Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Parks, Commons and Heaths - Richmond Park

RICHMOND PARK is so far from "the City," that we hesitate to include it among the lions of London; but, on the other hand, its accessibility renders it in reality a metropolitan outlet. It is 9 miles from London, and 1 mile from the Richmond station of the London and South-Western Railway (terminus in Waterloo Bridge Road, and proposed new terminus at Charing Cross). The White Lodge was long the residence of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales; Pembroke Lodge is inhabited by Earl Russell. The beauties of Richmond are infinite: glimpses of shining waters, avenues of noble trees, woodland shadows, sunny reaches of green sward,- he who hath not visited Richmond Park knows little of the sweet park-scenery of England. For its historical associations the tourist may consult Black's " Guide to Surrey," recently published.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865 

RICHMOND. This extensive park, open free daily, abounding in beautiful scenery, together with the facilities which the Thames here affords for boating and fishing, make Richmond one of the most attractive of the London Suburban resorts. Distance from London, about ten miles. Trains from Waterloo, Broad Street, North London, Metropolitan District and Ludgate Hill Stations. 

Reynolds' Shilling Coloured Map of London, 1895

Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Richmond Park

Richmond Park - photograph


Richmond Park, which extends over 2,255 acres and has a circumference of nearly eight miles, is one of the most popular resorts of Londoners. Its wildness and its undulating slopes constitute a great charm, and much of its scenery is with propriety described as sylvan. The grandeur of its trees may be gathered from the above picture; and it boasts an additional attraction in the great herds of deer that roam at large through its green pastures and beside its still waters. These deer are, for the must part, very tame, and gladly take food from the hands of kindly visitors. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge holds the office of Ranger of the Park.