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Kew Gardens Tickets

Immerse yourself in the quiet of nature only at Kew Gardens in London. Spanning 120 hectares, it is home to lush gardens, various biomes, and over 50,000 plants. Book Kew Gardens tickets for unlimited access to all exhibits and combo experiences with popular attractions in London.
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Home to the world’s largest collection of flora and fungi, the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is a leading conservation lab in London. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts approximately 50,000 living plants and over one million specimens of fungi across a massive 120-acre space. It attracts about 1.35 million visitors a year. If you are planning a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, here is everything you need to know about choosing the right Kew Gardens tickets, getting there, timings, things to see, and other essential details.

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The Kew Gardens – famously known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – are located in the London Borough of Richmond, just outside central London. The garden is a must-visit destination for anyone with an interest in horticulture or botany. Depending on your budget and time, there are three types of tickets that you can choose from: to get direct entry and unlimited access, book standard entry tickets, or combo tickets to visit other attractions in London, such as SEA LIFE Aquarium or Kensington Palace.

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London Pass

These tickets are ideal if you are on a budget, yet want to experience the best of the Kew Gardens. Your experience would include direct entry to the gardens, with unlimited access to all exhibits, along with a detailed guided tour to take you through the finer aspects of all plants and fungi studied here. You will also get a free Kew Gardens map for easy navigation. 

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This ticket allows you direct entry to the Gardens, Kew Palace, art galleries, and the greenhouses here. Guests also get a Kew Gardens map, a guide to the highlights of this season, and can join a free guided walking tour of the attraction.
Combo tickets are ideal for anyone who wants to visit the Gardens and see other attractions in London within a day, such as Kensington Palace, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and more. This ticket is perfect for those who want to save money and time while making the most of their visit to London.

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With this combo ticket, you can enjoy entry to both Kew Gardens and SEA LIFE Aquarium in London and save up to 5% on your confirmed booking. 
This combo ticket allows you to visit both Kew Gardens & Kew Palace, and Kensington Palace with a discount of 5%.
If you are in London for up to 10 days and want to explore its iconic landmarks, including the Kew Gardens, the London Pass does the job at a fraction of the price you would have to pay for each individual ticket. It offers entry to 80+ attractions, a digital guidebook in several languages, and a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. 

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Visit 80 of London’s most iconic attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, London Zoo, Piccadilly Circus, and more. Get a digital guidebook in several languages and a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour free with this pass. 

Which Kew Royal Botanical Gardens Ticket Should You Buy?

If you are on a budget

Standard entry tickets are the best option for those on a budget trip. You can save money by booking in advance and avoid standing in long waiting lines. 

If you want to explore London for a day

Combo tickets are the best choice for visitors who wish to explore Royal Botanical Gardens and a few nearby attractions such as SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Kensington Palace, and more. With these tickets, you can save up to 5% on your ticket prices.

If you want to explore London for more than a day 

The London Pass is the best option to explore the city to the fullest. Purchase a pass to be used between 1 to 10 days and gain entry to over 80 attractions in London, such as the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and more. You also get a free 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off tour in London and a free guidebook to explore the city.

Kew Gardens Tickets Offers

Free Entry 

Kew Gardens admission is free for children between 0-3 years, essential carers, visitors with complete or partial loss of sight, emergency service workers, and military personnel with a Blue Light Card. 

Discounted Kew Gardens Tickets

Discount tickets are available for children between 4 to 15 years and students between 16 to 24 years. Visitors with a disability and senior citizens over 65 years of age can also enjoy discounts. Local residents also get a concession on their tickets. Visitors can also use their Universal Credit or Pension Credit to get discounts on their Kew Garden tickets. 

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Plan Your Visit To Kew Gardens London

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Getting There

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What are Kew Gardens' opening times?
The opening times vary according to seasons and months. Here are the opening times for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens throughout the year.
  • 1 April - 30 April 2022: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (last entry 6:00 PM)
  • 1  May - 31 August 2022:  Mon - Fri 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Last entry 6:00 PM)
  • Weekends & Bank Holidays: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (last entry 7:00 PM)
  • Closes at 4:00 PM on 19 May and 4 August 2022
  • Closes at 4:30 PM on 23 June 2022
  • Closes at 5:00 PM from 5-10 July 2022
  • 1 September - 30 September 2022: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Last entry 6:00 PM)
  • Opens at 11:00 AM on 11 & 12 September  2022
  • 1 October - 29 October 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last entry 5:00 PM)
  • 30 October - 15 November 2022: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Last entry 3:00 PM)
  • 16 November 2022 - 8 January 2023: 10 AM:00 - 3:00 PM (Last entry 2:00 PM)
  • 9 January - 31 January 2023: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Last entry 3:00 PM) 
  • 1 February - 28 February 2023: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Last entry 4:00 PM) 
  • 1 March - 31 March 2023: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last entry 5:00 PM)
When is Kew Gardens London closed?
The gardens are closed on 24th & 25 December every year.
What is the best time to visit Kew Gardens London?
The best time to visit the Gardens is during early mornings to experience minimal crowds and the weather is pleasant. Summer and spring months are the best season to visit the gardens as you can enjoy breathtaking blooms.
How long should I spend at Kew Gardens London?
Visitors should spend at least two to three hours walking through the gardens to explore what they offer.
Where are the Kew Gardens located in London?
They are located within the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE.
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How to get to the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London?
There are several ways to get here, including trains, tubes, buses, bikes, and cars. There are 4 gates, namely Victoria Gate in the North, Brentford Gate also in the North, Lion Gate in the South, and Elizabeth Gate in the East, all of which can be accessed via public transport.
By bicycle: You can cycle to the gardens and then use the bicycle racks at the gates to store them securely while you walk around the Gardens.
By train: Visitors can take a train to Kew Bridge Station, which is 800m from Elizabeth Gate located north of the Gardens. Richmond station is also a good option if you are traveling from the South of the city to reach the Royal Botanical Gardens. It takes a 14-minute walk from Richmond station to reach Lion Gate.
By tube: You can take a tube to Kew Gardens station and walk 500m to Victoria Gate, located East of the Gardens.
Can I take the bus to Kew Gardens London?
Yes, visitors can take a bus. Bus route 65 stops at Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate, and Victoria Gate, while bus route 110 stops near Elizabeth Gate and Kew Gardens station. You can also take bus routes 237 and 267 to get down at Kew Bridge station
Is parking available at Kew Gardens London?
Yes, there is car parking at Royal Botanical Gardens, but accessible on a  first-come-first-serve basis. The cost of parking your vehicle here for the day is £7.
Is Kew Garden London wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens is wheelchair accessible. 
Is a storage facility available at Kew Gardens London?
There is no storage facility available at the Gardens. Hence, visitors must use Stasher for a luggage storage facility.
Are any dining options available at Kew Gardens London?
There are several cafes and restaurants within Royal Botanical Gardens, where you can try the seasonal specialties.
Is photography allowed inside Kew Gardens London?
Yes, photography is allowed inside the Gardens for personal use. A permit from the administrative office is mandatory for commercial photography.
Can I bring food to Kew Gardens?
You can bring food for a picnic but avoid carrying barbecue food and picnic furniture.
Can you cycle in Kew Gardens?
No, you cannot cycle inside the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. There are bicycle racks at all four gates to keep your bicycles when visiting the gardens.

Inside Kew Royal Botanical Gardens

The Kew Gardens in London are located within the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens and are home to over 50,000 living plants and feature many unique art collections. Kew Gardens exhibits the largest collection of flora and fungi in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many attractions and activities to enjoy inside Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. Here are some of the must-knows about the gardens:

Kew Gardens Lights

Light trails are hung during November and December. Watch the night sky light up as beautiful light shows lighting up the Temperate and Palm Houses.

Kew Gardens Entrance  

There are four Kew Gardens entrances and exit points, namely Victoria Gate, Brentford Gate, Lion Gate, and Elizabeth Gate. You can choose the suitable gate for entry and exit depending upon your mode of transportation to reach Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens Christmas  

Christmas at Kew Gardens is one of the best events to explore in London. At the  Kew Gardens Christmas celebration, you will observe beautiful lighting trails around the gardens, delicious street food to enjoy, and many Christmas festivities.

Kew Gardens At Night 

Kew Gardens at night illuminates different colors and a display of fantastic light and sound show for visitors. You can enjoy a stroll around the gardens and eat delicious street food such as hot dogs, cakes, and more.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Events 

There are many exciting Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Events to join this year. For music lovers, Kew the Music event between 5 and 10 July 2022 is a good choice. There are fun events to participate in, such as photo walks, Richmond Runfest, Christmas at Kew, and more.

Kew Treetop Walkway  

At 18 meters high, Kew Treetop Walkway is one of the best ways to admire the trees at Kew Gardens from above. From that height, you can observe the complex ecosystem of the trees' branches, along with several birds, insects, and fungi.

Kew Gardens Greenhouse 

Explore the seven Kew Gardens Greenhouses that house different plants. Davies Alpine House is used to grow alpine species, Palm House is an indoor rainforest, while Princess of Wales Conservatory features different world climates.

Other Top Landmarks In London

There are many beautiful landmarks in London, including palaces, bridges, and cathedrals. These attractions give you a glimpse into the past of the British monarchs and feature stunning architecture that you don't want to miss out on.

Tower of London 

A homage to the  British Monarchy, the Tower of London is one of the most iconic and historical attractions to visit in London. This landmark shares the detailed history of the kings and queens who ruled over the city. Opened in 1097 AD, the  Tower of London is one of the oldest sites in the city that has played different roles over the years. You can visit the landmark with Tower of London tickets.

Tower Bridge

One of the most iconic attractions in London, Tower Bridge transports you back to Victorian England. Here, you can walk through the glass-high walkways and enjoy a  panoramic view of London, including famous landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral, Wembley, the Tower of London, and more. Visit the 'Lives of a Landmark' exhibition to learn about the people who helped in the construction with Tower Bridge London tickets.

St. Paul's Cathedral 

St. Paul's Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral in London, is the seat of the Bishop of London and also the mother church of the Diocese of London. The church boasts of one of the largest domes in the world, and the building features many Gothic, Neoclassical, and Baroque elements. Visit this grand church to admire its architecture and the priceless art that decorates the interiors of this church with St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets.

Westminster Abbey

Located in the City of Westminster in London, Westminster Abbey is one of the most famous religious buildings in the country. Originally a coronation church in 1066, the present-day church was built by Henry III in 1245. Visitors can tour this church and catch a glimpse of many treasures and artifacts with Westminster Abbey tickets and tours.

Windsor Castle

Home to the royals, Windsor Castle is only 40 kilometers from London and is a popular day trip from the city. Learn about the 1000 years of British history and discover the grand staterooms and chambers decorated with artifacts from talented artists such as Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci with Windsor Castle tickets.

Leeds Castle 

Leeds Castle is located in the county of Kent, around 70 km from London. It is one of the most gorgeous castles and is a visual treat for all visitors. Enjoy several family-friendly activities at this castle, including adventure golf, strolling through the maze, playing at one of the playgrounds, and more with Leeds Castle tickets.

Buckingham Palace

Popularly known as the home of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic attractions in London. This place is known for many royal and national celebrations and the famous Changing the Guard Ceremony. Take a tour of the magnificent State Rooms, which open for 10 weeks in summer, and a few select dates in the winter and spring seasons with Buckingham Palace tours & tickets.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures At Kew Gardens London  

  • Visitors must book their Kew Gardens tickets online to avoid physical payments.
  • Everyone should maintain distance from each other.
  • All guests must wear face masks in the indoor spaces unless they are exempt from doing so.
  • Sanitize your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
  • Everyone must bring their own hand sanitizers and tissues to the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Use contactless payment methods while visiting the Gardens.

Kew Gardens Tickets FAQs

Are Kew Gardens tickets available online now?

Yes, tickets are now available online with a host of discounts and deals. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What are the safety measures in place at Kew Gardens London?

Several safety measures are in place at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, such as regular cleaning and good ventilation in the restaurants and glasshouses. Although face covering is not mandatory, visitors are encouraged to use it in confined spaces.

What are the different types of Kew Gardens tickets?

There are three types of Kew Gardens tickets: entry tickets, combo tickets, and the London Pass. Entry tickets offer unlimited access to all exhibits here and are perfect for those on a budget and short on time. Combo tickets are ideal for visitors who want to combine their visit to Kew Gardens with other popular attractions in the city such as Kensington Palace. The London Pass offers access to 80+ attractions with other benefits and is suitable for visitors who want to make the most of their trip.

Are discounts available on Kew Gardens tickets?

Discount tickets are available for children between 4 and 15 years and students between 16 and 24 years. Visitors with a disability and senior citizens over 65 years of age can also enjoy discounts. Local residents also get a concession on their tickets. Visitors can also use their Universal Credit or Pension Credit to get discounts on their Kew Garden tickets.

What are Kew Gardens' opening times?

The opening times vary according to seasons and months. Here are the opening times for Kew Royal Botanical Gardens throughout the year.
  • 1 April - 30 April 2022: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (last entry 6:00 PM)
  • 1 May - 31 August 2022: Mon - Fri 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Last entry 6:00 PM)
  • Weekends| Bank Holidays: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (last entry 7:00 PM)
  • Closes at 4:00 PM on 19 May and 4 August 2022
  • Closes at 4:30 PM on 23 June 2022
  • Closes at 5:00 PM from 5-10 July 2022
  • 1 September - 30 September 2022: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (Last entry 6:00 PM)
  • Opens at 11:00 AM on 11 & 12 September 2022
  • 1 October - 29 October 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last entry 5:00 PM)
  • 30 October - 15 November 2022: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Last entry 3:00 PM)
  • 16 November 2022 - 8 January 2023: 10 AM:00 - 3:00 PM (Last entry 2:00 PM)
  • 9 January - 31 January 2023: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Last entry 3:00 PM)
  • 1 February - 28 February 2023: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Last entry 4:00 PM)
  • 1 March - 31 March 2023: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last entry 5:00 PM)

How do I get to Kew Gardens London?

There are several ways to get here, including trains, tubes, buses, bikes, and cars. There are 4 gates, namely Victoria Gate in the North, Brentford Gate also in the North, Lion Gate in the South, and Elizabeth Gate in the East, all of which can be accessed via public transport.
By bicycle: You can cycle to the gardens and then use the bicycle racks at the gates to store them securely while you walk around the Gardens.
By train: Visitors can take a train to Kew Bridge Station, which is 800m from Elizabeth Gate located north of the Gardens. Richmond station is also a good option if you are traveling from the South of the city to reach the Royal Botanical Gardens. It takes a 14-minute walk from Richmond station to reach Lion Gate.
By tube: You can take a tube to Kew Gardens station and walk 500m to Victoria Gate, located East of the Gardens.

How long should I spend at Kew Gardens London?

It can take anywhere between two to three hours to explore the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

Is Kew Gardens London wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Gardens are wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed at Kew Gardens London?

Photography for personal use is permitted at the Gardens. For commercial filming and photography, you need to get a photography permit for a pre-arranged time during the opening times.

Are there any dining options at Kew Gardens London?

There are several cafes and restaurants within Royal Botanical Gardens, where you can try the seasonal specialties.

Is parking available at Kew Gardens London?

Yes, there is a car park available in the gardens where parking charges are £7 for a day.

What are the other things to do in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew?

There are many things to do in Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, including many activities and events. There are walking tours, botanical art classes for knitters, quiet sessions at Children's Gardens, yoga, photography workshops, Wakehurst wild gardens, Kew Science, where residents research biodiversity, and more things to enjoy in the gardens.
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