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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Fulham... a Remarkable Place
Fulham Palace is over 1300 years old and simply splendid
Location: Bishop's Avenue, SW6 6EA
Description: Fulham Palace is a remarkable place....
The estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1300 years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 11th century. Vacated by the Bishops in 1975, the Palace is now managed jointly by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Fulham Palace Trust.
Today the Palaces stately rooms house an intriguing museum that interprets the sites extraordinary history; a relaxing cafe-bar within a graceful drawing room which overlooks the extensive botanic gardens; and an elegant gallery space that provides an innovative programme of contemporary, Palace-inspired art.
Admission to the Palace and its grounds is free of charge - so go enjoy.