Kew Gardens access guide - which gate should I use?

There are four entrance gates to Kew Gardens. Use our guide to find out which gate is most convenient for your visit.

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Victoria Gate

Closest entrance to Kew Gardens station (400 metres)

Photo: Victoria Gate entrance
Victoria Gate entrance
  • The Victoria Plaza visitor centre has a shop, cafe and toilet facilities
  • This is the most convenient entrance for popular attractions in the Gardens such as the Palm House (100 metres from the gate) and the Princess of Wales Conservatory (about 200 metres)
  • The Kew Explorer land train service starts at Victoria Gate
  • Free daily guided Tours also start here from the Information Guides' desk inside the visitor centre
  • Whilst parking is sometimes available on Kew Road outside Victoria Gate (see parking information), there are no drop-off areas or dedicated disabled parking spaces outside Victoria Gate

Elizabeth Gate

  • Closest entrance to Kew Bridge Station (South West Trains) (800 metres)
  • Drop-off area outside the gate
  • Three disabled parking spaces only a short distance from the gate (see parking information)
  • Elizabeth Gate is closest to the Orangery Restaurant and Kew Palace (both 200 metres)
  • There are toilet facilities at both the Orangery Restaurant and at the Kew Palace Visitor Centre.
  • Elizabeth Gate about 300 metres to the Princess of Wales Conservatory and 500 metres to the Palm House

Brentford Gate

  • Brentford Gate adjoins Kew's car park. Disabled spaces are available (see parking information)
  • A disabled toilet (with hoist and changing bench) is located about 50 metres from Brentford Gate
  • Brentford Gate is approximately 300 metres from White Peaks Cafe and the children’s play areas at Climbers and Creepers and Treehouse Towers
  • Brentford Gate is about 800 metres from the Palm House and 700 metres from the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Lion Gate

  • Lion Gate is the only gate in the southern part of the Gardens, and is further than the other gates from popular attractions such as the Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and the children's play areas.
  • This area of the Gardens is consequently much quieter with fewer visitors
  • It is the nearest gate to the Conservation Area, Kew's Pagoda (200 metres) and the Pavilion Restaurant (400 metres)
  • The nearest toilets are about 300 metres from the Gate (turn right towards Victoria Gate) and during the summer months at the Pavilion Restaurant.
  • Whilst parking is sometimes available on Kew Road outside Lion Gate (see parking information), there are no drop-off areas or dedicated disabled parking spaces outside Lion Gate
  • Lion Gate is the nearest gate to Richmond Station (South West Trains) (1km). The 65 bus service between Ealing Broadway and Kingston (via Richmond town centre) stops outside Lion Gate.

 


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