Deans Classic awning, seen here at The Richmond Hill Bakery, Friars Stile Road, Richmond, is one of our most popular awnings. Combining, as it does, robust construction with a fine aesthetic. The Deans Classic awning provides all the functionality of a sturdy commercial awning with neat classical lines, at a surprisingly modest cost. As with all our retractable awnings, motorisation or electric controls are available on the Deans Classic awning as are automatic wind or sun sensing monitors. Fabrics can be selected from Deans comprehensive range of plains, block stripes and multi-stripe designs. The Deans Classic awning is available as a single unit or multiple awnings can be linked together for particularly long building frontages.
The Richmond Hill Bakery is an Artisan Bakery and coffee shop supplying freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries which are produced in house daily also gifts, toys cards and much more. This dog-friendly and homely bakery and cafe occupies a popular and welcoming spot along the intriguingly named Friars Stile Rd. It supplies Richmond Park visitors with fine coffee, teas, strawberry tarts, quiches, croissants and cakes.
Presumably Friars Stile Road was on a pilgrimage route as there appears to be no evidence of a monastery in the immediate proximity. In 1625 Charles I brought his court to Richmond Palace to escape an outbreak of plague in London and turned the area on the hill above Richmond into a park for the hunting of red and fallow deer. It was originally referred to as the king’s “New Park” to distinguish it from the existing park in Richmond, which is now known as Old Deer Park. For the 1948 Summer Olympics, an Olympic village was built near Dann’s Pond and later the men’s and the women’s cycling road races went through the park during the 2012 Summer Olympics. A word of warning for venison loving visitors to the park – no, you can’t!