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Revive and refresh in the gardens surrounding Kew Palace

Revive and refresh in the gardens surrounding Kew Palace

The Orangery

Relax near the palace at this beautiful Grade I listed building. Enjoy seasonal dishes, afternoon tea and hot drinks.

Opening Times

  • Daily: 10.00 – 15.00  (hot counter 11.45 – 14.30)
More dining options at Kew
Table setting at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.


Why not enjoy a picnic in Kew Gardens or on the benches outside the palace?

The South Front in 2013, looking across the lawn at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew Palace stands in the background. The roof of the Royal Kitchens can just be seen in amongst shrubs and trees.


Queen Charlotte’s Christmas

Visit the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace this Christmas at the former residence of Queen Charlotte and her family for festive-themed arts and crafts.

  • 12, 13, 18 and 19 December 2023
  • 11:00 - 14:00 (last entry 13:30)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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  • Tours and talks

Sensory Palaces

A health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their carers at Kew Palace.

  • Until 05 December 2023. New programme in spring 2024.
  • Kew Palace
  • Free (advance booking required)
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  • Tours and talks

Hidden Spaces Tours

See areas of Kew Palace not normally open to the public, such as our attics complete with 17th century witches marks, and our Tudor undercroft on our new tours.

  • Closed
  • 16:00 (tours last 30 minutes)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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The royal kitchens at Kew

The kitchens have survived, practically untouched

The story of Kew Palace

Britain's smallest royal palace and George III's private retreat

Queen Charlotte

Wife of George III and mother to 15 children