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Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Summer (end Mar to end Sep) 10am-5.30pm, last admission 5pm
 
PRICES
Access to Kew Palace is included in a Kew Gardens ticket | Kew Gardens: Adults £17.75/£16, Children (4-16) £4, Children under 4 free, Concs £15.50/£14
 

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Kew PalaceBuilt in 1631 for merchant Samuel Fortrey, and later acquired by George II as an annexe to Kew House, Kew Palace served as a family country retreat for George III and his extensive family. Nestled among the greenery of the (now) Kew Gardens and perched on the river, the King loved the palace so much he was given the nickname "Farmer George" as he spent so much time away from the centre of London, out "in the country" at Kew. The palace itself was comparatively small with only four storeys but was favoured by a string of royals. First used by the royals in 1729, George III officially bought the property in 1781. It later became a more permanent home for the Royal Family - King George IV was born here, while Queen Charlotte died here in 1818. It is the last survivor of several important royal residences at Kew and after extensive restoration, the palace opened once more to visitors - all be it of a less regal variety - in summer 2006.
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Underground Stations

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Kew Gardens Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Old Deer Park
 
20 minutes walk
 
Syon House Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Ealing
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £42  36% off
67-75 Broadway, W13 | 2.4 miles from Kew Palace
Located just a 25 minute tube ride away from central London, the Holiday Inn Express London Ealing is close enough to enjoy all that the city ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
Commerce Road, TW8 | 19 minutes from Kew Palace
If you want a place to stay that combines the sleepy, leafy charm of West London with access to the town centre, then you could hardly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Syon Park
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £86  30% off
Syon Park, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Palace
Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ... More
 
 
 
 
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Queen Charlotte's Cottage
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
King George III's country retreat. Built in 1772 and nestled among bluebell woods, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage was used regularly by the royal family as a cooling summer ... More
 
 
 
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Pagoda at Kew
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
The ornate Pagoda at Kew affords spectacular views across the botanical gardens and beyond, across the rooftops of London. If you visit the gardens it is ... More
 
 
 
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The National Archives
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, TW9 | 9 minutes from Kew Palace
Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world. From ... More
 
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
 
 
 
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Shirley Sherwood Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
Home to thousands of rare plant species and housing an impressive archive, Kew Gardens is the obvious place to stage the world's first gallery dedicated to ... More
 
 
 
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Musical Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
368 High Street, TW8 | 7 minutes from Kew Palace
Experience the fascinating world of automatic musical instruments at this unusual, melodious museum. The many instruments housed here were all designed to provide music at the ... More
 
 
 
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Chihuly Nights
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th August to 26th October 2019
Kew Palace, Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
As part of Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature, Kew Gardens presents Chihuly Nights, providing the chance to experience a series of exclusive events at sundown. ...More
 
 
 
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Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April to 27th October 2019
Kew Palace, Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
Luminous glass artworks by Dale Chihuly - whose giant glass Chandelier greets you as you enter the V&A - go on display in Kew Gardens. Turning ...More
 
 
 
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Chihuly: Reflections On Nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April to 27th October 2019 - Various Times
Kew Palace, Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
Contemporary glass works set against the backdrop of the gardens and featuring works never seen before in the UK....More
 
 
 
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Watermans
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 7 minutes from Kew Palace
An attractive multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre on the river in Brentford, Watermans is a real draw in this part of town. The 238-seat theatre shows a ... More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Bath Road, W4 | 34 minutes from Kew Palace
Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ... More
 
 
 
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 35 minutes from Kew Palace
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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Oliver's Wholefoods Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Kew Palace
Oliver's in Kew is how wholefood stores used to be and we wish still were - the giant US-owned Wholefood Stores could learn a thing or ... More
 
 
 
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Zita Elze
London > Shopping > Florists
287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 13 minutes from Kew Palace
This wonderful flower shop in Kew is run by Zita Elze who won a silver-gilt medal in her RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut. Brazilian by birth, ... More
 
 
 
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The Romance of Rust
London > Shopping > Motoring
Duke's Wharf, 2 Brent Way, Brentford, TW8 | 15 minutes from Kew Palace
Now this really is a labour of love – when Rolls Royce trained engineer Lance McCormack set up shop on his own back in 1991, he ... More
 
 
 
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The Botanist on Kew Green
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from Kew Palace
Perched in an enviable position on the corner of Kew Green in Richmond, this charming local re-opened as The Botanist on Kew Green in 2014 with ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
10B Kew Green, TW9 | 3 minutes from Kew Palace
The Kew Grill is one of two restaurants that TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson managed to save from the administrators at the begninning of 2009. Along ... More
 
 
 
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Ma Cuisine Bistrot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 | 9 minutes from Kew Palace
Ma Cuisine is a model of simple sophistication. Fresh ingredients and traditional recipes are handled simply and satisfying with no homage paid to the latest food ... More
 
 
 
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Wendell Park Primary School
London > Education >
Cobbold Road, W12 | 2.3 miles from Kew Palace
A west London school for 3 to 11 year olds, Wendell Park Primary is housed a Victorian school on Cobbold Road overlooking ... More
 
 
 
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 28 minutes from Kew Palace
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
 
 
 
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The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 36 minutes from Kew Palace
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
 
 
 
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Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
Walk among the tree tops at Kew Gardens when you take the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway, 18 metres above the ground. Designed by Marks Barfield ... More
 
 
 
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 20 minutes from Kew Palace
A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ... More
 
 
 
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Syon Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
London Road, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Palace
Syon Park encompasses 30 acres of gardens and 200 acres of parkland attached to the Duke of Northumberland's London home, Syon House. The attractively landscaped ... More
 
 
 
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The Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 4 minutes from Kew Palace
The smallest of four pubs on Kew Green, The Greyhound closed down in 2009 amid fears for its future. Now back open and with its former ... More
 
 
 
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The Bell and Crown
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Kew Palace
There's very little to choose between the pubs along this exceptionally attractive stretch of the Thames, but The Bell and Crown, a Fuller's pub with good ... More
 
 
 
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The City Barge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27 Strand on the Green, W4 | 9 minutes from Kew Palace
Following an extensive refurbishment in late May 2014, this historic 14th century Thames-side pub in Chiswick re-opened as The City Barge, a welcoming bar with a ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Kew Palace
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
 
 
 
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Tap Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Princes Street, TW9 | 31 minutes from Kew Palace
Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft beer with a carefully curated menu of micro-brewed beers and small ... More
 
 
 
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Kew Palace
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | Same location as Kew Palace
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Syon Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Palace
There have been gardens at Syon for over 500 years. They include herbaceous beds, a large lake, a rose garden with 100 different varieties of old-fashioned ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 27 minutes from Kew Palace
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Two years in the making, a new Children's Garden at Kew opens to the public on 18th May 2019. Covering ...More

 
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