Richmond Park

A bright, crisp January afternoon took us to Richmond Park. Richmond Park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks, and has a more rugged and rural feel. Unlike London’s other parks, Richmond is a nature reserve with herds of wild deer roaming freely. If you need to escape the hustle and bustle of London, and gain that countryside fix, Richmond is the place to go.

Deer at Richmond Park

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Deer at Richmond ParkRichmond Park

After a long walk and deer tracking we were craving a sweet treat and caffeine fix. We headed towards the well regarded Petersham Nurseries.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries has a very smart Cafe, serving exquisite dishes focused on seasonality and based on the ethos of the Slow Food movement. In our muddy boots we opted for the more causal Teahouse, serving fresh, light lunches, cakes, loose teas and coffee in one of Petersham’s lovely greenhouses.

The Teahouse, Petersham Nurseries

The Teahouse, Petersham Nurseries

After indulging in The Teahouse’s delicious selection of cakes and warming ourselves on a cuppa, we headed for a snoop around the nursery.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

I found these two warming up inside one of the greenhouses.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

Our walk back to the car through Richmond Park treated us to the most beautiful sunset. What a perfect end to the day!

Richmond Park

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