Italian Picnic in Richmond Park !

EXACT LOCATION (MAP) : For those of you at ease with maps, please refer to the three maps we have uploaded on our Facebook Fanpage which pinpoint the exact location (look for the IOFL Logo pointed by the red arrow) :!/media/set/?set=a.10150329608446321.391563.77069546320&type=1

Walk towards the bridge. When you get to the main Odeon roundabout (from which you can see the bridge) walk straight across it and make sure you carry on towards South, on Petersham Road. Keep on walking, along the row of bars and restaurants, amongst which there are Bar B@1, Japanese noodle bar. Keep on walking along the main Petersham Road, past the Petersham Hotel on your right; 400 metres (approx) from the Odeon roundabout you will have on your right the access to the river front; whilst on your left and across the road is a black gate and a big white "Cafe" sign. Enter through the gates. You have arrived at the Terrace Gardens.

FROM ST.MARGARETS: Walk over the Richmond bridge and turn right. Walk down the steps and along the river front for 300mt, until you reach the very end of the white houses overlooking the river. At this point you will also find a sign on a light post saying Hollyhock 'Cafe'. Turn left and cross the road: in front of you is a black gate and a big white Bar sign. Enter through the gates. You have arrived at the Terrace Gardens.

FROM RICHMOND RAIL STATION: Take bus No 65 towards Ham: it's only five stops: bus stop 'Petersham Hotel'. Keep walking, past the Petersham Hotel, until you reach the gardens on your left hand side: you will find a black gate and a big white Cafe' sign. Enter through the gates. You have arrived at the Terrace Gardens.

FROM KINGSTON-HAM: Take bus No 65 towards Richmond. Get off at bus stop 'Nightingale Lane': the gardens will be 50 meters further on towards Richmond, on your right hand side).

BY CAR: Terrace and Buccleuch Gardens do not have a public car park.Available car parking in the immediate area is limited to the main car parks in Richmond, the nearest being approximately fifteen minutes walk from the park or pay and display bays on Richmond Hill.

NOTE : For everyone who wants to practice Italian, these events are the best opportunity to do so - we understand that our Aperitifs are far too crowded for some of you to engage in italian conversations with other guests - if this is the case, don't miss out on our Picnic events as these gatherings are on a smaller scale and just perfect to get to know everyone!

After the great success of the Picnics in Regent's Park and Hampstead Heath, we continue our Picnic season Sunday 17 July with a visit to the majestic Richmond Park, just a few meters from the Thames River and the breath-taking scenery it offers.

We will bring Prosecco and strawberries, all you need to do is to make sure you bring your smile…and invite all your friends – there is no limit to the capacity of the Park!

As always at our Picnics, there is no entrance fee and everyone, of any Nationalities is most welcome.

Who said that practicing a new language is boring? Brush up your Italian the fun way - the roller coaster drive is about to start!

Buon Picnic!

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