Bushy Park
About
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Bushy Park and nearby attractions

See what travelers are saying
  • annieS2021
    Newport, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You might be lucky enough to spot deer
    We were making a special visit for Bushy Parkrun. Definitely take the time to wander in the park if you have the chance. It's vast, green, with small open water areas. If you're lucky you'll get to spot some of the deer that inhabit the park too. There are a couple of vending outlets in the park - just check the prices of what you are buying because some of the items were very expensive.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Lora L
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bushy Park
    Beautiful Royal Park loved not only by the locals but those visiting from farther afield too. Extensive grounds to walk around with lakes, wildfowl and deer. Also a beautiful woodland garden. Car parks can get very busy during school holidays and weekends.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 7, 2023
  • The_Fullers
    United Kingdom95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and relaxing
    Visited with husband and dog early one Sunday morning. It was still fairly quiet and very peaceful. It was nice to see fish in the waters and plenty of thriving wildlife. Definitely recommend especially as the parking is free.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Quenastoise
    Cornwall, United Kingdom155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Runners’ pilgrimage
    If you’re into running, apparently Bushy is a place of worship, as the first park run took place here some 20 years ago. It is indeed a lovely flat gravelly/grassy track where a PB could be a definite possibility. Coming from London on the train, the easiest way to access it seems to be the train from Waterloo to Teddington station followed by a 10 minute walk to the start. No signposting inside the park but the run starts by the toilet block. Some 1400 runners took place when we visited, the start of the race looked like a battle scene from Braveheart. Plenty of happy runners at the finishing line !
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Teddington Entrance
    Entered via SHAEF gate as wanted to see the memorials to Eisenhower's office for D-Day planning and for the USAAF. Lovely park but unfortunately not enough time to much more than the history. No evidence of the deer that evening just their deposits!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 13, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles697 reviews
Excellent
502
Very good
177
Average
12
Poor
3
Terrible
3

Diptych
Hampton, UK1,320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I spend hours here walking our spaniel. It is an extensive deer park, largely flat but with an interesting mix of woods, parkland and water features. As a dog walking venue it is paradise. The Pheasantry is a nice place to sip a cup of tea and indulge in the borough's best sausage bap.
Written March 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Fiona K
London, UK2,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I have been visiting this park regularly since 1988 and I am always constantly amazed by the variety of wildlife I see and am so grateful this amazing place is on my doorstep. The deer are always very entertaining to watch (remember to keep a distance of 50 metres between you and them as they are really into social distancing from humans) We saw plenty of pregnant females yesterday so it will not be long before there are fawns running about. We saw a red kite and we also saw some young kestrels who look ready to fledge any day now. It was lovely hearing the song of the skylark as they are nesting in the long grass. We also saw Nuthatches, tree creepers, lots of water fowl, two types of woodpecker, Jays, wrens etc. The different types of habitat means there is a rich variety of wildlife here. The woodland garden a very peaceful spot for a walk once you get away from the cafe area which is very popular. The lake near the car park is another walk and sometimes you see the deer coming down for a drink. The deer are the star of the show here.
Written June 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Quenastoise
Cornwall, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you’re into running, apparently Bushy is a place of worship, as the first park run took place here some 20 years ago. It is indeed a lovely flat gravelly/grassy track where a PB could be a definite possibility. Coming from London on the train, the easiest way to access it seems to be the train from Waterloo to Teddington station followed by a 10 minute walk to the start. No signposting inside the park but the run starts by the toilet block. Some 1400 runners took place when we visited, the start of the race looked like a battle scene from Braveheart. Plenty of happy runners at the finishing line !
Written March 10, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DianaW
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Bushy Park close to Hampton Court is well worth a visit. Unlike many London parks parts of this one is very much like being in the deepest countryside. Acres of bracken, stunning horse chestnut trees, lime trees, streams and lakes much of which are occupied by trout. On top of this red deer & fallow deer roam freely. There are two 'woodland gardens' & numerous walkways zigzagging across the park. Its a joy to visit.
Written June 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kaulostar
Greater London, UK837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great place to go to relax, walk around and take family. there are several car parks within the park and these are easy to access. Loads of wildlife around including deer
would recommend checking the map before you go to pick the best entrance for where you want to go as the main road within the park was restricted to cars on the day we went to the park
Written August 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon 🙂
Hampton, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
In the middle of Covid19 partial lockdown and we fancied a walk down to Bushy Park, as the River Longford flows past at the end of our garden, onto Bushy Park and continuing to Hampton Court Palace.
We actually walked 8 odd miles, keeping social distance at all times.
Obviously as it's a Royal Park and is well looked after. I highly recommend a stroll through the Woodlands Garden. There are also deer dotted all over the place, which if I'm correct bloodlines date back to King Henry VIII.
Take a camera and admire the beauty.
Written April 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annieS2021
Newport, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were making a special visit for Bushy Parkrun. Definitely take the time to wander in the park if you have the chance. It's vast, green, with small open water areas. If you're lucky you'll get to spot some of the deer that inhabit the park too. There are a couple of vending outlets in the park - just check the prices of what you are buying because some of the items were very expensive.
Written September 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

anonym0us
Twickenham, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
First of all, I'll admit that I used to drive through the park. In fact I usually chose to as it's a nice route. I've also driven there plenty of times too. However during lockdown it was so much nicer not having the cars.
Of course, the downside is the local residents had to put up with people parking in their streets.

There's no simple answer and maybe the current setup with no through traffic will work, but regardless, it shouldn't put you off. It's a great place to go.
Written August 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

maddie374
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Well kept small deer park with easily navigable paths and stunning fountain as a focal point.

We love seeing the deer and due to thr parks size it doesn't take too long before you find them. Also like observing the birdlife on the informal pond.

Finding a parking space can be challenging at the weekend but Bushy Park is far less congested with cyclists than Richmond Park.
Written February 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mahnam
London, UK285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Richmond area in South West London is famous for its green spaces and natural parks including Richmond Park which is so beautiful and calming. However, Bushy Park in South West of Richmond upon Thames, is another jewel of this part of Greater London with its own characters and elements like wild life, gardens, pounds etc. which is as charming and refreshing as Richmond park.
It starches from Hampton to nearly Kingston and also from Teddington to River Thames.
Whenever you are coming to this lovely and big as Richmond park, you have the chance to spot deers.
Its wide area is a favourite place for walkers and cyclists.
There are some gated green spaces there like Woodland Garden and Water Garden which you should visit them though their best time to visit is from March to September like other gardens in northern hemisphere.
It has coffee shop and toilet services and you can drive through its roads and park your car in one of its parking areas.
There is a nice play ground too.
Written March 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 658
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Bushy Park - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Hampton HillNature & Parks in Hampton Hill
Day Trips in Hampton Hill
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars