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Richmond Park
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park, London - April 2011.jpg
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park
Area of Search Greater London
Interest Biological, historical
Area 955 hectares
Notification 1992

Richmond Park is a 955 hectare (2,360 acre) urban park near central London, UK. It is the largest of the eight royal parks in London, and is famous for Red and Fallow Deer.

Notable features in the park include Pembroke Lodge, once the home of the British Prime Minister Lord John Russell. Also in the park is White Lodge, home of the Royal Ballet School and once a royal residence. One house in the park, Thatched House Lodge, the residence of Princess Alexandra.

The park is fully open to the public, with access by road, bicycles and pedestrians. It is a parliamentary constituency comprising the electoral wards of Barnes, East Sheen, Ham & Petersham, Kew, Mortlake, North Richmond and South Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It also covers the wards of Canbury, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale and Tudor in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The present MP is Zac Goldsmith.

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