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We all know that every country in the world is different. Different traditions, customs, and social norms are a wonderful new experience, but can often take a unsuspecting visitor by surprise. Britain is no different, with such a rich history certain things have evolved that may want to take note of before you visit.

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Theres a special green oasis in London, and its called Richmond Park.

It’s always special transporting yourself to one of these places in the middle of one of the worlds busiest cities.

Getting away from all the people who cant drive, shutting out the other annoying people in the world, and not having someone say sorry a million times after they’ve trodden on both your feet.

The park is situated south of the River Thames in west London and covers 2500 acres. The park is one of 8 Royal Parks in the city and is a National Nature reserve.

Richmond Park in London contains a unique environment that resembles much of what England used to look like hundreds of years ago (and I wish it did now). Thick forests with overarching trees, ponds dotted around the park, and hundreds of deer roaming freely.

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With endless backpackers heading off to South East Asia, posting pictures from Thailand, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur, you may be tempted to follow in your friends’ footsteps. But how about opting for something different? Britain might not have been the first place on your mind when considering traveling, but it could provide you with the trip of a lifetime!

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The British Airways I360 is to Brighton what the London Eye is to London; a futuristic centrepiece for the city which provides a unique experience, boasts spectacular views, and bring in the tourists. Funnily enough, the architects who designed the I360 also designed the London Eye, you could say they’re doing a pretty good job designing at the moment! Opened in Late 2016 the I360 rises up its centre column to a height of 162m and boasts spectacular 360° views across the city and out to sea. The I360 is, in fact, the world’s tallest moving observation tower! The attraction looks extremely futuristic, glistens spectacularly in the sun, and is a great addition to any day in Brighton.

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If you want to experience the true beauty of the English countryside then there is no place more stunning than the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, north-west England. The National Park is pure natural splendour and contains Englands highest mountain, Scafell Pike, as well as Englands biggest natural lake, Lake Windermere. The park is continuous mountains and lakes, occasionally dotted with cute little English towns and villages. The land is used a lot or farming so you will see your fair share of fields full of sheep, horses, and cows. Postcard material everywhere you look!

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You might think farms are mainly for the kids, and so did we, but as Connor and I found out, apparently farms are just as much fun in your mid 20’s.

We visited the urban oasis and unique site that is Mudchute Park and Farm near Canary Wharf in London.

mudchute farm London entrance

I remember going to farms as a youngster; the excitement of seeing all the animals, feeding them, and thinking I could actually talk to them.

My favorite were the sheep and goats who nearly took your hand with them when they gobbled up the food you gave them.

Now that i’m older I realize, to my disappointment, that I am no Dr Doolittle. However, the memories of visiting farms as a youngster are still very vivid and i’m sure I learnt a thing or two when I visited them!

mudchute farm London map

Nestled in the shadows of the financial center of London lies Mudchute Park and Farm.

You can get on the DLR and hop off at either Mudchute or Crossharbour, then take the short walk over the road to one of the many entrances, one of which has quite a nice arched walkway.

sheep at mudchute park and farm

Entrance to both the park and farm are free of charge. I don’t really know how they do this, I think they rely on charitable donations and the income from the few shops there.

If you come into the same entrance we did then the first animals you will see are the sheep and Llama. It has to be said, they do like their picture being taken.

Llamas are just funny animals who look clueless, and the way Raphael the sheep had been sheered left him a cute little afro which he appreciated being stroked…

There’s a variety of animals at Mudchute to keep you entertained and you can feed them all. I’m sure a few kids over the years have lost fingers to sheep and goats gobbling down the pellets offered to them!

Goats are particularly ballsy and will grab at anything they think is food! Unfortunately they don’t have any baby goats jumping around everywhere like you’ve seen on Facebook recently!

feeding goats at mudchute park and farm in London
bird enclosure mudchute park and farm London
lambs at London farm

There’s also a few shops near the stables that serve food and drinks. The small fish shop provide good fried shrimp and squid which is advertised as £3 but costs £4.50 so watch out for that.

The other main cafe is open on every day apart from a Monday (we went on a Monday lol) so there’s opportunities for a relaxing meal! There’s also a couple of sweet stalls for you to get tooth decay at 🙂

mudchute farm London park

Slightly to the south of the farm there’s a few little nature trails that look really nice and something you wouldn’t expect to find right next to the financial district! Further on there’s lots of football pitches, seems like Mudchute is a decent place to live for greenery!

All in all Mudchute Farm and Park is a great day out for all ages. I saw families there, couples there, and two strange guys in thee mid 20’s stroking a sheeps afro…