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Richmond Park is one of London’s Royal Parks. Some of the others being St James's Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park, The Green Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park.

As with many of London's parks, Richmond Park was originally a royal hunting ground. At 2,360 acres (955 ha), it is Britain's largest urban walled park, is a favourite for family picnics and is only 12 miles (19 kms) from the centre of London.
The Park abounds with wildlife including herds of Red and Fallow deer – visitors should not approach too close to these deer as they can be aggressive, especially during the breeding season. Of less worry are the abundant grey squirrels which abound and the clouds of parakeets which inhabit the trees.
Views over London 
Enjoy the view of St Paul's Cathedral from the park vantage point (King Henry VIIIs Mound), close to both Richmond and Petersham Gates. The view is through a specially maintained clear avenue in Sidmouth Wood and then all the way across London.
Richmond Park has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. The royal connections to this park probably go back further than any of the others, beginning with King Edward I (1272-1307), when the area was known as the Manor of Sheen. The name was changed to Richmond during King Henry VII's reign.
The Park has changed little over the centuries and, although it is surrounded by human habitation it is a welcome area of open grasslands, ancient trees, hills and woodland gardens.
The excellent Park website has further information Web: The history of Richmond Park
Isabella Plantation
The Isabella Plantation is an ornamental woodland garden, full of exotic plants, that is designed to be interesting all year round. Amongst the plantings are camellias, magnolias, daffodils and bluebells as well as azaleas and rhododendrons.
The name ‘Isabella’ Plantation is thought to have been a corruption of the word ‘isabel’ which was used as far back as the 15th century to mean dingy or greyish yellow - the colour of the soil in this part of the park. For further information, go to the following Web:  Isabella Plantation weblink
Film Locations
We often recognise scenes in films that are set in Richmond Park. Visit the Park’s official website for an informative listing Web:  Richmond Park Film Locations
Opening Hours
The park is open from 07:00 hours in the summer and 07.30 in the winter. It closes at dusk all year round. For further information, see the Park Web:  Richmond Park Opening Times
Disabled Access
For detailed information, go to the Park website at Web:  Richmond Park Disabled Access
Children’s Playground
There is a playground for Children at Petersham Gate
Food & Snacks
There is a range of food and refreshment outlets in the Park. Visit the Park website - link below
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)3000 612 200
Mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Getting There
- By Underground
Richmond Station    District Line
You will then need to catch the 371 or 65 buses to the pedestrian gate at Petersham.
- By Mainline Rail
Richmond Station    National Rail line
You will then need to catch the 371 or 65 buses to the pedestrian gate at Petersham.
- By Bus
Go to Richmond Park website “Getting There” directions  Web:  Richmond Park/ Getting There
- By Car
There are six car parks. Locations are on the Richmond Park map available by going to  Web:  Richmond Park/ car parking
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