Fulham Palace was the episcopal retreat of the Bishops of London. The present building was built in Tudor times, with later significant Georgian and Victorian additions. It would be more accurate to call it a manor house than a palace, but it gives a fine glimpse into the changing lifestyles and architecture of nearly 500 years, from the Tudor hall to the Victorian chapel; try out the echo in the courtyard. Guided tours of the palace and grounds (£5) take place at 2pm on the second and fourth Sunday and the third Tuesday of each month. Garden walks take place on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2pm (£5). The grounds offer some lovely spots to take a picnic, or indulge in a classy cake from the café. There's also access to a glorious stretch of riverside walks. Best of all, the delights of Fulham Palace still seem largely undiscovered by the majority of Londoners.
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|Opening hours:||Museum: Mon-Thur 12.30-4.30pm, Sun & Bank hol Mons noon-5pm (summer); Mon-Thur 12.30-3.30pm, Sun & Bank hol Mons noon-4pm (winter) ; gardens open daily dusk till dawn|
|Transport:||Tube: Putney Bridge|