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Public notices:

Public toilets
Our parks currently have limited toilet facilities open (typically one block per park) so please take this into consideration when planning your visit. These facilities will initially be open from 12:00 – 19:00.

In Richmond Park these are located by Kingston Gate, Roehampton Gate, Sheen Gate and Richmond Gate. Details for other parks can be found here

We will be evaluating these first ‘trial’ blocks, with the intention of opening more in the coming weeks while adhering to the government’s safety guidance. We ask that visitors show respect to others as well as the natural environment, so that the parks remain pleasant places for everyone to enjoy.


Vehicle access
Richmond Park is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic. Currently it is not possible to drive through or park in Richmond Park.

Car parks at our inner parks (Hyde and Regent's) have now reopened, but car parks at our outer parks (Bushy, Richmond and Greenwich) remain closed* for the time being. Please follow the Government's guidance on transport by walking or cycling to the parks and, wherever possible, stick to your local green space.

* Exceptions are:
  • Blue Badge holders visiting Richmond Park, who can access car parking facilities at Sheen Gate car park from 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Sunday. Stewards will admit them on presentation of their Blue Badge. Within the Royal Parks, Blue Badge holders can park for up to four hours free of charge. It is an offence to park anywhere outside of designated car parking facilities.
  • NHS staff working at Kingston Hospital only may park at Kingston Gate car park in Richmond Park. NHS staff requiring a permit should contact Kingston Hospital personnel department directly. Access is via Kingston Gate only.
Cycling welcomed
Cycling in Richmond Park is welcomed on weekdays on designated routes. Keyworkers and under 12s with family can cycle at weekends. Cycle hire docking stations at all Royal Parks are shut at weekends until further notice.

Isabella Plantation closed
The Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park is closed as it is difficult for people to stay 2m apart in this enclosed location.

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


Escape to the great outdoors in Richmond Park with its wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, just a stone’s throw from central London.

The park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers.

Discover the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, refuel at Pembroke Lodge tea rooms and enjoy distant views of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound.

Try your hand at power kiting, horse riding or golf, or hire a bike for some off-road cycling along the Tamsin Trail.

Did you know?

Richmond Park has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife and is a National Nature Reserve, London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation.

Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres.

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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.

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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.

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