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“Yes, it has changed over the years but you can still join the deer and lose yourself in this wonderful park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Richmond Park

Richmond Park
Kingston upon Thames TW10 5HS, England
+44 020 7298 2128
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“Yes, it has changed over the years but you can still join the deer and lose yourself in this wonderful park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We hadn't been to Richmond Park for many years but some thirty years ago and more, when we lived in West London, it provided us with an escape 'into the country' to walk, read and picnic amongst the deer and, in particular, to visit the Isabella Plantation in the Spring when it is a riot of colour. We even used to take our Siamese Cats, off leads too. Invariably we ended up with the odd dog in tow as we returned to our car.

It was so peaceful and it still is if you can avoid the cars and all those cyclists, many of whom seem to think that the 20 mile speed limit only applies to cars and not to them.

Yes, it has changed but then it is being used far more for recreation, cycling and running, than ever before and that can only be a good thing!

However, the park is large enough to lose yourself in, off those beaten tracks, and that is still the best thing to do.

It will be just a few weeks before the Isabella Plantation is in bloom, ablaze with reds, pinks, oranges, white and green. We will be going back quite soon as that sight is far too good to miss and those buds were well on the way on Easter Sunday, a morning of sunshine and warmth heralding the Spring.

You can now park at most of the gates or you can go by tube to most of them. It couldn't be easier so what is your excuse?

Visited March 2013
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“The most beautiful park in Greater London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you're visiting London, and willing to go a little further out than most, then you must visit this park. It is a wonderful combination of hills, woodland and lakes that brings the countryside to town. Because of its size and location, it is much less crowded tha the parks of central London. There are richly flowered spaces, like the Isabella Plantation. There is Pembroke Lodge, where you can have a snack and a meal, or simply sit on the terrace enjoying a panoramic view. There is an extraordinary variety of wild life, including deer. Above all, there is peace and seclusion. It's worth the relatively brief journey out of central London to a place that is both beautiful and packed with history.

Visited February 2013
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“Lovely park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Richmond park is really lovely! It's a welcome retreat from the busy life of London. There are plenty of nice walking routes. You can get views of the city from the park but it also feels like you are in the countryside. You will see plenty of deer too!

Visited January 2013
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“Real countryside a short distance from central London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

It's amazing how close Richmond Park is to central London and yet whenever I go there I feel as though i'm miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Look out for the deer, they are amazing to see in their natural environment

Visited January 2013
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“Always an amazing place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We go there several times in the year to relax and enjoy the beautiful view to London and the funny deers wondering around freely in the ground. You feel like a visitor in their home which is a great feeling!

Visited January 2013
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