Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Richmond Park, the largest of the capital's eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London.
The park is a National Nature Reserve, London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. It is home to the beautiful Isabella Plantation, Pembroke Lodge and herds of Red and Fallow deer.
What’s more is that it is close by to Wimbledon School of English. It’s a great place to relax and get some amazing photography opportunities:
The entire park would take nearly a whole day to explore and to see every little detail but there are three main parts of the park that I would recommend you go to see.
The Isabella Plantation
The Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830's. First opened to the public in 1953, 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. Visiting the park in late April is the best time to visit and to be able to see the flowers at their best. The plantation is like it's own little park inside the larger Richmond Park. A trip to the park isn't a real trip without seeing the Isabella Plantation.
The Way Gate
The Way' Gates made a fabulous addition to Richmond Park in 2011, to mark the tercentenary of St Paul's Cathedral. The Way Gates in Richmond ParkLocated on the edge of Sidmouth Woods, visitors can view the gates through the King Henry's Mound telescope and enjoy the protected, and breath-taking, 10-mile view to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Richmond Park is a national nature reserve and deer park with 630 Red and Fallow deer roaming freely since 1529.
The deer have played a major role in the park's history and have shaped the landscape too. The deer bring people from all across the world to Richmond Park (as well as in Bushy Park which is just a 10 minute drive away from Richmond).
If you're looking for an amazing day trip to partake in or just need some time to sit somewhere and relax, then Richmond Park is great choice and one that will not disappoint!
If you do go, take some pictures for us and let us know about your time there!