When the weather is nice in London, you really have to make the most of it! So recently, on one sunny day I went to Fulham Palace. It’s the historical residence of the Bishops of London, and the gardens and home are free to enter! The building is usually only open Monday-Thursday and a few hours on Sunday, but the gardens are open every day from dusk till dawn.
The site has been home to the Bishops for over 700 years. However, Fulham was mainly used as a summer palace until the 20th century when it became the primary home to the Bishops of London.
While it won’t take you too long to go through the home. (It seems a bit grand to use the term ‘home’.) The gardens are lovely, and hours could be spent outside! The nearby allottments used to be part of the grounds of Fulham Palace, but they were donated by a former bishop to the people. You can also see the “Great Tree of London,” a holm oak, that is supposed to be over 500 years old! There are also some funky tree carvings done by the sculptor Andrew Frost, that can be seen around the gardens.