Richmond Park

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The Isabella Plantation

Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks, occupying some 2,500 acres. There are hundreds of red and fallow deer roaming free across it, presumably much happier without having to listen out for the 'View halloo!' of one of Henry VIII's hunting parties. Within the park's bounds are the Palladian splendour of White Lodge and Pembroke Lodge, childhood home to philosopher Bertrand Russell and now a café. From the park's highest point, there are unobstructed views of St Paul's Cathedral, over 12 miles in the distance.

Venue name: Richmond Park
Address: Kings Rd
TW10 5HS
Transport: Tube: Richmond
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You don't feel as if you're in London as soon as you step foot in Richmond Park. With a vast amount of space, you might not see anyone else for the duration of your walk which is part of its charm... complete escapism. Look out for the deer and the green parakeets which live in the park. It's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Staff Writer

Richmond Park in one word means SERENITY! get away from central London on 20 min by tube towards west and enjoy the most beautiful park where you can enjoy scene of wild life with wild deer, geese and squirrels leaving in harmony altogether in the surroundings of Richmond Park's ponds and trees...absolutely beautiful and relaxing, a perfect place for fresh air, change your mind and rewind!


It’s hard to believe such simple serenity could be sought just twenty minutes from the city! Finding a nice sunny patch of long grass to sit, picnic, and watch the deer is the ideal set up – it’s the perfect way to escape the crowds and get back to nature. Add the bold splash of colour from the beautiful flowers in the Isabella Plantation and the calming feel of the Pen Ponds (both within the park) and you’ve got the perfect, scenic daytrip!

We always get a Santander bike from Putney and ride to the park – it means you can cover more ground, go in search of more deer and access areas cars can’t.

(Here's a photo my boyfriend @TrentNattrass snapped of me with the deer!)


Richmond Park is on the very outskirts of London, however reasonable easy to get to by tube or National Rail. Created for Henry VIII hunting parties it is filled with deer that roam around the entire park. It is the perfect place to take the dog for a walk, though keep an eye with stags around. Richmond town isn't far away, but both the park and the town can get very busy during holidays and weekends. Well worth and trip to see some amazing sights and enjoy the opportunity to be out of the city for a day.


Love this park!!

I mean first off, there are wild deer roaming around. Who doesn’t want to see wild deer? Especially when it’s birthing season and you can see babies. Baby deer – what more do you want? Seriously?

The park also has lots of areas you can explore. There’s Pembroke lodge for huge scones and amazing views over the hills, a beautiful lake, the gorgeous Isabella plantation with incredible flowers and even a spot that overlooks the London skyline in the distance.

Plus, it’s massive so no feeling like you’re too close to your neighbours – changes from London fields on a sunny day.

Ros A

Richmond Park is one of the city's biggest and best parks but it is out west, quite far from the madding crowd. You'll be sharing the park with wild deer, who roam free about the place. It's leafy, hilly and good for cycling as well as walking, running or general lounging. 

Livvi AT

Are you tired of the constant delays on the Northern line, having to tackle tourists to the ground to actually get anywhere on time and the fact that when you blow your nose, sometimes the result is black? If so, you need an immediate dosage of countryside air and there is no better place to feel so far away from London in London than Richmond Park.With thousands acres of beautiful green scenery, glistening lakes and wildlife such as the much instagrammed deer, Richmond Park is the perfect place to spend a weekend.

Take a walk with friends and try to cover it’s 2500 acres of land and spot a stag. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, hire a bike and take advantage of those exhaust free paths. There is also Stag Lodge riding school close by if you really want to reconnect with nature with a relaxing hack. And don’t worry; you won’t completely forget you are in London with the stunning view across the capital where you can see St Paul’s and The London Eye. And with Richmond, Putney and Twickenham all nearby the park’s many exits, there are a plethora of cosy pubs you can end your walk with a pint in. 

Lucy H

My favourite place in London, my happy place, the place where I have trained for two marathons, spotted countless celebrities, met Rudolph, enjoyed picnics, watched the sunset and enjoyed children testing out new toys at Christmas. This place is worth a visit no matter what time of year.


Somewhere near Kew Gardens, Richmond Park is the perfect option if you don't want to depart with the best part of £20. Home to a group of deer and the best view of the London skyline, Richmond Park is pleasantly surprising and beautiful all year round. With woodlands, lakes, open spaces and meadows, none of the other Royal Parks even come close to this. Stunning whatever the weather and just the right level of sure to arrive by train just so you can do the walk along the terrace which over looks the Thames Valley/Twickenham too!


6am: riding my bike through Richmond Park on my way to work is the best start to a working morning, with the deer, the Jay birds and the sunrise. Heaven in the city.

Emma C

Simply the biggest and most beautiful park of London. Nothing compares or comes close to its blooms in summer, it's wild woodlands and unbeatable views on a snowy day.

Abigail F

Just stunning, whatever the weather. A constantly changing wildlife-haven that it is a privilege to have access to, and all just a few miles from the city centre. The daily walk with the dog here is what keeps me sane. Head to the middle if you want some peace and quiet; don't go too close to the deer (there's a reason why you won't see the locals trying to cuddle them...) and treat yourself to the best bacon sarnie for miles from Pete's trailer by Pen Ponds car park.

Covent G

The vast expanse of this outrageously beautiful park with wild and cultivated areas belies the intimacy of it. We locals love to keep it of the beaten track. Just love this park!

Natalie H

London's greatest park! The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city


A vast park in a gorgeous part of London - with roaming deer to boot. Plenty of space for an afternoon nap, a game of frisbee, or a frolic with a dog.

Adam N

Are you a dog and is your name Fenton? If yes, you will enjoy this park. Are you a human? If yes, you will also enjoy this park. Lovely scenery, all the deer around you could ever hope to chase, lakes, the Isabella Plantation, amazing for riding your bike around either on the dirt tracks around the outside or on the relatively quiet roads, skating, picnics, the park has it all. Take a short stroll from here to the Thames and have a walk by the river to Richmond town centre - lovely.

Steve B
Staff Writer

The most beautiful park in London without a doubt. Provides a great view of London on a clear day, by Richmond Hill