The largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed green space in London, Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve that is home to 650 deer, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation.
Richmond Park is home to Pembroke Lodge, the Isabella Plantation, which is a 40 acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830’s – it is best known for its evergreen azaleas, which line the ponds and streams and at their peak of flower in late April and early May.
RED DEER IN LONDON
As you wander through the ancient trees, you may spot the antlers of one of the 650 roaming Red and Fallow deer that call the park home. This 5,000 acres of carefully conserved urban parkland contains hundreds of thousands of trees, plants and wildlife, plus numerous historic monuments and attracts more than 77 million visitors each year.
DIRECTIONS FROM CLAYTON HOTEL CHISWICK TO RICHMOND PARK:
Driving: Drive via A4 316 and pass by Kew, Mortlake, North Sheen and Richmond. Drive further along Twickenham Road towards St Margaret’s and Twickenham
Public Transport: Walk a couple of minutes to Gunnersbury train station and take the District line toward Richmond. Get off at Richmond station and exit the station and turn right on The Quadrant. Walk along The Quadrant and turn left at the end of the road and keep going straight past Odeon Cinema. Take the left road, Hill Rise and continue straight onto Richmond Hill road until you reach the park.
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