Historical Houses, Gardens & Parks, Landmarks & Historical Sites
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*To adhere to social distancing measures in place, guests can only pre-book their tickets online to guarantee entry to attractions. We currently cannot offer walk–up on the day vouchers*
Kew Gardens is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world. Just 30 minutes by train from central London, it offers a unique day out for visitors of all ages.
Discover glorious glasshouses containing plants from around the globe, stroll along a soaring treetop walkway high in the tree canopy or step back in time to Georgian times in Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens. Head through the doors of Kew’s spectacular Temperate House, revealing 10,000 breath‐taking plants, making this magnificent structure the true jewel in it’s crown – an architectural wonder, horticulturists’ haven, the most captivating of classrooms. The Great Broad Walk borders provide a dazzling display of colour in the summer months and The Hive is a stunning example of how art can educate – highlighting the vital role that bees play in pollinating the world’s crop species.
Children under 4 go free.
Daily from 10.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
Closed 24 – 25 December.
Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.
Please check website for details
020 8332 5655
2FOR1 Kew Gardens
The beautiful, peaceful Kew Gardens seem like a world away from central London while still being easily accessible! Get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher to make it a cheaper day out for two. At c2c we also have fare offers to help you save even more money, from our Online Advance at £12 return from Southend to central London, to our kids for £2 fare. Plus check out Smartcard and download our app for the easiest way to buy train tickets and beat the queues.
What to do at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens really does have something for everyone, from those with botany on the brain to energetic kids! The gardens cover a huge range of flora – admire classic roses in the rose garden, gaze up at majestic trees in the arboretum, or meet colourful carnivorous plants dotted around the gardens. You’ll be spending most of your day outdoors so make sure you dress for the weather, and don’t forget your sun cream if it’s a nice day! There’s a selection of cafes and restaurants at Kew, offering coffee, toasties, soup, baked goods, afternoon tea and more. You’re also free to picnic throughout the Gardens if you’d rather bring a packed lunch.
How much time do I need to visit Kew Gardens?
There’s so much to see at Kew that we recommend making a full day of it, including an hour or two for a leisurely lunch.
How big is Kew Gardens?
The Gardens are roughly 300 acres in size, which is fairly sizeable! Don’t forget your comfy shoes. Click here to see a map of the whole area.
Where is Kew Gardens and how to get there by train?
Kew Gardens is in West London, close to Richmond. The quickest way to get there is from our London terminus Fenchurch Street. You’ll need to take a quick walk to Tower Hill (5 minutes), from where you should take the District line Tube in the direction of Richmond. Get off after about 45 minutes at the Kew Gardens stop, and walk west for a few minutes until you find the Gardens. Enter through Victoria Gate.
Are dogs allowed in Kew Gardens?
No, dogs aren’t allowed in Kew Gardens. The exception to this rule is registered disability assistance dogs.
What time does Kew Gardens open and close?
Kew Gardens usually opens at 10am, and closes at variable times depending on the time of year. Find more details on closing times here.
How to get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher
To get your 2FOR1 Kew Gardens voucher, you’ll just need to click the purple “Claim” button at the top of this page, and follow the instructions on the Days Out Guide website you’ll be taken to.
To see our other 2FOR1 London deals, head to our 2FOR1 attractions page.
Posted on April 03 2019