Fulham Palace


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Bishop's Avenue
Fulham
London
SW6 6EA
England

  • Phone: 020 7736 3233

For over 1,300 years, this Grade I Listed building, situated in extensive grounds by the River Thames, was a country residence of the Bishops of London. The last Bishop to live at Fulham Palace moved out in 1973, and today, Fulham Palace is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust. Fulham Palace has a wealth of things to see and do, from exploring the museum that charts the Palace’s eventful history to having lunch in the 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).

Further information

Opening Hours:

Museum and historic rooms open daily: Summer: 10.30 - 17.00 Winter: 10.30 - 16.00 Shop Summer: 10.30 - 17.00 Winter: 10.30 - 16.00 Cafe Summer: 9.30 - 17.00 Winter: 10.30 - 16.00 Walled garden: Daily 10.15 to 16.15 Botanic garden Dawn - dusk

Charges:

Adults and children: Free

Travel directions:

London Underground District Line to Putney Bridge Station The Palace is a 15 minute walk through Bishop’s Park. After leaving the station, walk down Ranelagh Gardens towards the Premier Inn, turn left onto Fulham High Street, then right onto Willow Bank and use the subway under Putney Bridge to access the park. Follow the Thames Path through Bishop’s Park for ten minutes to the Palace entrance. Please note this station doesn’t have a lift. National Rail Putney Station Fifteen minutes from London Waterloo. The Palace is a 25 minute walk down Putney High Street and across Putney Bridge. The 14, 424 and 430 buses taken from across the street from ‘Putney Station’ stop on Putney Bridge at the ‘Putney Bridge Station / Gonville Street’ stop. Take the steps down from the bridge, then follow the Thames Path through Bishop’s Park for ten minutes to the Palace entrance. For step-free access, use the street closest to the steps to reach the park. Bus Buses 74, 220 and 430 stop on Fulham Palace Road at the ‘Bishop’s Park Road’ stop. The Palace is a five minute walk down Bishop’s Avenue. Buses 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 424 and 430 stop on Putney Bridge at the ‘Putney Bridge Station / Gonville Street’ or ‘St Mary’s / Putney Pier’ stops. Take the steps down from the bridge, then follow the Thames Path through Bishop’s Park for ten minutes to the Palace entrance. For step free access, use the street closest to the steps to reach the park. Bicycle Cycle parking is available at the Palace. See Transport for London’s Cycle Journey Planner to help plan your route. Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are on Bishop’s Avenue and at Putney Bridge Station. See Transport for London’s Santander Cycles for hire costs and docking station locations. Please note, riding bikes is not permitted on the Fulham Palace site. Please dismount before entering the site and walk your bicycle to the parking area near our gated car park. Car or taxi Travelling on Fulham Palace Road / A219, turn onto Bishop’s Avenue. The entrance to the Palace is at the end of Bishop’s Avenue, on the left-hand side. There is no public parking on-site. An accessible parking bay for blue badge holders only is located within our gated car park. Use the intercom at the car park gates to request access. If possible please call us on +44 (0)20 7736 3233 before your visit and provide the details of the registration number, make and model of vehicle and the date you plan to visit. Metered parking is available on Bishop’s Avenue — Controlled Parking Zone Y. Additional restrictions apply when Fulham Football Club are playing at home. See London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s website for full information on parking times, charges and match day restrictions. Coach Bishop’s Avenue is a cul-de-sac. If travelling by coach, contact us in advance to arrange access to our car park for turning purposes. Coaches can more easily drive down Bishop’s Park Road, allowing passengers to alight at Bishop’s Park and make the short walk to the Palace’s main entrance.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Meeting room available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Bicycle park
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Regular children's club
  • General guide to collections available
  • Commercial filming service
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Early years education service available
  • Online teaching materials available

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