Exploring London | Richmond Park

One of the things I love most about London is her green spaces. Roughly 47% of London is green! And definitely one of the cheapest things to do is to go for a walk in the parks. I decided to take a trip (it really was a trip – a 1.5h Tube and bus journey to be precise) out to West London for some fresh air and also to get up close (but not too close!) to the wild deers that call the park their home.

Since I was there mostly to see the deers, I decided to start from South of the park. I got off the bus at Warren Road Coombe and entered the park via Broomfield Hill. That’s when all the planning went haywire because Google Maps started pointing towards some impossible route and there were also more paths than on the maps and I started “heading in the general direction of North” using the Carmen Compass. All I knew was that I had to somehow get to Sawyer’s Hill because that will bring me to Petersham Nurseries where I can enjoy afternoon tea.

Word of warning about the deers – they are free to roam the park and aren’t kept behind nay fences. They are generally quite blasé about us humans; the younger Bambi-type deers were actually really shy and ran off as soon as they saw me walking towards them. However, there have been cases of deer attacks especially during rutting (breeding) season in Autumn so best to be cautious and bring a zoom lens instead of risking your life!

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Yay, spotted a deer 5min into walking into the park #missionaccomplished
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Vast green space as far as the eye can see.
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Isabella plantation, where leaves are starting to turn autumnal.

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This fellow was howling and making strange noises. The other deers seem quite scared of him and will run off every time he starts heading towards them.
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Deers living their best life.

I love nurseries/ greenhouses/ conservatories and Petersham is one of the most beautiful nurseries I’ve been to.

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Cactus dream

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Stunning display of fresh flowers in a rustic setting.

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I enjoyed a slice of moist almond cake with elderflower icing along with a pot of Petersham chai.

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Care to do a little spring cleaning with cute feather dusters? 

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Provencal table setting with moody flowers and beautiful ceramics.
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Just a strange-looking plant casually peeking out of this massive cupboard.

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2 thoughts on “Exploring London | Richmond Park

  1. Thanks for the write up and the lovely pictures. I was at Richmond park today, but just couldn’t get to see any deer. Which part of Richmond Park are they usually in? I had entered from the North Sheen area. Cheers!

    1. Hey there, thanks for stopping by. It’s hard to predict where the deers would be, because they are constantly roaming. However, the day I went, I walked along Bromfield Hill to Isabella Plantation and then towards Sawyer’s Hill, exiting at the Queen’s Road exit. Good luck, if you do go back!

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