Richmond Park, at almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres), is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and grasslands set amongst ancient trees offers a peaceful respite to visitors.
The Park has changed little over the centuries and although it is surrounded by human habitation, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abounds in wild life. The royal connections to this park probably go back further than any of the others, beginning with Edward (1272-1307), when the area was known as the Manor of Sheen. The name was changed to Richmond during Henry VII’s reign.
Daily – 7am (7.30 in winter) to dusk
By tube and rail:
Richmond Station – South West Trains or District Line (and then catch the 371 or 65 buses to the pedestrian gate at Petersham)
33, 190, 391, 419 Hammersmith – Richmond
R68 Bushy Park and Richmond
337 Richmond – Clapham Junction
485 Richmond – Wandsworth
85/N85 Putney – Kingston
265 Putney – Tolworth
K3 Roehampton Plough – Esher
72 Roehampton – East Acton
493 Richmond – Tooting
65 Kingston – Ealing Broadway
371 Kingston – Richmond
There are six car parks within Richmond Park and these are clearly marked on the maps. Remember, do not park on the roads or grassland. There is a disabled-badge-holders only car park for the Isabella Plantation, access via Ham Cross. Other visitors should use the Broomfield Hill car park.
Richmond Park, Surrey, TW10 5HS (Map)