Unfortunately deer in Richmond Park have learned to approach people in search of food, especially in popular areas such as around the ponds and car parks. 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 Richmond 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 2200.
The November Cull started on Monday 4 November, and lasts for approximately 6 weeks. During this time the opening and closing times of the park gates will change. Full details can be found here.
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.