Product ID: 34660
Stroll along a walkway high up in the treetops, and explore acres of gardens under glass. Step inside a royal palace, discover galleries of botanical art, and experience 250 years of royal history at Kew Gardens, London's largest World Heritage Site.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience the exotic rainforest in the Palm House
  • Take a walk in the treetops, 18 meters above ground level
  • Learn about the extraordinary life of bees at The Hive
  • Admire a collection of over 14'000 trees at the Arboretum
Full description
Enjoy a full-day or a half-day out at Kew Gardens, London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just 30 minutes from central London by Underground and Overground trains. Your ticket includes entry to 326 acres of gardens, 3 art galleries, a treetop walkway, and Kew Palace.

Step inside Kew Palace and explore a beautiful royal retreat comprising the bedrooms of princesses, an intimate dining room, and the newly restored Georgian Royal Kitchens.

The site includes extensive gardens under glass that support a variety of plant life year-round. You’ll be amazed by the giant lily pads in the Waterlily House. Experience an exotic rainforest in the Palm House, and travel through 10 climate zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. 

Other highlights include The Hive (running throughout 2018) and the Arboretum. Standing at 17 meters tall, and constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts and 1,000 LED lights, the Hive structure mimics the visual and sound effects of an actual beehive in Kew Gardens. Learn all about the extraordinary life of bees, and the vital role they play in the health of the planet. 

The Arboretum stretches across two-thirds of the Gardens with rare and ancient types of tree, some dating back to the 18th century. The landscape changes from season to season, so regardless of the time of your visit you are sure to encounter stunning scenery. 

Kew Gardens is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts giving access to the treetop walkway and upper floors of Kew Palace. The Kew Explorer hop-on, hop-off land train makes it easy to enjoy every corner of the gardens and features live commentary. (Note that the cost of the train is not included in the tour and is an additional GBP 5 per adult and GBP 2 per child on the day.)

Recharge at one of the site’s cafes and restaurants that serve hot meals and classic afternoon teas.
Includes
  • Admission to Kew Gardens, including the art galleries, the treetop walkway, Kew Palace (open from Easter until the last Sunday in September), and extensive gardens under glass
  • Kew Explorer Ticket (if option selected)
  • Free walking tours that take place at least twice daily, subject to availability
  • Map and seasonal highlights guide

When you get there

Meeting point

Arrive at any entrance to Kew Gardens. The closest entrance to Kew Gardens station (Underground and Overground trains) is Victoria Gate, located on Kew Road.

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Know before you go
Mobile vouchers are accepted so no need to print your voucher beforehand.

Kew Palace is closed during winter: opens again on 29 March, 2018.