After solving this little issue, my kind host and I had a few wonderful weeks together and she showed me around the wonderful areas in Putney.
That's why Culture Girl and I decided to meet up in Putney this time for some limonade and tea at the Boathouse. It was a really lovely day, sun all day - at least in this part of London.
Anyway, after our relaxing stay at the Boathouse, we decided to take advantage of the wonderful sunshine and off we went to the nearby Bishop's park for a short stroll. A lot of people around, kids and dogs running around and sharing the love.
|Culture Girl and THE RIVER|
(I even got a bit of a sunburn and when I went home later to meet up with another friend in North West London, let's call her Holiday Girl: she looked at me with an open mouth and asked "where the heck did you get this sunburn today? It was cloudy and rainy ALL DAY LONG!" Well, not in lovely Putney :D).
|Fulham palace - drawing room café|
|Fulham Palace herb garden|
There is a beautiful herb garden close to the Palace. It reminds me of what I had in mind for the "original Secret Garden" scenery, especially the romantic entrance really enchanted me and Culture Girl.
Here local people are allowed to grow their own vegetables, fruit and flowers, we observed some mainly older people peacefully caring for their veggie plants, I really wanted to get my hands into the rich-scented, dark garden soil as well I have to admit....
Close tube stop: Putney Bridge
Bishop's avenue SW6 6EA
|Bishop's Park, Fulham Palace |
and its herb garden
Opening hours: Sat to Wed 1pm - 4pm
The drawing room café & Herb Garden
Opening hours: 10am - 4pm
32 Brewhouse Ln, SW15 2JX
|The boathouse on Google maps|
Opening hours: daily 12.00 - 23.00