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The Star and Garter has the best possible location. It is so close to Richmond Park that this is effectively your front garden. Here, nature flourishes in all its forms, from ancient trees to rare beetles, and the profusion of flowers and shrubs in the Isabella Plantation attracts a wide range of birds. The park is of course famous for its herds of red and fallow deer, which roam freely.

In Pembroke Lodge, a Georgian mansion, you can take tea in the most elegant surroundings. You can also play golf, fish in Pen Ponds, play rugby, run or cycle, take part in outdoor fitness classes or even try your hand at power kiting.

Horse riding is another enjoyable way to explore Richmond Park. And there are wonderful views everywhere. It’s even possible to see St Paul’s Cathedral from the vantage point of King Henry’s Mound, close to Richmond Gate.