In photos: Deer, trees, lakes, boats and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Richmond is a well-off residential district bordering the River Thames in south west London, with the wonderful Richmond Park a short bus ride away. Here’s 33 photos from a recent visit:

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

It was the hottest Easter on record with temperatures soaring into the mid 20 degrees.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Tree branches grouped against trees.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Inquisitive crow.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park, Richmond Park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Richmond Park now has around 630 red and fallow deer that roam freely within much of the park. A cull takes place each November and February to ensure numbers can be sustained, about 200 deer are culled annually and the meat is sold to licensed game dealers []

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Hordes of tourists gather around the deer.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

The city of London in the distance.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Walking from the park back into Richmond town.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

River scene.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

On the riverfront in Richmond.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

Busy scenes.

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

In photos: Deer, trees, lakes and sunshine: a day out in Richmond and Richmond Park, London

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