Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)  

 
 
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Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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Opens 10am | Closes 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) weekdays, 7.30pm (last entry 7pm) weekends | Closed 24th & 25th Dec
 

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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)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 British Woodland Garden to the pulsating humidity of the exotic Palm House, the delicate beauty of the Rose Garden to the soothing tranquillity of the Waterlily House, at Kew you can witness over 40,000 plants embarking on a fascinating journey through their annual cycles - flowering and fruiting, growing and resting. Commonly known as Kew Gardens, this World Heritage Site and former royal residence (Kew Palace is located within the grounds) extends to over 300 acres and is home to thousands of rare and beautiful species - don't miss (as if you could) the Chilean Wine Palm, the world's tallest indoor plant. Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise thriving within the seven glasshouses, before journeying through the Japanese Gateway leading up to the elegant Oriental pagoda and its accompanying dry-stone landscape gardens representing peace, activity and harmony. Hidden deep in the woods, Queen Charlotte's Cottage is best viewed when flanked by a carpet of bluebells, while the stunning Syon Vista, offering an unrivalled aspect across the Thames to the Syon Estate, makes this possibly one of the most visited areas at Kew. As well as being an important centre for research and conservation (one in eight of the world's plant species are represented here), Kew hosts a series of seasonal special events, interactive displays and an area dedicated to children. You may have to pay to enter the grounds but the sheer scale and beauty of the place warrants it.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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

Car Parks

 
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 £36  42% off
67-75 Broadway, W13 | 2.4 miles from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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
 
 
 
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Commerce Road, TW8 | 19 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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
 
 
 
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Syon Park, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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 Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 2.4 miles from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3.9 miles from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Syon Park, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Kew Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
Built 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Charlotte's Cottage
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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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Shirley Sherwood Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 7 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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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2 Bath Road, W4 | 34 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 35 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Oliver's Wholefoods Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 13 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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229 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 28 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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The Botanist on Kew Green
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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
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10B Kew Green, TW9 | 3 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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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The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 | 9 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Cobbold Road, W12 | 2.3 miles from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Ealing Studios, W5 | 36 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 20 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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London Road, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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The Greyhound
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82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 4 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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The Bell and Crown
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11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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27 Strand on the Green, W4 | 9 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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 Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Tea Box
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7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 21 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 27 minutes from Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
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