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Spend all day in this beautiful setting

Please note: admission tickets to Kew Gardens must be purchased to gain access to Kew Palace - for gardens admission prices, please visit the Kew Gardens website >

Visit Kew Gardens and see Kew Palace at no extra charge!

Kew Palace

More like a home than a palace, the privacy and intimacy of this smallest of English royal palaces made it the favourite country retreat for the royal family in the late 18th century.

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The palace tells the story of George III and his family at rest at and play and re-opened in April 2006 after a widely acclaimed restoration.

Explore the unique second floor of the palace, the bedroom floor - untouched for 200 years. 

Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Kew Palace is situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Historic Royal Palaces looks after one other building in the gardens, Queen Charlotte's Cottage which is a 25 minute walk from the palace, through a variety of plant collections and past Kew's two great glasshouses.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage was used by George III and his family as a summerhouse and is open to the public in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew every weekend from April to September.

The area around the cottage has been preserved as a nature reserve and is especially renowned for its carpet of bluebells in May.

Further information

Recommended visit time  

Kew Palace
1 hour (minimum)
See the top things to see and do at Kew Palace.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage
30 minutes (minimum)
Read more about Queen Charlotte's Cottage.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Palace is situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Kew Gardens boasts one of the largest and most comprehensive living plant collections in the world and a must for all garden enthusiasts. Highlights include the Pagoda, Palm House and Temperate House.

Please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website for further information.

Downloadable Resources

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    Map to Kew Palace - English
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