Friday, 2 May 2014

Bishop's Park: a London Haven

This is the only London park where 
you can drink tea in the gardens of a palace, 
watch the famous Oxford-Cambridge boat race,  
and splash at the capital's only urban beach

In short, it's your perfect quintessentially English park. 

A Mum in London

Bishop's Park History 

Located in SW London, on the banks of river Thames, 
this was once part of the main residence 
of the Bishop of London. 

In Edwardian times, London children would flock 
to splash and enjoy hot summer days 
at Bishop's Park beach 'Margate Sands' 
{which was beautifully restored in 2012}. 

 A Mum in London

English Beauty

Bishop's Park may not be very big, 
but it's certainly has lots of {old time} charm. 

The rose garden, 
the ornamental lake with the little islands,
 the embankment walkway with views over the river  
make it a great place 
to recharge & catch your breath. 

A Mum in London

See & Do 

Bishop's Park is adjacent to famous SW London landmarks: 
Fulham Palace, All Saints Church 
and a Premier League Stadium {Craven Cottage}. 

You will also find tennis courts, bowling greens 
and a small café next to the playground. 

A Mum in London

Fun for Kids 

This park holds a special place in our hearts.  

It's where the Toddler took his first steps 
and learnt to master his swing moves 

Apart from the brilliant play area, 
Bishop's Park boasts London's only urban 'beach' 
with sand and water features, 
which make it a premium picnic spot in the summer. 

In a nutshell: a beautiful, very British park, 
for all the family to enjoy. 


Bishop's Park, Fulham, open everyday from dawn.
Nearest tube station is Putney Bridge.

8 comments:

  1. I have never heard of it, but it looks so beautiful! Congrats on your BIBS nomination too! Hope to see you in June! :)

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  2. Thank you, it's a beautiful park, with lots of character, we like it a lot and go there very often!

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  3. Oh, it sounds really beautiful. I love that they restored the Margate Sands, it allows us to access a little bit of London history. I definitely need to explore more of south west London.

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    1. Yes, it was a very good idea and they recreated it beautifully. Plus, it's a very nice place to 'refresh' the kids in the summer. :)

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  4. This looks like a beautiful park- what a shame we didn't visit when we lived in London. I love a park where you can imagine fancy folk from the Victorian era wandering about!

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  5. Ooooh, we haven't been here in ages. Good reminder1 And thanks for the heads up about the water play too!

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    1. You're welcome! It's a beautiful park, isnt'it? :)

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  6. Looks fab ... have never been but sounds fab. I've got a roundup on London parks coming up so will make sure to include. Thanks so much for sharing at #OurLondon ... do hope to see you again this week.

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