Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Visit Kew Gardens with your group and get a visit to Kew Gardens and the Royal Kitchens included in your ticket price.

Getting here and coach parking

Coaches are advised to arrive at Victoria Gate and park on Kew Road (A307). Coach parking is free of charge on Kew Road after 10.00. Coaches are not allowed to park around Kew Green. Groups walking from Kew Bridge station should allow 15 minutes to get to the palace. To find out about travelling to the palace by road, river and public transport visit getting here >

Group tours and guides

Special guided tours are available by arrangement each day for pre-booked groups. Our guides can take up to 12 visitors on each tour. There is a £4 per person charge for this. Please call 020 3166 6140 for more information and to book.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage
Groups who are already visiting the palace can also now book a tour of the exquisite Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. Tours are available in the morning or afternoon slots from Tuesday to Friday. The cottage is open weekends from March - October.

Evening tours
For the first time, from mid May to the end of September, evening tours of Kew Palace will be available. Tours start at 17.00 and include an expert guide around the palace into areas not normally open to the public, finishing in the Tudor Undercroft. To book email

For more ideas about your day at the palace, visit top things to see and do >

What to see in 2015

Princess's Bedroom
George III's daughter Princess Elizabeth decorated her bedroom in the latest styles of the day.  Come and decide what you make of her interior design skills!  View her restored bedroom and un-restored rooms of the other pricesses of the age, including original features.  

Life cast of George III
A wax facial life-cast of George III created by Madame Tussaud herself.

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