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The largest Royal Park in London.
Only 30 minutes or so from central London, this is English countryside as you might imagine it depicted in a glossily illustrated Robin Hood story: mighty oaks, a thousand years old, dense forests, dinky copses, rolling hills, majestic fallow deer and burrowing rabbits. Covering almost 2500 acres, Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London. With such a large space it’s hard to know where to start when visiting. A tall brick wall surrounds the entire park so you need to first work out which gate you are going to use to enter and then plan your route from there. The best way to enter is via Richmond Gate, heading first for King Henry’s Mound. The park’s position on the edge of town affords it some fantastic panoramas of the capital – King Henry VIII’s Mound is the place to head for uninterrupted views all the way to St Paul’s Cathedral. Wherever you chose to roam – via the ponds and Deer Park or circumventing the many lodges, make sure you end up at the Isabella Plantation. Heavily wooded and wholly organic, the Isabella Plantation bursts with massive mounds of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias and really is truly magical. Apart from a couple of roads running around the edge of the park (traffic is highly regulated and, for the most part, unassuming) the park has changed little since the reign of Charles I. Responsible for park’s enclosure and the introduction of deer, Charles I sought sanctuary in Richmond during the plague. These days the park performs much the same function, offering a calming sanctuary from the pressures of city life. Enjoy.
Rolling hills, mighty oaks, woods, deer and 2500 acres of open space.
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Richmond Park is Europe's largest urban walled park.
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Paved Court, Richmond, TW9 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
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London > Shopping > Specialists
142 Priory Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
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61-63 Petersham Road, TW10 | 18 minutes from Richmond Park
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Theatre | Until 11th January 2015
Richmond Theatre 23 minutes walk from Richmond Park
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Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2015
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