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F is for . . . Family, Flowers and Fulham Palace

April 24, 2017

Continuing on with the A to Z of family friendly activities in London we have the letter F.

I’m a little behind with my A to Z as over the Easter weekend we managed to squeeze in two letters. Bank holidays meant a gorgeous long weekend full of fresh air and family fun.

We headed to Putney for lunch, before our short walk over the river to Fulham Palace. We choose Bills but there are lots of family friendly restaurants on Putney High Street.

We discovered that Easter Saturday probably wasn’t the best day to choose a leisurely walk over the bridge to Fulham Palace as there was also a Fulham FC match. I’m hoping that Henry doesn’t remember some of the, let’s say colourful, language he heard. Although he loves a good song and some of the football chants were almost musical!

Fulham Palace is right next to the river and accessible for pushchairs both in the building and the gardens. There are baby change facilities and plenty of places to sit and feed. The gardens are beautiful. There was magnolia making the air smell gorgeous and Wysteria framing the Palace in beautiful purple. I had no idea what these plants were called, my mum came with us, she did.

The Palace itself has free entry. It has a few exhibition rooms, a museum, and a Victorian chapel. The chapel was my favourite part but did have a really sad story. The stained glass window had an angel with the face of one of the sons of a bishop that lived at the Palace. His son had died in a mountaineering accident and the window was placed in his honour.

The tea room at the Palace is in the drawing room. It has a lovely fireplace and chandeliers on the ceiling. Most importantly they do a proper mug of tea, mum-sized cups of tea. The photo below uses a mum measurement of a Sophie the Giraffe for scale. Pretty good cake too, I should also add.

We, of course, had to finish the day with a family photo framed by the Wysteria as it looks so good on Instagram!

Letter G is my turn and I have something fun up my sleeve!


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