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.
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 home to 650 deer and 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.
As well as 650 roaming Red and Fallow deer, and as you wander through the ancient trees, you may spot their antlers through the bracken. This 5,000 acres of carefully conserved urban parkland and home to hundreds of thousands of trees, plants and wildlife, plus numerous historic monuments and attracts more than 77 million visitors each year.
There are paid Festive Horse Drawn Ride for a magical festive trip in the Park during December, or free creative art class for Children in February.
Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to Richmond Park:
- Drive via A4 and A316
- 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.