Petersham Nurseries Café
Church Ln., Richmond
It's worth taking the day and driving out to Richmond for this beautiful nursery and an equally beautiful meal at its café. Simple and modern British food with an Italian slant is served on pretty garden furniture underneath gorgeous hanging plants and flowers.
At a sprawling 2,500 acres, Richmond Park is the largest Royal park in the city. Just a few miles southwest of central London, it's most famous for its red and fallow deer which roam freely. As a National Natural Reserve, there are many hills, ponds, gardens, and grasslands to explore, making Richmond Park a beautiful (and often much-needed) natural respite for busy urbanites.