Out and About in Richmond Park

I’m sure we can all agree the weather in the UK this week has been sensational, if a little sweaty at times. So there is no excuse not to be outside enjoying what our fair city has to offer, and if you have been in London during the summer before you know there is no better place! That doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy the great outdoors and be one with nature. We have some great treasures here in London and Richmond Park is most certainly one of them.

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Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London – don’t believe me google it! Originally founded by Charles I as a deer hunting ground and an escape from the plague. To this day it has remained a sanctuary for Londoners and visitors from all over.

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I’m am super lucky I live so close to the park, on a sunny quiet weekend there is nothing more than I like to come and explore the park. However its not all just woods and green grass, there are a whole host of activates. It is lovely for families to come together to enjoy a picnic, the cyclists to use the roads as training grounds.

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Dotted around this massive 2,500 acres of park are plenty of car parks, there are cafes, plenty of cycling routes and even bike hire available, horse riding and ponds to enjoy.

Plus let’s not forget the glorious wildlife that roam freely among the parks visitors.

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Say hello to the locals!

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I you need escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city but don’t want to venture too far Richmond Park is the perfect sanctuary. On a beautiful sunny day there is absolutely nothing better than getting a picnic together with friends, a couple of bottles of rosé (or Prosecco as per the pic) and camp there for the afternoon.

 

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