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Richmond Park


How to get to Richmond Park?

Richmond Park can be reached by taking a train or tube into Richmond station then a bus.

Richmond Park can also be reached by car and the park has six car parks. There is a designated disabled-badge-holders car park.


What's near Richmond Park?

Richmond Park is in Richmond which has many lovely pubs by the river and restaurants. The famous Kew Gardens and Richmond Theatre are in Richmond.

Hounslow, Twickenham and Kingston upon Thames are close by.


Purchasing a property in the Richmond Park area

If you are purchasing a property in the Richmond Park area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Richmond Park area

We are an Independent Surveyors working in the Richmond Park area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 298 5424.


The A – Z of Richmond Park


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A: Azaleas

The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park is home to 15 known varieties of the flowering shrubs the azaleas.


B: Birds in Richmond Park

Richmond Park is well known for its variety of birds with around 144 species recorded over the last 10 years. One popular sound you will hear when you visit the park is the cries of the ring-necked parakeets.


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C: Cycling in Richmond Park

Bike hire is available in the park and with many designated cycle paths why not get active and enjoy a safe and traffic free ride around Richmond Park.


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D: Deer in Richmond Park

Richmond Park, once a deer hunting park is a great place to go to see red and fallow wild deer. The autumn months are the breeding season for the deer and if you are lucky you may see the males clashing antlers whilst competing for the females.


E: Educational facilities

Holly Lodge in Richmond Park is a fantastic educational centre for people of all abilities and ages and offers various activities including photography and also a chance to visit ‘Mrs Sawyers Kitchen' and learn about life in Victorian times. Special need schools, mainstream schools, holiday clubs and many others have benefited from all that Holly Lodge has to offer.


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F: Fungi in Richmond Park

Richmond Park is home to different types of fungi which provide nutrients to many plants in the park.

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G: Golf Course

Why not plan a game of golf into your day in Richmond Park. The Park has two beautiful 18 hole golf courses. Equipment can be hired locally and PGA teaching professionals are also available.


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H: Horse riding in Richmond Park

Another great way to enjoy Richmond Park is on horseback and there are many great stables locally that use Richmond Park.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the Richmond Park area of London then we would strongly recommend that you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. Please contact us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.


J: Japanese Irises

Beautiful Japanese irises can be seen during the summer months in the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park.


K: King Henrys Mound

A visit to Richmond Park is not complete without going to the highest point in the park, King Henrys Mound to enjoy the amazing unbroken views of St Pauls Cathedral. The Gherkin and The London Eye can also be seen from this point.


L: Largest

Richmond Park is the largest of London's eight Royal Parks.


M: Monuments in Richmond Park

Richmond Park is home to various monuments such as the Thomson Memorial, Ian Drury Bench, Park Walls and Poets Seat.


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N: No more than 40

Richmond Park asks that you have no more than 40 people in your group if holding a barbeque there.


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Richmond Park has many ancient oak trees which are of great ecological importance. The decay within the trees provides homes for many types of wildlife.


P: Pembroke Lodge and Gardens

Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park was once a one room cottage but is today a magnificent Georgian mansion which is set in 13 acres. Classic English refreshments can be purchased from the beautiful tearooms here and Pembroke Lodge is also hired for many weddings and corporate events.


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Q: Quiet moments in Richmond Park

Due to the size of Richmond Park there is always somewhere here you can enjoy a quiet moment.

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R: Roehampton Café

The Roehampton Café in Richmond Park has both indoor and outdoor seating and is the perfect place to grab a drink and snack whilst visiting the park.


S: Shire Horses in Richmond Park

Murdoch and Jim the two resident shire horses of Richmond Park play a great part in helping with the maintenance of the parks grassland and are also a huge hit with visitors. The horses also helped play a huge part by creating the 2012 Olympic Games grass rings in the park.

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T: Television and Richmond Park

Richmond Park has been used as the location for many television programmes such as Springwatch and Inside Out. Many fashion shoots have also taken place in Richmond Park.


U: Unique

Richmond Park has been described by many as ‘simply unique'.


V: Vast open spaces

Richmond Park is a great place to go to enjoy beautiful green open spaces in this busy city.


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W: Walking the dogs in Richmond Park

Dog walking is allowed in Richmond Park although there are areas of the park where dogs either must be on a lead or are not allowed at all.

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X: Xmas Tree Shop near Richmond Park

Christmas trees are sold at the Roehampton Gate entrance of Richmond Park from late November.


Y: Year round opening

Richmond Park is open daily throughout the year so you will never turn up and be disappointed.


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Z: Zero admittance fee

With no admission fee Richmond Park is a great place to visit for a cost free day out for all of the family.



Richmond Park

Richmond Park is a Royal Park, a National Nature Reserve and a site of Special Scientific Interest and covers 2,500 acres.

The Park is open early every day and closes at dusk.


Richmond Parks History

Richmond Park has royal connections dating back to around 1272. The area was then known as the Manor of Sheen. During the reign of Henry VII's the name was changed and became Richmond. It was in 1625 that Charles I to escape the London plague brought his court to Richmond Palace where it was turned into a park for deer.


Richmond Park and the 2012 Olympic Games

Richmond Park played its role in the 2012 Olympic Games when both the men and women's cycling road race passed through the park.

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Richmond Park is good for you

Richmond Park is a great place for sport whatever your level of fitness from a gentle kick about with a ball with family and friends to organised boot camps for those serious about fitness that include circuit training and command tasks.

Why not try Power Kiting whilst in Richmond Park. This is great fun and involves being pulled along in a kite buggy or on a land board whilst being pulled along by a kite.

Rugby is also a popular sport in the park and if you are visiting the park at the weekends local rugby clubs can be seen playing.

You will also see many runners in the park enjoying running in the beautiful surroundings.


What else is there in Richmond Park?

Richmond Park has many facilities including the educational centre of Holly Lodge, the Roehampton Café, various refreshment points and also a children's playground.

The ornamental woodland garden named the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park has a paradise of plants such as bluebells, camellias and magnolias in the spring, Japanese irises in the summer, trees loaded with berries in the autumn and flowering heathers in the winter.



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on other London Parks for you to enjoy;

Hampstead Heath

Hyde Park

Kensington Gardens

St James Park


Monuments in Richmond Park

Ian Drury Bench

This wooden bench is a tribute to the rock star Ian Drury famous for ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' to name but a few and can be found in Poets Corner in Pembroke Lodge Gardens. Richmond Park was a much loved place of Ian Drury's and a place he used to bring his children. You can plug headphones into the bench and listen to several of the rock stars songs and even listen to an interview.


Park Walls

Park Walls are 6.3 miles of brick wall around the perimeter of the park. The wall was built in 1637 but since that time parts of the wall have been repaired and also replaced.


Poets Seat

Designed by Jane Fowles, Poets Seat is a metal curved bench located outside the north end of Pembroke Lodge Gardens. The bench is inscribed with words by the late Scottish poet James Thomson who wrote the words to Rule Britannia.


Thomson Memorial

In memory of James Thomson the late Scottish poet this black wooden board has a poem about Thomson that was written by John Heneage the historian and writer.



Attractions close to Richmond Park

Kew Gardens

Kew is home to the world famous ‘Royal Botanic Gardens'. This World Heritage Site is an amazing showcase of living and preserved plants, historical buildings, glasshouses, landscape features and beautiful gardens.


Pottery Café

The Pottery Café in East Twickenham is a fun place to visit to create your very own piece of pottery. The Pottery Café is very popular place to take children as you can get their footprints cast on a dinner plate or mug to treasure.


The National Archives

The National Archives in Kew holds over a 1000 years of history. Behind the scene tours are also offered to give you an insight as to how this amazing place functions.



Places and Parks close to Richmond Park

Richmond Park is approximately a 20 minute drive from places such as Chelsea Harbour, Twickenham and Teddington and roughly the same driving time to Bushy Park.



National Trust sites close to Richmond Park

Ham House and Gardens in Richmond



English Heritage sites close to Richmond Park

Richmond Castle in Richmond

Marble Hill House near Richmond



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on London Markets for you to enjoy;

Petticoat Lane Market

Portobello Market


Residential Building Surveyors in the Richmond Park area

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As Building Surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the Richmond Park area

We also provide commercial building surveys in the Richmond Park area, as well as a schedule of condition survey or a dilapidations report. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in the Richmond Park area on 0800 298 5424 .



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Richmond Park area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date













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Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .

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