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Public notices:

Public toilets
Bushy Park toilet facilities are open during park opening times. Details of which toilets are open across all our parks can be found here. Toilets at catering outlets are for customers only, and are only available during the outlet opening hours.

Vehicle access
Car parks in Bushy Park are now open on weekdays only. Weekend parking resumes on Saturday 1st August.
The Pheasantry car park can be accessed from the north side of the park only via Chestnut Avenue and the Diana Fountain car park can be accessed from the south side of the park only via Chestnut Avenue. The car parks will be open  during normal park opening hours. Clapperstile car park is also open to blue badge holders every day including weekends.


Visitors Centre closed
To encourage social distancing and protect our visitors from Coronavirus the Bushy Park Visitors Centre will be closed until further notice.

In addition, all of the spring 'Walks and Talks' have been cancelled until further notice. For updates on these events please check The Friends of Bushy and Home Parks website

Please ensure you regularly check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.

Deer safety

Unfortunately deer in Bushy Park have learned to approach people in search of food, especially in popular areas such as around the pond and car park. This has recently led to a number of dangerous incidents in which people have been charged by deer looking for food. Please remember that the deer in Bushy Park are wild animals so, for your own safety, please keep a distance of at least 50 metres and move away if you're approached.

If you need to report an incident concerning the deer, please contact the park office on 0300 061 2250.


Linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River, Bushy Park is famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and grassland, and roaming herds of red and fallow deer.

Look out for the bronze Diana fountain at the end of the mile-long Chestnut Avenue, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Visit the Upper Lodge Water Gardens, Woodland Gardens and Pheasantry Café. And see if you can spot birdlife including woodpeckers, kingfishers and kestrels.

Did you know?
During the Second World War, part of Bushy Park became the US air base, Camp Griffiss, and it was from here that General Eisenhower planned the D-Day Landings.

Bushy Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 1,099 acres.

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We are the charity for London's eight amazing Royal Parks

We care for each of London's Royal Parks for everyone now and in the future to explore, value and enjoy.

Covering over 5,000 acres of historic parkland, the parks provide beautiful green spaces right in the heart of the capital where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. They're a place for you to relax and unwind, exercise and clear your mind. If it's history and architecture you're after, we have hundreds of buildings, statues and memorials, giving a fascinating insight into London's heritage.

Find out more about who we are and what we do.

A statement on public memorials

The Royal Parks cares for a large number of statues and memorials which mark historical figures and events. All of these are on public display in our parks and open spaces. We believe that we should provide fair and balanced information about the individuals and events that are being commemorated and set out the context in which the memorials were erected.

Given the understandable concern about memorials, particularly those that are considered to celebrate figures who supported and profited from slavery, we will be undertaking a review of the major memorials in our care. This will include looking at the interpretation and information we provide to ensure that we do not provide a sanitised or one-sided view of history.

Our organisation seeks to support equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work and continues to do all it can to achieve this.

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