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Richmond ParkOnly 30 minutes or so from central London, Richmond Park 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 2,500 acres, Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London. With such a large space its 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 parks 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.

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Rolling hills, mighty oaks, woods, deer and 2,500 acres of open space.

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Underground Stations

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Richmond Tube Station
22 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

North Sheen Railway Station
18 minutes walk
Richmond Railway Station
22 minutes walk
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Richmond Park Car Parks
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Paradise Road Multi-Storey
19 minutes walk

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Hilton London Syon Park
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Syon Park, TW8 | 2.3 miles from Richmond Park
Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ... More
Richmond Hill Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £71† 23% off
Richmond Hill, TW10 | 12 minutes from Richmond Park
Richmond Hill Hotel offers you the best of both worlds, a classic setting and a contemporary hotel. Steeped in history, character and charm the 17th Century ... More
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Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kew Gardens, TW9 | 2.2 miles from Richmond Park
Walk among the tree tops at Kew Gardens when you take the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway, 18 metres above the ground. Designed by Marks Barfield ... More
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 25 minutes from Richmond Park
A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ... More
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Ham House Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ham Street, Ham, TW10 | 30 minutes from Richmond Park
These extensive formal and historic gardens perched on the edge of the River Thames are attached to the 17th century Stuart mansion Ham House. In 1626 ... More
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Palewell Pitch & Putt Golf Course
London > Leisure > Golf
Palewell Common Drive, East Sheen, SW14 | 21 minutes from Richmond Park
Pitch and putt offers both a great place to learn and a laid-back alternative for those who can’t be bothered with all the posturing surrounding traditional ... More
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Richmond Park Public Golf Course
London > Leisure > Golf
Roehampton Gate, Priory Lane, SW15 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
Debatably London’s best pay-and-play facility, the two well-established courses in the royal park have long been popular with the capital’s non-golf club members. Club hire, ... More
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National Tennis Centre at Roehampton
London > Leisure >
100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 | 29 minutes from Richmond Park
Boasting 16 outdoor courts (covering all Grand Slam surfaces), six indoor courts, a gymnasium, player accommodation, an outdoor sprint track, hydrotherapy and plunge pools, and sports ... More
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Curzon Richmond
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Water Lane, Richmond, TW9 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
The most petite member of the Curzon family, the 144-seat Curzon Richmond is also the one whose roots extend the furthest back. Built on the ... More
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The Bearcat Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, TW1 | 34 minutes from Richmond Park
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat Comedy Club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ... More
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The Turk's Head
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Winchester Road, St Margaret's, TW1 | 34 minutes from Richmond Park
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat comedy club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ... More
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Pottery Cafe
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 25 minutes from Richmond Park
All Richmond mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their ... More
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Marble Hill House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 29 minutes from Richmond Park
The waterside Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, was built for Henrietta Howard, the mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales. Set between ... More
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Ham House & Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 30 minutes from Richmond Park
Perched on the edge of the River Thames and first built in 1610, this ornate but almost melancholic Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a ... More
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Vivian's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
2 Worple Way, Richmond Surrey, TW10 | 17 minutes from Richmond Park
When it comes to fresh, farm produce head for Vivian’s on Worple Way. Hidden away on a side street outside the centre, a stunning Art Deco ... More
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The Lion & Unicorn
London > Shopping > Books
19 King Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
A charming bookshop specialising in children's books, the Lion & Unicorn makes reading fun for kids. There's a real sense of community; they regularly run reader ... More
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Richmond Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
142 Priory Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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Victoria
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
West Temple Sheen, SW14 | 14 minutes from Richmond Park
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The Victoria
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 West Temple Sheen, SW14 | 14 minutes from Richmond Park
Paul Merrett, Michelin star chef and presenter of BBC 2's 'Ever Wondered About Food' and author of 'Using the Plot Tales of an Allotment Chef' owns ... More
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The Bingham
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
61-63 Petersham Road, TW10 | 18 minutes from Richmond Park
The best part about dining at Bingham, a tastefully tarted up riverside townhouse-turned-boutique hotel in Richmond, is its proximity to the water. With a covered, heated ... More
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 3.6 miles from Richmond Park
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
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Leiths School of Food and Wine
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 3.9 miles from Richmond Park
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety ... More
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Wendell Park Primary School
London > Education >
Cobbold Road, W12 | 3.9 miles from Richmond Park
A west London school for 3 to 11 year olds, Wendell Park Primary is housed a Victorian school on Cobbold Road overlooking ... More
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Richmond Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office, Holly Lodge, TW10 | Same location as Richmond Park
Only 30 minutes or so from central London, Richmond Park is English countryside as you might imagine it depicted in a glossily illustrated Robin Hood story: ... More
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Palewell Pitch & Putt Golf Course
London > Leisure > Golf
Palewell Common Drive, East Sheen, SW14 | 21 minutes from Richmond Park
Pitch and putt offers both a great place to learn and a laid-back alternative for those who can’t be bothered with all the posturing surrounding traditional ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Richmond Park Public Golf Course
London > Leisure > Golf
Roehampton Gate, Priory Lane, SW15 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
Debatably London’s best pay-and-play facility, the two well-established courses in the royal park have long been popular with the capital’s non-golf club members. Club hire, ... More
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The Victoria
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 West Temple Sheen, SW14 | 14 minutes from Richmond Park
Paul Merrett, Michelin star chef and presenter of BBC 2's 'Ever Wondered About Food' and author of 'Using the Plot Tales of an Allotment Chef' owns ... More
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The White Cross
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Off Water Lane, TW9 | 23 minutes from Richmond Park
Whet your whistle with a pint at Richmond's suitably historic White Cross pub. Right on the river, but still in the very centre of town not ... More
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Ship, Mortlake
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Thames Bank, SW14 | 29 minutes from Richmond Park
Built in 1781, the Ship is without doubt most famous for its location on the finishing line of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Located on the ... More
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 3 miles from Richmond Park
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 20 minutes from Richmond Park
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
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Tap Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Princes Street, TW9 | 21 minutes from Richmond Park
Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft beer with a carefully curated menu of micro-brewed beers and small ... More
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Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 19 minutes from Richmond Park
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Ham House & Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 | 30 minutes from Richmond Park
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Orleans House Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 32 minutes from Richmond Park
Orleans House Gallery is sited in a picturesque woodland garden by the Thames at Twickenham. The gallery hosts†a lively programme of temporary exhibitions while the adjacent ... More
 
 

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