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 still see part of the moat as you enter across the bridge at the main entrance of the site.
Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. Each Bishop made their own mark on the Palace, from making changes to the building to planting one of the first botanic gardens in London. The last Bishop of London 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; explore our historic rooms, find our more about the Palace’s past in the museum, have lunch in the drawing room café or relax in the beautiful walled garden.
Admission to the Palace is free of charge (except for special tours and events).