The beloved Richmond Park is one of only two remaining ancient woodland parks in London (the other being Epping Forest), and the sprawling greenery offers visitors the chance to horse ride, cycle and observe the wildlife, which if you’re very lucky might include a red deer. Grand buildings and green spaces make up much of Richmond’s character, with large Georgian houses and independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants. It’s easy to forget you’re still in London – and Richmond was in fact part of Surrey until 1965 – until you get to the lively pubs and restaurants by the river front. Culture is provided in the form of two local theatres and cinemas.
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