Richmond Park is the largest urban park in Europe. The park is filled with freely roaming deer that are surprisingly tame. There are three gates in the park all of which are closed at nighttime. There is a unsurpassed view over London from the park, and also there is only a short distance to the Thames. You can easily drive around the park in a car as there are several regular roads inside the are, which are used by an number of people for every day commuting.
There are several places of interest inside the park including the white lodge, Pembroke logde and Isabella plantation.
A wonderful town along the Thames, just outside London and easily reached by underground or boat. Richmond used to have a royal palace and be the centre of much attention but today, only the royal deer park is left. Still, that is wonderful to stroll through, and the centre has lots of interesting shops and pubs as well as that fabulous riveside setting. Richmond is also where you find Hampton Court (a bit further on) and several lovely manor houses in the countryside.
if you are a tourist and have a chance obtain a pedal bike.then cycle from Putney bridge South side and then all the way along the river Thames to Kingston via barnes ,kew richmond towards Kingston.....a truly magnificent journey .......you can stop off at several pubs or eateries near the river and relax and watch the world go by .There is so much to see and do en route that to do it all in a day is very hard .......so maybe break up the journey......the route is all flat with no real difficult areas. as long as you dont stop off and have a beer in each pub !(there are loads )Take suitable clothing and perhaps a bottle of water....with money for all your stops of refreshments ......and see the best part of southwest london...........in fact if you are really adventureous then you have to return from where you came via the north side of the thames...........taking in syon park and the lovely are north of kew bridge towards hammersmith bridge and all the way back to putney bridge............
Richmond is certainly a target for that day out in the country without actually leaving the Greater London area. One of the main attractions is the enormous and fairly wild Richmond Park, a huge expanse of heathland and home to many a deer. Then there's the river Thames, lined on each side as it is by shops, restaurants, cafes, bars as well as the famed Richmond Hill, where upmarket homes are to be found overlooking, some 200-300 metres below, the river meandering across the valley floor.
Whilst hardly in the 'heart' of London, its hard to believe that this vast expanse of open heath and moorland forms part of Greater London.
It's vast - as much part of the open countryside as the countryside actually is! Roads cut through, pathways traverse, there's open grass areas for picnicking, sports, etc, woods, copses, fern and bracken several feet high - you can easily get lost (or probably disorientated rather than lost) in this huge park. And there there are the deer....
Richmond is a nice little place. Lot of old buildings, pubs and restorants are giving the atmosphere. The park itself is huge- 955 hectares. It was enclosed as a hunting park by Charles I in 17th century. Walking around was something :))
Richmond is one of the nicest areas of London. It has a nice & and famous Park
(over 2000 acres) and its a home to herds red fallow deers. if you ride horeses thats a great way to experience this huge park as well !
Beisdes the park you can find in Richmond some lovely pubs, restaurants and beautiful houses and streets.
Richmond is actually in Kingston, but it's in the greater London area and accessible on the underground (at the end of the District - green - line). A more suburban area than central London, with a beautiful water front, with restaurants and boating. Some expensive shops, lots of different shops, and also some you'll have seen before. Come and wonder around for the afternoon, esp. if you're here during the warmer months.
Nice views of London as the journey via underground is actually overground.
Don't dare to skeep a visit to Richmond, during your holidays in London...
Richmond is a part of London, located south-west to its center but, less crowded than the city itself. You can go there by bus but, the best way is by tube, to Richmond station.
Some accomodation facility in Richmond with a nice view on Thames and London in the distance. Richmond area is full of such facilities, all situated on the banks or river Thames. From there you have a boat ride till Westminster if you care for old and slow style or, just take the tube and you'll find yourself in the city within 20 minutes.