Below are the questions we get asked the most by our visitors and our answers.
For details of our reopening and COVID-19 measures, see our dedicated page.
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?
What’s the nearest tube station?
Can we have a BBQ?
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.
Can we host a birthday party on your grounds?
We have a fantastic garden for birthday parties!
As a small independent charitable trust that relies heavily on income from events and donations, we are currently facing a significant loss of income due to the pandemic. Therefore we ask that you consider a donation for any parties taking place on site.
For all parties we ask that you email email@example.com to check our availability, as space is limited. Children must be supervised at all times. See rules for picnics above.
Can I use Fulham Palace house and garden as a location for photography or filming?
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?
Can we get married at Fulham Palace?
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.