Address: Hampton Court Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 2EJ
One of Great London’s famed Royal Parks, Bushy Park is a fantastic place to visit for lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors.
Located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, the park is a hub of excitement throughout the year, with millions of visitors making their way to this popular attraction to catch a glimpse of the many wild flora and fauna that reside here.
Great things to see and do at Bushy Park
With an array of separate habitats for local wildlife to make home, the park features a mix of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland, making it the perfect destination for those hoping to see a selection of the best wildlife in their natural surroundings, with everything from badgers and birds, to roaming herds of Red and Fallow Deer.
Other attractions include the impressive Diana Fountain – a bronze statue of the Goddess Diana atop a marble and stone fountain located at the junction of Chestnut and Lime Avenues – the Upper Lodge Water Gardens, the Waterhouse Woodland Garden and the Bushy Park Playground (ideal for kids).
A number of Heritage Audio Trails have also been created for visitors to enjoy, with guests able to listen to a history of the park and its many wonderful sights during a guided walking tour of the grounds, with maps, stopping points, images and recorded audio guides.
Visitor information for Bushy Park guests
Bushy Park is open to the public between the hours of 6.30 am and 9 pm each day. It offers refreshment for guests at the Pheasantry Cafe and at an array of manned refreshment points throughout the grounds.
Travel options for Bushy Park visitors
The London Underground – known colloquially as ‘the Tube’ – is often one of the best ways to get from A to B in the English capital, but unfortunately the network does not stretch as far as Bushy Park. Instead, travellers might like to make use of the extensive overground rail links that service the area.
Stations that can be found nearby include Hampton Court, Hampton, Fulwell, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Hampton Wick and Surbiton, among others. There are also regular bus services that operate around the clock.
Full details of all local public transport options in the vicinity of Bushy Park can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London.
Individuals who hope to enjoy a greater sense of freedom when organising their itinerary of excursions during a London getaway might also like to consider either hiring a car or bringing their own.
For those who do choose this option, the area in the vicinity of Bushy Park offers a wealth of parking facilities to choose from:
- Hampton Court Station Car Park (0.9 miles, 19 minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Park Lane Car Park (1.3 miles, 25 minutes)
- Cedar Road Car Park (1.2 miles, 24 minutes)
- Udney Hall Gardens (1.3 miles, 25 minutes)
- Bentalls Car Park (0.7 miles, 15 minutes)
- Seven Kings Car Park (0.9 miles, 17 minutes)
- The Rose Car Park (0.9 miles, 18 minutes)
- The Bittoms Car Park (1.1 miles, 21 minutes)
- Q-Park Eden Walk (0.8 miles, 16 minutes)
- Ashdown Road Car Park (0.9 miles, 18 minutes)
Motorists are reminded that traffic volumes in the area can be dense, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore recommended for travellers to avoid taking to the roads at these times of day.
Other attractions in the Bushy Park area
Visitors to this popular part of Greater London are in for a treat when they head to Bushy Park, but this is by no means the only attraction that can be found nearby. Indeed, the area is chock-full of great sights to see and things to do, with some of the local standout activities and options for entertainment including:
- Hampton Court Palace (0.5 miles, nine minutes’ travel time on foot/via public transport)
- Strawberry Hill House (2.1 miles, 29 minutes)
- Richmond Park (3.6 miles, 45 minutes)
- Isabella Plantation (3.1 miles, 50 minutes)
- Wimbledon Common (four miles, 50 minutes)
- Ham House & Garden (2.8 miles, 54 minutes)
- Sandown Park Racecourse (3.9 miles, 45 minutes)
- World Rugby Museum (3.5 miles, 45 minutes)
- Twickenham Stadium (3.5 miles, 45 minutes)
- Chessington World of Adventures Resort (5.6 miles, one hour and four minutes)
- The Pagoda (5.4 miles, 52 minutes)
- Kew Palace (6.1 miles, 56 minutes)
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (5.1 miles, 47 minutes)
- WWT London Wetland Centre (seven miles, 49 minutes)
- National Trust – Osterley Park & House (6.6 miles, one hour and 12 minutes)
- Walpole Park (7.7 miles, 55 minutes)
- Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery (7.9 miles, one hour and 11 minutes)