Drone photo of Richmond Park
Richmond Park

Welcome to Richmond Park

This extraordinary landscape has been shaped by nature for over 700 years.

Key information

Opening times (pedestrian gate)
Pedestrian gates 24/7, vehicle gates 7am - 9pm

Food & drink available

Eating and drinking in Richmond Park

Take a cream tea in a Georgian mansion, overlooking one of the most spectacular views in London, or enjoy a coffee and baguette for a lunch in London’s largest Royal Park.

Everything tastes better in the open air

With 2,500 acres of open parkland, ancient oak trees and lakes, Richmond Park is the wildest of all the Royal Parks. Thousands come here to feel closer to nature, and each of our five café and kiosks has a unique atmosphere.

If you want to treat yourself to a sumptuous classic cream tea or hot meal, head to Pembroke Lodge Café, situated close to Richmond Gate. The Grade II listed Georgian mansion looks out from the highest point in the park – it’s a wonderful way to relax.

Over on the other side of the park, by Roehampton Gate, is the Roehampton Café, with the bonus of an ice cream parlour too. The café has plenty of room inside and out. It is a great place to start a walk from or finish up after a long explore.

As there is so much wonderful space to enjoy, we have located refreshment kiosks at popular points in the park – Pen Ponds and Broomfield Hill in addition to Pembroke Lodge.

Check out the park information boards or the park map here for the most convenient café for your visit.

Picnicking in Richmond Park

The park is a great place for a picnic! A selection of freshly cut sandwiches, artisan baguettes and drinks are available in our cafés and kiosks.

Feel free to bring your own food and drink to enjoy in the park but barbecues and any sort of fire lighting is absolutely forbidden.

Please take your litter home with you or place it in one of our bins on the way out – wildlife and litter don’t mix.

Every purchase helps us care for Richmond Park

A proportion of anything you spend at our cafés or kiosks goes straight back to help look after the Royal Parks, and the wealth of wildlife and natural habitats they contain.

  • Pembroke Lodge in spring

    Pembroke Lodge

    A listed Georgian Mansion set in 13 acres of landscaped grounds, Pembroke Lodge has views over the Thames Valley, and offers classic English refreshments.

  • Roehampton Gate Café in Richmond Park

    Roehampton Café

    Richmond Park is home to Roehampton Café which offers a range of hot food and drinks, locally sourced deli items and ice cream. Find out more.

  • Pen Ponds Kiosk

    Refreshment Kiosks in Richmond Park

    Refreshment kiosks in Richmond Park serve a wide a range of hot and cold snacks and beverages. They are found near Broomfield Hill and Pen Pond car parks.