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Things to do in Kew

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“A must for anyone with a love of trees, plants and nature. A great gift shop too!”
  • 279 locals recommend
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“Mediterranean and British candlelit dining amid rich and eclectic vintage furnishings.”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“1000 years of history which has a museum highlighting its most famous exhibits..where you can see the Magna Carta and Guy Fawkes signed confession . Great for kids as there will be things there that they have studied...brings history alive for them”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“A traditional English pub on the Thames in an area called Strand On The Green. We recommend getting the E2 bus for 15mins to Brentford then walk along the Thames to this pub for a well earned drink!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“And a cinema. A great little local space which always has something on. Checkout the outdoor cinema timetable!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Extremely traditional, not fancy, afternoon tea spot. This bakery/cafe serves traditional British cakes dating back to Henry VIII. Located next door to Kew Gardens it's perfect to combine for a trip to West London.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Metro Station
“The iconic Kew Gardens is only a short 10 minutes bus ride away . A day is never enough to visit, but do book in advance for best price entrance. Special events are always on offer. Check out their website for more details. Great for all occasions you will not be disappointed.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“The smallest and most private of the English royal palaces, Kew was the royal family's favourite country retreat in the late 18th century.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lovely pub looking out onto Kew Green that does a beautiful roast on a Sunday (you’d need to book!) - I notice that they now offer a ‘picnic on the green’ where they give you blankets and bring your food and drinks out to the green for you! Love that!”
  • 7 locals recommend
College Library
“About 15mins away (in an uber) is the incredible Kew Gardens that are really worth a visit. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Lovely walk along towpath to get there...nearest supermarket ie M&S..best food store in UK..also have Boots for Pharmacy and clothes stores eg Gap and Next and M&S which have numerous sales. Kew Gardens has a wonderful wine shop the Good wine shop for a great selection of different wines and craft beers and ales plus Petchers for a local butcher in front of this is a mobile Patteiserie for scrumptious pastries and breads and a great vegetarian store is Olivers Whole foods and Tesco for your essentials foods.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Bulls Head Pub & Restaurant is a Grade II listed 18th century riverside inn on the banks of the Thames at Chiswick in the picturesque village of Strand-on-the-Green.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“ Smart restaurant with a refined menu of Modern European food, with occasional Asian touches.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Airy station pub with tiled walls, terrace and atrium dining area, for real ales and British food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a few steps from the gates of Kew Gardens, The Botanist lives up to its nature-loving name. Refurbished historic pub with cask ales and seasonal food, plus a secret garden!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Mediterranean and British candlelit dining amid rich and eclectic vintage furnishings.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“The Bulls Head Pub & Restaurant is a Grade II listed 18th century riverside inn on the banks of the Thames at Chiswick in the picturesque village of Strand-on-the-Green.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Smart restaurant with a refined menu of Modern European food, with occasional Asian touches.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Charming little French bistro not far from the Kew Gardens station. The service is excellent and is the food. Great Sunday Roast deal too - 3 courses for £20, where everything is absolutely delicious.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great experience between casual and fine-dining Italian restaurant. One of my favorite places !”
  • 6 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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