Site of a famous horse-racing track was used from 1890 to 1962, when it was sold for residential development. The royal box and grandstand were burnt down by suffragettes in 1913.
This was once a famous sporting area, an early venue for cricket matches, and possibly the site of the first ever golf matches played in England in the reign of James I (d.1625)
Nice place, ferry, well kept park, nice view of river Thames :)
Nice place to walk the dog