Fulham Palace Gardens, Fulham

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Historically the home of London’s bishops, Fulham Palace has thirteen acres of botanical gardens, including a restored walled garden. Entry is free to both the palace and the gardens, both of which history enthusiasts would enjoy exploring. The palace itself was founded in 704 but much of the garden layout is 18th to 19th century, including many rare trees planted by the various bishops during their residencies.