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“Peaceful Escape” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bishop's Park

Bishop's Park
Fulham - Stevenage Road - SW6 | Next To Fulham Footbal Club, London SW6 6PJ, England
20 7736 2640
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Ranked #471 of 2,327 things to do in London
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Perth, Australia
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“Peaceful Escape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

In June we stayed with our daughter who is living in Putney and were kept very busy going off to visit castles, museums, art galleries and taking in the many sights London has to offer. On many occassions we would cross Putney bridge on the way to the tube and often thought it would be nice to visit the park across the other side of the road.

This was Bishop's Park and on London's hottest day since September last year (all of 26C - cool for someone from Australia) my wife and I decided to go for a walk in the park. After having such a hectic time during our visit this walk was just what we needed. It was so relaxing taking a stroll on the pathway along the Thames river under the lovely trees with their long spreading branches. Taking the opportunity to sit on one of the many benches we watched what activity there was on the river and on the way back to the bridge stopped to watch many young children who were playing in the shallow pools.

We also discovered Fulham Palace which is within the grounds of the park and whilst the gardens are lovely the small museum was closed. We took the opportunity to enjoy coffee & cake in the Drawing Room cafe which is in the palace (palace? more like a very large house) before making our way across the bridge back to Putney.

If you need a relaxing break this is an ideal park to visit.

Visited June 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Spot the squirrel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip. It was such a pretty, green, peaceful place. There were tame squirrels that my daughter fed by hand - she was thrilled!

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely day out with baby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Great park, 5 min walk from Putney bridge tube and the whole park is along the river Thames so you can walk along a lovely riverside path to get to the cafe and playgrounds. Baby loved the swings for young ones and was not so keen on her first try at paddling pools but there were loads of kids loving cooling down in the pools. Cafe is nice with tables outside and the toilets were ok for public ones. We did wander through Hurlingham park too but from what we saw bishops was much nicer.

Visited June 2013
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Visited Bishop's park on a quiet sunday morning and it was great. Very relaxed place to be. Make sure you sit down at the Drawing Room café.

Visited May 2013
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“A day out in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Family visitors drive the need to find something to do all the time. As the palace is at the end of the new king road, this is a perfect spot to walk or ride bikes to for a picnic lunch or a coffee outside. Usually full when the weather is nice, there are places on the grounds where you throw down your blanket or use one of the available chairs to enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere of the palace grounds. A walled gardens tour is available, check the website for details as I have missed it being open twice when I visited. Sundays are limited, so check first. I used to go there before the renovation, the changes over the years have brought the palace up to a great standard.

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