Queen Charlotte’s Cottage
In 1759 botanists began rummaging around the world for specimens to plant in the 3-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. They never...
In a line of small riverside cottages facing wooded Oliver's Island (where Cromwell is alleged to have taken refuge), this gem of a pub...
Newens Maids of Honour
The name of this quirky Kew tearoom (bombed during the Blitz) a short distance from the main entrance to Kew Gardens comes from its...
Kew Palace information
The smallest of the royal palaces, red-brick Kew Palace (adult/child #5.30/free; h10am-5.30pm late Mar-late Oct) in the northwest of the gardens is a former royal residence once known as Dutch House, and was built in 1631. It was the favourite home of George III and his family; his wife, Queen Charlotte, died here in 1818. Don't miss the Georgian rooms, restored to how they would have looked in 1804, and Princess Elizabeth's doll's house.