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Richmond Park
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Spot the deer and other wildlife roaming the largest of London’s Royal Parks and stop for traditional tea in the historic lodge.

Enhancing London’s reputation as a leafy city, Richmond Park spreads wildflowers, grasslands and animals across 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares). The park contains an eclectic array of activities for the whole family to enjoy, from power kiting and horse riding to golf. Look for the wild deer that have been a mainstay of this park since its inception in the 1600s.

Drive to the western part of the park for Pembroke Lodge, a Georgian mansion amid glorious landscaped gardens. Enjoy tea and cakes in the lodge’s elegant rooms. If you’re still hungry, head east to the Roehampton Café, which prides itself on using local ingredients. Get ice cream for the kids at one of the refreshment kiosks dotted around the park.

The park’s crowning jewel is the Isabella Plantation, which was opened in 1953. Meander along the woodland paths and sit beside the ponds, streams and flowers.

Embark on a horse-and-carriage ride through the park and make your way to King Henry’s Mound, where it was thought Henry VIII watched for a signal of the execution of Anne Boleyn. Use the telescope to get a view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Consider the rich history of the park, which was set up by King Charles I in the 17th century. It began as a deer park and has since been converted into an area of nature and wildlife conservation.

Drive into the park from early morning until dusk year-round. For most of the year, pedestrians are welcome at any time, although it closes for the night in November and February.

Surrounded by Richmond, Twickenham and Wimbledon, Richmond Park occupies vast swaths of leafy land in the southwestern suburbs of London. Ride a train to Richmond Station or a bus to one of the stops near the park. Watch a rugby game at nearby Twickenham Stadium and learn about tennis history in Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.

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