Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace
Updated 12 June. As a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to close Kew Palace and the Great Pagoda until 3 June 2021. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause. Please read our statement
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
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Where possible, we aim to give notice of local events that may disrupt your travel to Kew Palace. If you are visiting on the dates listed below it is advised you check Transport for London for travel advice.
Kew Palace is located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Visitors can access Kew Gardens via four entrance gates:
The Elizabeth Gate is closest to Kew Palace.
Kew Gardens Station (15-20 minute walk) – 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) – South West Trains run services from Waterloo to Kew Bridge Station, 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.
Restrictions may apply on the residential streets around Kew. Local car parks include:
Reached by Ferry Lane. £7.00 for a full day.
Kew Road (A307)
Free parking available after 10.00 every morning.
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.
Groups can be dropped off and picked up at the Elizabeth Gate on Kew Green.
Coach parking is free of charge on Kew Road after 10:00.
Bicycle racks can be found:
Lockers are available at the Victoria Gate. Bicycles are not permitted in Kew Gardens.
Riverboats run in the summer from the following destinations:
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:
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: