Some areas of the Palace will be closed on Saturday 16 November, see our opening times for further details.

FAQs

Below are the questions we get asked the most by our visitors and our answers.

Visiting

Is there parking?

There is no general parking available on site. There are metred parking bays on Bishop’s Avenue. An accessible parking bay for blue badge holders only is located within our gated car park. See getting here for more information.

Is Fulham Palace accessible?

We aim to make Fulham Palace as accessible as possible for all our visitors. See access for more information.

What’s the nearest tube station?

Putney Bridge on the District Line is only a short walk away. See getting here for detailed directions.

Can we have a BBQ?

Sorry, no — individual BBQs aren’t permitted. Our drawing room café offers a delicious selection of hot and cold food and drinks including wine and beer. See a sample menu.

Can we have a picnic?

Yes, our garden is perfect for small picnics. You’re welcome to bring along a small table and fold up chairs. Please tidy up and take your rubbish home with you.

We do not permit any gazebos, tents, shelters or anything tied to our trees, including bunting and balloons. Nothing can be driven into the ground, including stakes or signs. We are a Scheduled Ancient Monument and we need to protect what’s underground.

If you’re planning a large picnic for a group, event or other activity on our site please contact our functions team on functions@fulhampalace.org or +44 (0)20 7610 7161 to check availability.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, no. We are dog lovers, but they’re not allowed on our site. Our neighbour Bishop’s Park offers lovely areas for dog walking. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.

Can we play football, baseball, rounders or cricket?

Sorry, no. We have lots of very small children who visit and lots and lots of windows. We wouldn’t want anyone to be hurt or a window to be broken. Our neighbour Bishop’s Park have plenty of open space where these games can be played.

Can we ride bikes at Fulham Palace?

Sorry, no. We have lots of very small children who visit and fragile plants – we are a botanic garden after all! We wouldn’t want anyone or anything to get hurt. Our neighbour Bishop’s Park have plenty of open space and paths where bikes can be ridden.

If you ride your bike to visit us, please dismount before entering the site and walk your bicycle to the cycle parking area located near the gated car park.

Functions and events

Can I hire Fulham Palace?

Yes, we have several historic rooms, two courtyards and acres of garden that are available for hire. Please see venue hire for more information.

Can we get married at Fulham Palace?

Yes, you can have a civil ceremony or partnership. You can also have a blessing in our chapel. View our weddings, civil ceremonies and receptions page for details.

Can we have fireworks?

No, we are in a residential area and we love our neighbours!

Can we have ‘Chinese lanterns’?

Sorry, no. They’re very pretty but flames floating into the air are a little scary for a Grade I listed building and trees that are hundreds of years old. We treasure what we have at Fulham Palace and it’s irreplaceable.

Is confetti permitted?

Yes, real petal confetti is allowed.

Do the fireplaces work?

Yes, both the great hall and the café can have real fires lit in them during the colder months.

Can we use candles?

They can be used in the chaplain’s garden marquee and in the courtyards. They cannot be used inside any of our buildings.

Are tickets to public events refundable?

Sorry, no. Event tickets are non-refundable unless we cancel the event. Outdoor events will go ahead unless it is dangerous to do so and event details are also subject to change. Please check events for up-to-date details.

Your question not listed above?  Get in touch with us.