Notable features in the park include Pembroke Lodge, once owned by the British Prime Minister Lord John Russell. Also in the park is White Lodge, home of the Royal Ballet School and once a royal residence. One house in the park, Thatched House Lodge, the residence of Princess Alexandra.
The park is fully open to the public, with access by road, bicycles and pedestrians. It is a parliamentary constituency comprising of the electoral wards of Barnes, East Sheen, Ham & Petersham, Kew, Mortlake, North Richmond and South Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It also covers the wards of Canbury, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale and Tudor in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The present MP is Susan Kramer.
- http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park Richmond Park