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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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  • If you are looking for somewhere to go which will please the adult history buff and allow the children to run wild in a park this will do the job..throw in two places to get a coffee and cake or throw...  more »
  • Visited today - I am not local so this was a quite long journey for me. Much was pleasant; the building is interesting and has been restored well, and the walled garden was nice, the rest of the groun...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful and historic place. I have been to celebrations here. The gardens are lovely and such a treat to come and meet friends over a cool glass of wine. Good selection of food. Such a delight when the sun comes out.
  • Due to refurbishment lots of the areas were closed but the gardens and area are lovely. Great place to visit for a quiet walk or family time. Lots of activities in holidays for children.
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