Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
KEW, GREATER LONDON
Kew Gardens is a paradise throughout the seasons. Lose yourself in the magnificent glasshouses and discover plants from the world's deserts and mountains. Wide-open spaces, stunning vistas, listed buildings and wildlife contribute to the Gardens' unique atmosphere. As well as being famous for its beautiful gardens, Kew is world renowned for its contribution to botanical and horticultural science. It also has three galleries of botanical art. Entry to Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens is included at no extra cost (open from Easter to late September only).
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Access restricted in Palm House basement and galleries, steps to upper level in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
- Facilities: Electric mobility scooters available for hire, ring 020 8332 5121, wheelchairs available for loan
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Gardens open all year, daily from 10. Closing times vary by season, phone to check. Closed 24-25 Dec
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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