I’ve wanted to see the Richmond park deer since first moving to London. Just walking to the park was an adventure, the Richmond area is so peaceful – the perfect place for a weekend adventure. It’s amazing how much open land is in London. Places like Hyde Park, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park are perfect places to escape the city, without actually leaving the city!
Richmond park began in 1625 when Charles I moved to Richmond Palace to escape the plague in London. He introduced the Richmond park deer (red and fallow deer), creating a royal hunting ground. There are now 650 deer roaming the park. The first fallow deer introduced to New Zealand actually came from Richmond Park
Until next time,