Richmond Park
Richmond Park
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Midweek Visit - Delightful
    We enjoyed a peaceful afternoon in Richmond Park on a midweek visit. Not many people around and we enjoyed walking the various paths and saw Red Deer and a variety of bird life. It was a pleasant experience and the weather was mild. Lots of different parts to explore and it is easy to see why it would be very popular on the weekends, especially with cyclists.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • anonymous
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Park
    A really pretty and scenic park, in which you can walk for hours if you wished to. The park can get very busy on weekends and when the weather is nice, but that can be expected. Wildlife is blooming around, with lots of birds, deer, rabbits and more! There are lots of car parks and cafes around the park if needed too.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 October 2023
  • KrissieE
    London, United Kingdom45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park but smelly toilets.
    Always love a visit to Richmond Park, except at the weekends when it turns into a velodrome. However, on visiting the "ecological" toilets in Isabella Plantation, I nearly passed out from the ammonia fumes. Sorry, Richmond Park, but your green toilets stink!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • wendywelding
    Singapore, Singapore512 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the deer at Richmond
    Visited Richmond Park to see the deer. A short train ride from Waterloo station on the Southwestern Railway, followed by an easy walk of about 15mins brought me to Sheen Gate of Richmond Park. I saw the first group of deer almost immediately after entering Sheen Gate. Photographed a magnificent stag. A short walk of ten minutes into the park brought me to some wild ducks and more deer. Highly recommend this visit if you like to see wild life and are looking for an easy day trip away from the city.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Shaun L
    Clanfield, United Kingdom2,750 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park even in Winter
    A little bit of countryside oasis in London isn’t far wrong a way to describe Richmond Park. Open land, trees and ponds with many a path to follow. First thing that gets you is the sound of all the parakeets in the trees…..stand still and you will see these green birds sitting on branches around you. Second thing is the surrounding vista of distant buildings and the city of London. We managed to see the deer too in both small groups and a large herd, truly wonderful. Well worth spending some time and easy to get to from Richmond town too.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Almond Seyfriedegg
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely for a long walk
    Richmond Park is a lovely place to go to if you fancy a long walk. The Pembroke Lodge area is generally the one we frequent more often but it also seems to be the busiest area on account of the facilities available there - cafe, toilets, gardens. Warning though - it is exceedingly difficult to park there and the cafe is busy! The views in the vicinity are excellent - check out the viewpoints on the map and visit King Henry's Mound with a view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Otherwise, just stroll where your mood takes you and see the deer roaming freely.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 May 2024
  • DGG
    Ghent, Belgium900 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge area
    Huge area. Used by many people for cycling, so pay attention when you walk. You can spend a whole day here if you want. Hourly bike rental at Roehampton Gate, here you also return the bikes. Picnic place. You can get here by bus from Putney. We then walked half an hour further to Sawyer's Hill from where you are actually directly in Richmond upon Thames.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2024
  • CELESTE MURPHY
    Hong Kong, China24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park with a good mix of paved and grassy areas. Lovely lake.
    What a gem Richmond Park is! Went for an early May morning walk with my daughter. It’s beautiful; well kept without being manicured. The ground was wet from the rain the day before, so it was muddy in places, but all worth it. It was 7:30 am. We saw some runners and dog walkers, but otherwise it was very tranquil. Even the cars driving past us were quiet. We were careful not to disturb the deer, of course. Looking forward to many more walks at the park.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, United Kingdom2,301 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect place for a peaceful stroll
    What a wonderful asset; London's largest royal park, filled with deer who seem completely unconcerned about strolling around with human visitors. The ideal place for a peaceful stroll. The car parks can get congested, so you need to pick your moment if you're driving. Early afternoon and late afternoon seem best. Rich variety, magnificent trees, well-maintained paths.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 June 2024
  • macfod
    Dunedin, New Zealand690 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to relax
    Experience many walks and trails in the park thats well worth a visit with walkers, bikers and dog walks. Feel a million miles from City life whilst exploring for short or ling walks , or even just sit and relax by the stream. Thoroughly enjoyable
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2024
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J londo
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Richmond Park is simply beautiful and as a local resident I feel blessed to have it on my door step. The 4 stars is given due to the upset I experienced through the behaviour of visitors who were damaging the fern with large pieces of tree branches yesterday looking for deer that were resting in safety. Their intentions towards the deer did not look good as they hit the fern hard and any deer could have been under there. I had to reprimand them which in itself was scary for me but I was so cross with their lack of sensitivity towards animals.

I also saw people feeding bread to the geese, shouting aggressively at the geese to impress their girlfriend. There were crisp packets flying around due to people not disposing of their picnic rubbish correctly. Most people were having a picnic in the area where the geese use the toilet, baffling.

So yes Richmond Park is an absolutely gorgeous visit for a great walk in nature but there needs to be volunteers or patrols on the weekends or consequences for those that intend to harm the nature.
Written 1 July 2024
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macfod
Dunedin, New Zealand690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Experience many walks and trails in the park thats well worth a visit with walkers, bikers and dog walks.
Feel a million miles from City life whilst exploring for short or ling walks , or even just sit and relax by the stream.
Thoroughly enjoyable
Written 21 June 2024
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PUMBRIDGE
London, UK2,301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
What a wonderful asset; London's largest royal park, filled with deer who seem completely unconcerned about strolling around with human visitors.
The ideal place for a peaceful stroll.
The car parks can get congested, so you need to pick your moment if you're driving. Early afternoon and late afternoon seem best.
Rich variety, magnificent trees, well-maintained paths.
Written 15 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CELESTE MURPHY
Hong Kong, China24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What a gem Richmond Park is!
Went for an early May morning walk with my daughter.
It’s beautiful; well kept without being manicured. The ground was wet from the rain the day before, so it was muddy in places, but all worth it.
It was 7:30 am. We saw some runners and dog walkers, but otherwise it was very tranquil. Even the cars driving past us were quiet.
We were careful not to disturb the deer, of course.
Looking forward to many more walks at the park.
Written 10 June 2024
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DGG
Ghent, Belgium900 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Huge area. Used by many people for cycling, so pay attention when you walk. You can spend a whole day here if you want.
Hourly bike rental at Roehampton Gate, here you also return the bikes. Picnic place. You can get here by bus from Putney.
We then walked half an hour further to Sawyer's Hill from where you are actually directly in Richmond upon Thames.
Written 28 May 2024
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Almond Seyfriedegg
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Richmond Park is a lovely place to go to if you fancy a long walk. The Pembroke Lodge area is generally the one we frequent more often but it also seems to be the busiest area on account of the facilities available there - cafe, toilets, gardens. Warning though - it is exceedingly difficult to park there and the cafe is busy! The views in the vicinity are excellent - check out the viewpoints on the map and visit King Henry's Mound with a view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Otherwise, just stroll where your mood takes you and see the deer roaming freely.
Written 12 May 2024
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Austinn
London86 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A comment about the ancient site of King Henry's Mound which seems to have been decimated with trees cut down leaving just stumps and a bare mound. Have visited here for decades so quite sad to see it like this without any trees. Before it had always been cultivated well with the holly trees, but now nothing. Remarkable in this time of supposed rewilding that they have chosen to chop down established trees that have been there for many decades to leave nothing but stumps.
The car park now seems full requiring queuing even on a weekday, whereas before it was just weekends. Aside from that, the cafe and rooms are still nice for a drink although the food is heavily overpriced.
Written 19 April 2024
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Sally Y
Ashford, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This royal park is an oasis of calm in a busy part of London.
The views from King Henry's Mound are superb, Pembroke Lodge gardens are beautiful & I loved spotting the deer on my ramble.
Just wish I'd had more time!
Written 1 April 2024
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LondonBrian
London, UK78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a stunning park lots of open spaces and of course deer, great for picnics , walks, playing with kids and of course the ability to cycle around the various roads. These are all great cons for visiting this park.
Now the cons, car parking is limited and car parks can fill very quickly on a nice day you also need to be aware which entrance to use to be able to enter a car park. The biggest danger can come from cyclist that use the roads and tracks for racing which can make it dangerous for walking along the roads and paths .
Written 29 March 2024
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ETaylor1
Burbank, CA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We love Richmond park. We take our dog to run around in the thousands of acres. Just keep an eye out for all the different kinds of deer!
Written 10 March 2024
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