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Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace

Where to find Kew Palace

Kew Palace
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Gardens Entrances

Kew Palace is located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Visitors can access Kew Gardens via four entrance gates:

  • Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR)
  • Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)
  • Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF)
  • Lion Gate (TW9 2DF)

The Elizabeth Gate is closest to Kew Palace.

Plan Your Journey

Tram strikes are planned for Thursday 11 July at 20:00 until Monday 15 July at 06:00. Please see TfL for more information.

Transport for London journey planner

The Great Pagoda

The Great Pagoda is situated in the southern end of Kew Gardens, near the Temperate House. Please be aware of the average walking times from the Gardens entrances:

  • Elizabeth Gate – 30 minutes
  • Victoria Gate – 15 minutes
  • Lion Gate – 5 minutes 
  • Brentford Gate (car park) – 40 minutes 
More on the Great Pagoda

Queen Charlotte's cottage

Queen Charlotte's Cottage is situated in the southern end of Kew Gardens, next to the bluebell woods. Please be aware of the average walking times from the Gardens entrances:

  • Elizabeth Gate – 40 minutes
  • Victoria Gate – 25 minutes
  • Lion Gate – 15 minutes 
  • Brentford Gate (car park) – 50 minutes 
More on Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Public transport

London Underground and trains

Kew Gardens Station (15-20 minute walk) is in zone 3 and served by the District Line and London Overground. There is no level access from the westbound platform.

Kew Bridge Station (15-20 minute walk) is served by South West Trains. Trains to Waterloo to Kew Bridge Station operate via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge.


Nearby stops include Mortlake Road and Kew Green.

Routes 65, 237, 267 and 391 stop at the entrance gates or nearby train stations.


Local Street Parking

Restrictions may apply on the residential streets around Kew. There is no parking allowed on Kew Road (A307).

Brentford Gate Car Park

Reached by Ferry Lane. £9.00 for a full day. Limited parking available.

Disabled parking

Brentford Gate car park has several dedicated parking bays for disabled visitors. There are three disabled parking bays near Elizabeth Gate on Kew Green. Parking is free for Blue Badge Holders.

Coach drop off and collection

Groups can be dropped off and picked up at the Elizabeth Gate on Kew Green.

There is no coach park at Kew. 


Bicycle racks can be found:

  • Inside the Victoria Gate
  • Outside the Elizabeth Gate
  • At Brentford Gate car park

Lockers are available at the Victoria Gate. Bicycles are not permitted in Kew Gardens.


Riverboats run in the summer from the following destinations:

  • Westminster
  • Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Kingston-upon-Thames

Westminster Passenger Services (from Westminster)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7930 2062

Turks Launches (from Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston-upon-Thames)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8546 243


  • Events

Quiet Session

Join us for a quiet session in Kew Palace, a calmer experience for those living with or caring for someone with Autism or those who have any other sensory needs, and their families and carers.

  • 29 June, 17 July, 21 August and 22 September
  • 1 hour
  • Kew Palace
  • Included in Kew Gardens admission
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  • For members
  • Tours and talks
  • Events

Members-Only Evening Tours of Kew Palace

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to join a members-only evening tour of Kew Palace. Led by an expert guide in full Georgian attire, explore the palace, undercroft and attics when the palace is usually closed to visitors.

  • 06 June, 18 July, 08 August and 05 September 2024
  • 18:00 and 18:15
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Learn more
  • Tours and talks

Queen Charlotte: A Kew Palace Story Tour

Get to know Queen Charlotte more closely in the intimate setting of Kew Palace, in our brand-new tour.

  • Daily
  • 14:00 (tours last 30 minutes)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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Queen Charlotte

Wife of George III and mother to 15 children

George III

Dutiful, intelligent and cultured, but cruelly labelled ‘mad’

The story of Kew Palace

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