What better way to spend a sunny day in London than at the beautiful Richmond Park? I cannot believe that after all my visits to the Capital I still had not been.
Having made no efforts at all saving money recently and having been a little frivolous, I was looking for the best and cheapest activity for a gorgeous day!
Richmond is easy enough to get to, especially from our starting point in South West London, just a direct train and about a mile walk to the park itself. Sometimes I feel like such a country bumpkin but to remain in the city on such a glorious day just doesn’t feel right.
As with any lovely day, everyone had a similar idea but luckily as the park is so huge we had a little spot of paradise all to ourselves.
We settled underneath a beautiful old oak tree, speckled with sunlight and pitched our picnic blankets.
Clemency and Jolyon had prepared a feast! Settling down to cured meats, quiches, salads and fruits. Pimms and prosecco flowing.
The temperature was warm enough to lie in the shade all day, except for a prolonged toilet expedition (don’t try and be clever – just go to the car park as it is blatantly obvious!) and paddle in the refreshingly cold stream; drying your feet in the long grass on the walk back up the hill. What could be better?
Except perhaps an ice cream?!
Despite being in London, you felt like you could be anywhere, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The long summer day stretched out and we began our walk around the park in the evening, setting sun, still strong enough to burn!
We walked past the deer…
Past the hundred ache wood tree…
Towards the lake and through the other gate towards Richmond itself.
Such a fabulous day! Cannot wait for the next one.