Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace Historical Palace with a museum, courtyard, botanic garden (including walled garden) and café. We have regular tours and hold public events including theatre & concerts.
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Entry is free. We are also a venue for weddings, parties & corporate events. 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).

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Visit the Palace today 14-15.00 to get your hands on some history: community archaeologist Alexis's foreshore walk may b...
06/09/2020

Visit the Palace today 14-15.00 to get your hands on some history: community archaeologist Alexis's foreshore walk may be sold out, but you can still join us for object handling as part of Totally Thames Foreshore festival! 💀

For those at home, there is a downloadable bridge building activity and Alexis's lecture on the history of Putney Bridge available on https://thamesfestivaltrust.org/whats-on/foreshore-festival-1566/

Totally Thames is an annual festival every September, dedicated to our beloved River Thames - check out their website for loads of other artistic and historical events, adventures and environmental initiatives this month: https://thamesfestivaltrust.org/

We have some pretty sweet news: Fulham Palace's very own honey will be on sale at Apple Day (Sunday 4 October)! 🍯Read ab...
04/09/2020

We have some pretty sweet news: Fulham Palace's very own honey will be on sale at Apple Day (Sunday 4 October)! 🍯

Read about garden apprentice Matt Weston's experience of how he helped the Fulham Palace beekeepers, from donning a bee suit for the first time in June, to harvesting the liquid gold at the end of August: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/fulham-palace-honey-2020/

Thank you @TheNationalLotteryUK players for helping us keep on growing during lockdown - your support helped our garden ...
25/08/2020

Thank you @TheNationalLotteryUK players for helping us keep on growing during lockdown - your support helped our garden team and volunteers build the Compton beds during our 2019 restoration project, and continues to help us keep the garden open free for everyone to enjoy! 🌼

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We are so excited to announce that our first history tour since March will be on Sunday 23 August! Our popular history t...
13/08/2020

We are so excited to announce that our first history tour since March will be on Sunday 23 August! Our popular history tours have been reworked - they are now totally outdoors and socially distanced, whilst uncovering more about the archaeology and architecture of the Palace than ever before.

Book here:
https://fulhampalace.digitickets.co.uk/category/29155

Need a whimsical card, a present for a friend, or something to treat your fine self? We have a range of lovely botanical...
11/08/2020
Buy Gift shop online - Fulham Palace

Need a whimsical card, a present for a friend, or something to treat your fine self? We have a range of lovely botanical and historical gifts for sale in our online shop, many of which come from small local producers!

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Garden apprentice Annette Förger took a closer look at one of the MOAT fascinating areas in the garden when botanist and...
10/08/2020

Garden apprentice Annette Förger took a closer look at one of the MOAT fascinating areas in the garden when botanist and author Dr Mark Spencer surveyed the Palace's plant species in our moat and walled garden. 🌱

Read all about it here:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/biodiversity/

This Friday looks like another scorcher - but still not as hot as Dough & Deer's wood-fired pizza! The garden, cafe and ...
06/08/2020

This Friday looks like another scorcher - but still not as hot as Dough & Deer's wood-fired pizza! The garden, cafe and pizza truck will be open late this Friday, so come down and enjoy some delicious pizza and a refreshing glass of wine or beer.
Our garden will be open until 20.00, with last orders at 19.15.
🥂🌻🍕☀️🍺

Age 16-25 and looking for a free weekend activity? This Saturday, join a behind the scenes tour of Fulham Palace with ou...
23/07/2020

Age 16-25 and looking for a free weekend activity?

This Saturday, join a behind the scenes tour of Fulham Palace with our community archaeologist Alexis and then take walk on the Thames foreshore - you never know what you'll discover! 💀👍

Get your free ticket here:

https://www.fulhampalace.org/whats-on/events/dissecting-the-dirt/

Garden volunteer Jamie Atwell explores the history behind a wheely useful bit of garden gear in our latest blog post:htt...
22/07/2020

Garden volunteer Jamie Atwell explores the history behind a wheely useful bit of garden gear in our latest blog post:

https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/the-wheelbarrow/

Here is garden apprentice Annette Förger demonstrating its ingenuity! 😍

16/07/2020
An archaeological adventure around Fulham Palace

Following on from #AskAnArchaeologist day on Twitter yesterday, community archaeologist Alexis Haslam takes us on an archaeological tour of the Palace and garden in our latest YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/F6tCe5wSm-s

For Council for British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology 2020, our community archaeologist Alexis Haslam recorded a tour of the Palace and garden as see...

Wednesday 15 July is #AskAnArchaeologist day on Twitter and community archaeologist Alexis will be answering YOUR questi...
14/07/2020
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Wednesday 15 July is #AskAnArchaeologist day on Twitter and community archaeologist Alexis will be answering YOUR questions about anything archaeological over on Twitter tomorrow! Whether you're a sherd nerd, a bone boffin or want to unearth some ancient answers, tweet us or submit them in advance by sending us a DM, or message us here on Facebook! 💀⛏ https://twitter.com/Fulham_Palace

The latest Tweets from Fulham Palace (@Fulham_Palace). The historic house and garden of the Bishop of London. Open daily - free admission. Fulham, London

Lilium ‘Stargazer’ brings a jolt of colour to our gardens every July. In our latest blog, garden apprentice Matt Weston ...
13/07/2020

Lilium ‘Stargazer’ brings a jolt of colour to our gardens every July. In our latest blog, garden apprentice Matt Weston explains why this bright pink flower is a favourite of florists worldwide.
https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/stargazer-lily/

In our latest blog, garden apprentice Hattie Moore explains how our tomatoes and cucumbers grow so well in our vinery, a...
10/07/2020

In our latest blog, garden apprentice Hattie Moore explains how our tomatoes and cucumbers grow so well in our vinery, and how the garden team has been experimenting with new varieties this year 🥒🍅

Stop by our market barrow in the walled garden on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11.00-15.00 for this fantastic, freshly picked produce – we are now accepting contactless payments!

https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/tomatoes-and-cucumbers-the-vinerys-finery/

Our walled garden wisteria is in the middle of its second flowering 💜 The first blooms came during lockdown, and now we ...
08/07/2020

Our walled garden wisteria is in the middle of its second flowering 💜 The first blooms came during lockdown, and now we are so happy to welcome them - and you - back!

The walled garden is open 10.15-16.15 every day. We are currently suggesting a small donation for entry to the walled garden in order to cover our costs and keep the rest of the site free for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your support, and welcome back! 😍

Garden apprentice Hattie Moore explains how this clever flowering tree attracts the insects it wants and gets rid of the...
07/07/2020
Plant of the month - Fulham Palace

Garden apprentice Hattie Moore explains how this clever flowering tree attracts the insects it wants and gets rid of the ones it doesn't 🌳🚫🐛❤️🐝🌳

https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/plant-of-the-month-july-2020/

Fulham Palace garden has now reopened – we look forward to welcoming you back. Take a look at what to expect when you visit to see the new measures we’ve put in place, and make sure to check our new opening times.

Whilst our museum remains closed, we’d like to share a photo of this beloved family pet, Captain, who is a firm favourit...
05/07/2020

Whilst our museum remains closed, we’d like to share a photo of this beloved family pet, Captain, who is a firm favourite in our museum collection.

‘Grand Old Captain’, as he was known to Bishop Archibald Tait and his family, was a mastiff who bounded about the Palace grounds in the mid-19th century.

He suffered from arthritis in his old age and was buried with love in our garden, then rediscovered during our 2017 dovecote dig by a volunteer archaeologist! During the same excavation they also found a Victorian dog whistle – did Captain come running when he heard it? 🐾❤️

Cradles & Labels included him in their excellent blog post about pets in museums: https://www.cradlesandlabels.com/post/pets-in-museums

During lockdown, our community archaeologist Alexis Haslam and his family came up with a brilliant idea to combine home ...
03/07/2020
DIY time capsule - Fulham Palace

During lockdown, our community archaeologist Alexis Haslam and his family came up with a brilliant idea to combine home improvements, homeschooling and burying a memento of 2020 for future archaeologists to discover. DO try this at home! 📅🌈🕒📝

https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/diy-time-capsule/

Fulham Palace garden has now reopened – we look forward to welcoming you back. Take a look at what to expect when you visit to see the new measures we’ve put in place, and make sure to check our new opening times.

Ever tasted wood-fired pizza served from an EX-RAF Land Rover? Thanks to Dough&Deer and their mobile pizza oven, you can...
02/07/2020

Ever tasted wood-fired pizza served from an EX-RAF Land Rover? Thanks to Dough&Deer and their mobile pizza oven, you can grab a pizza 12-5pm Mon to Sun for only a few...bucks...right here on our main lawn! 😍🍕

Choose from:

Marinara (San marzano tomatoes, fresh basil, oregano & basil oil)

Margherita (San marzano tomatoes, aged parmesan, mozzarella, fresh basil, oregano & basil oil)

Salami (San marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, Scottish pork salami from the great glen, fresh basil & basil oil)

Portobello (San marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, portobello mushrooms, aged parmesan, fresh basil & truffle oil)

Crudo (San marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto crudo, fresh rocket, aged parmesan & basil oil)

Our signature garlic bread (Garlic butter base, mozzarella, oregano, basil oil & honey) - pictured

Our café has now reopened with a takeaway menu from 9.30 – 17.00 daily! Swing by for delicious hot and cold drinks, sand...
01/07/2020

Our café has now reopened with a takeaway menu from 9.30 – 17.00 daily! Swing by for delicious hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and salads to enjoy in our delightful garden. B.Y.O.P.B. (Bring Your Own Picnic Blanket)!

View our takeaway menu here:

https://www.fulhampalace.org/visit/cafe/

We're so pleased to be back!That Palace's garden is open 6.30-18.00 (last entry 17.00) and our walled garden is open 10....
29/06/2020

We're so pleased to be back!

That Palace's garden is open 6.30-18.00 (last entry 17.00) and our walled garden is open 10.15-16.15. We're taking a voluntary donation for the walled garden to help cover the costs of opening - every donation is a huge help.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Palace soon!

26/06/2020
Welcome back to Fulham Palace!

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to Fulham Palace from Monday 29 June! We have been working hard to be able to re-open as safely as possible, in line with government guidelines. This video will give you an idea of how visiting our site will look for the near future. We can't wait to see you again!

19/06/2020
What's the buzz?

We can’t wait for you to drop in when our botanic garden re-opens again on 29 June (even it’s it’s just for a flying visit, like this bumblebee)! 🐝

An ode to echiums:'Like something for Jurassic eyesI reach, majestic, for the skiesAnd all the bees I hypnotise.'Did you...
15/06/2020

An ode to echiums:

'Like something for Jurassic eyes
I reach, majestic, for the skies
And all the bees I hypnotise.'

Did you buy any echiums from our online shop? If so, send us your photos - we'd love to see how they've grown! 🤩🌸🐝

(If they've grown tall enough to pull themselves out of the ground during wet weather, simply tie them to a sturdy stick like Chris and Matt have done here!)

After lots of planning, we're delighted to announce that our garden will re-open on Monday 29 June. Find out about the s...
10/06/2020

After lots of planning, we're delighted to announce that our garden will re-open on Monday 29 June.

Find out about the steps we're taking and the changes we've made in order to make this possible in this announcement from Siân Harrington, our CEO: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/reopening-plan-announced/

Address

Fulham Palace, Bishops Park, Bishops Ave
London
SW6 6EA

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:00
Thursday 06:30 - 18:00
Friday 06:30 - 18:00
Saturday 06:30 - 18:00
Sunday 06:00 - 18:00

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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 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).

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Very pleased with my beautiful Fulham Palace bouquet from the Walled Garden.
today (Nov 1st) we visited Fulham Palace with Brixworth U3A what a wonderful place .we were made very welcome from our arrival , Through two informative guides Lee and Chantal our group learnt the history and essence of the place . I could not recommend it more highly to other visitors .Well done Fulham Palace sterling job and thank you
The gardens come to life!
Oh my goodness the chocolate fudge cake in Fulham Palace cafe is delicious! And #vegan
One of the best places in London.
Do you need volunteers for the dig? I have a keen interest in archeology and would love the opportunity to go on a dig even if it is finds washing.