Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace
Where to find 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.
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
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
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.
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 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