Richmond Park Walking Or Cycling Tour

Richmond Park, on the edge of London, is one of largest royal parks

where you can enjoy a walking or cycling tour

100% Private Tour
4 Hours
Hotel Pick Up/Drop off
Vehicle Optional

Richmond Park

Your private guide will meet you at your Central London hotel at a pre arranged time and will explain the tour itinerary. This is a good opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make or mention any requests you may have.

Richmond.

Richmond is a suburban town 8.2 miles (13.2 km) southwest of London. It lies on the River Thames. Originally called Shene it has been called Richmond since 1501. It was named after Richmond Palace built for Henry Vll.

Richmond Park was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park.

The largest of London's Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation. The park is a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation and is included, at Grade I, on Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England. Its landscapes have inspired many famous artists and it has been a location for several films and TV series.

Richmond Park includes many buildings of architectural or historic interest. The Grade I-listed White Lodge was formerly a royal residence and is now home to the Royal Ballet School. The park's boundary walls and ten other buildings are listed at Grade II, including Pembroke Lodge, the home of 19th-century British Prime Minister Lord John Russell and his grandson, the philosopher Bertrand Russell.

Historically the preserve of the monarch, the park is now open for all to use and includes a golf course and other facilities for sport and recreation. It played an important role in both world wars and in the 1948 and 2012 Olympics.

Transport.

You will travel to the park with your guide by train. The park is a short, but interesting, walk from the station.

Walking tour.

The total walking distance will range from 3 to 10+ miles. This will depend on how much walking you want to do.

Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the park and tell you all about the history of the park and the buildings and other areas that are important to the park. You will also see one of London's listed views of St Pauls Cathedral in the park. There is a law that prevents any buildings obstructing this view of St Pauls nearly 9 miles away.

Richmond park is an excellent place for photographers with water features, woods and hundreds of wild deer that roam the park.

Cycling tour.

If you would prefer a cycling tour of the park your guide will arrange cycle hire for you at Richmond Station. There is a choice of pedal or electric cycles to hire and they are available in all sizes (cycle hire is not included and must be paid locally). It is then a short ride to the park and your ride will finish back at the station.

You are more than welcome to extend the ride and take in some of the River Thames as far as Hampton Court Palace where you guide could give you a tour of the palace itself or stop at a riverside pub for lunch. The choice is yours.

This tour can be taken either in the morning or afternoon.

 

Our guides

All our guides are chosen for their friendliness, commitment and attitude as well as their ability to inform, educate, entertain and amuse. Our guides come from all walks of life including teachers, librarians, taxi drivers, accountants and we even have a pilot.

More information.

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Price per group
£245 up to 8 people
 
For larger groups
please contact us

Prices do not include entrance fees, transport or fares on public transport if applicable.

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