We had not been to Richmond before so decided to head their on our drive home, via the beautiful Richmond Park. The town which is on the River Thames is very picturesque and there are plenty of cafes and bars to enjoy as well as independent shops mixed with High Street names. The Waterstones here is in a large curved Art-Deco-looking building and is set over two floors.
We also spotted a great looking children’s book shop called The Alligator’s Mouth (I believe the name comes from a Lemony Snicket quote) but unfortunately as it as a bank holiday we were there before the shop opened so we weren’t able to look inside.
These views, taken from Richmond Hill looking east across the Thames.
Richmond Park is home to Red and Fallow deer – I think these are female red deer.