a rather nice cafe and is free to enter. The grounds are surprisingly large with the highlight being a walled garden in which you can buy cuttings in the summer months. Overall it’s a lovely day out in summer with plenty of space and is right next to the equally nice Bishop’s Park.
Karisa Lundberg | Apr 15, 2018
Friendly volunteers will guide you around to share a better background and history of the Palace. Utilise them if they're around, it's well worth it.
Konstantin Belotserkovskiy | Feb 20, 2018
Nice place to spend sunny Sunday afternoon with family. Cafe is in the palace and faces beautiful park. Highly recommend for relaxing & chilling without leaving the city.
Graham Seymour | May 30, 2018
interesting historical palace on beautiful grounds.the museum is small but factual with some good stories and some beautiful old art from portraiture on the walls. cafe is good but limited. the palace and grounds are the reason to come here and are well worth the visit . free admission
Stefano Boschian-Pest | May 20, 2018
Lovely garden, ideal for families. It can be crowded during weekends but empty during bank holidays. The café could be better but has recently improved (cakes in particular, food still not so great).
jeff benjamin | May 7, 2018
Much restored Bishop of London’s former residence and walled garden is an ongoing work in progress 'reinvented' and purposed to appeal to all age groups. Convincing evidence of impetus and direction here and foreseeably a continually improving destination. The gardens contain a noteworthy veteran Holm Oak counted amongst London's most famous and oldest trees.
Geoff Stilwell | Jun 15, 2018
I lived in Fulham for the first 26 years of my life and never visited Fulham Palace. Now I live the other side of London I've been there several times. You can travel by bus or tube to Putney Bridge and take a short walk through Bishops Park or any business going down Fulham Palace Road. I more often cycle and return along the river to Hammersmith. The last Bishop of London to actually live there left in only 1973. More recently the palace has been undergoing restoration work and developing its potential as a museum and tourist attraction. The grounds and walled garden are also worth visiting. The cafe is large and well stocked with tasty treats. Children have plenty of space to run and play and there is a small playground there. Bishops Park next to the palace is a fully featured park with playground, sand pit, water, football pitches, cafe, etc. All in all a great place for a peaceful day out with centuries of history.
Amex Amex | Jun 19, 2018
Staff at the cafe really make this experience. I am a local and a regular visitor to the palace and they have found my runaway child and my phone! And they serve great food with a smile despite being busy with a lot of demanding customers! Thank you!
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