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The Royal Kitchens

Discover more about these historic royal kitchens, the servants who worked in them and Georgian culinary life.

Discover more about these historic royal kitchens, the servants who worked in them and Georgian culinary life.

The Georgian Royal Kitchens

Next door to Kew Palace, the royal kitchens remain miraculously preserved, 200 years after they were last used.

The Kitchen Garden

Experience the little kitchen garden, with neat vegetable beds laid out between gravel paths, and fruit trees climbing the walls. This gives a flavour of what the Georgian kitchen gardens were like - when they were in use the real kitchen gardens were enormous and stood alongside the Kew Road.

When

Open 29 March 2024


Where

Located in Kew Gardens, near Kew Palace.


Ticketing information


Included in Kew Gardens admission

Kew Palace ticket information

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The Great Pagoda

See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

  • Open 29 March 2024
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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  • Things to see

Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Discover a queen's rustic country retreat in the grounds of Kew Palace with a visit to Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.

  • Open 29 March 2024
  • Kew Palace
  • Included in Kew Gardens admission
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  • Things to see

Kitchen Garden

Wander through the edible Kitchen Garden at Kew - a veritable sanctuary for wildlife, created to serve the royal family when staying at Kew Palace.

  • Open 29 March 2024
  • Kew Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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BROWSE MORE HISTORY AND STORIES

George III

A complex king, diligent and serious, but cruelly labelled ‘mad’

Queen Charlotte

Wife of George III and mother to 15 children

The Georgians

Who were the kings who gave their name to an age?

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Shop food & drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

From £4.00

Shop Georgian Gifts

The Georgian era was a time of elegance and enlightenment and this popular age has inspired our collection of books, luxury gifts, exquisite jewellery and unique dress up.

From £4.99

Shop Kew Palace gifts

The most intimate of our six royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818. These gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kew Palace.

From £4.00