Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London covering an area of 2,500 acres. From its heights there is an uninterrupted view of St Paul's Cathedral, 12 miles away.

Over the centuries very little has changed in Richmond Park, even though it is enclosed by human habitation the grasslands, woodland gardens and various landscapes of hills remains untouched and still houses several different species of wildlife.

Richmond Park has plenty of different activities that you are able to take part in and also it has stunning sights for all to see.

The Isabella Plantation is a stunning woodland garden that was planted in the 1830’s it is hidden within a Victorian woodland plantation, it is most commonly known for its evergreen azaleas which surround the ponds and streams and are usually visible in spring between April and May.

King Henry’s Mound is located within Pembroke Lodge Gardens and was originally a burial chamber that is now utilised by visitors as a viewpoint for hunting, due to the steepness of the mound the view is certainly not one to miss.

Whilst you’re visiting Pembroke Lodge don’t forget to look out for the Ian Drury bench which is situated in Poet’s Corner, the bench was placed in memory of the rock star who used to take his children to Richmond Park regularly.

When you are planning your next visit to London, you can stay at Mercure London Paddington and explore Richmond Park, a stunning London attraction.

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