How to find us
Parking in the area is very limited and we encourage you to visit Kew Gardens via public transport.
Kew Gardens is 10 miles from central London and adjacent to the river Thames
By London Underground
Kew Gardens Station (District Line- Richmond branch and London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3.
Kew Gardens Station is 400 metres from the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. Exit the station past the parade of shops, cross Sandycombe Road at the zebra crossing and walk down Lichfield Road (opposite) to reach Victoria Gate.
Please always check the Transport for Londonwebsite for service disruptions before making your journey.
Coming by public transport?
To find out the best route to Kew by public transport, use the Transport for London Journey Planner
Train services (South West Trains) from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, stop at Kew Bridge Station. Kew Bridge Station is 800 metres from the Elizabeth Gate entrance to the Gardens. For more information call +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit the National Rail Journey Planner.
The London Overground service from Stratford stops at Kew Gardens Station.
There is currently a 2FOR1 special offer for admission to Kew Gardens when you travel to Kew by train from a National Rail station – you need to pick up a voucher from a National Rail station to present on arrival at the entrance gate. Terms and conditions apply.
Route 65 between Ealing Broadway and Kingston, via Richmond town centre, stops close to Lion Gate and Victoria Gate. Route 391 between Fulham and Richmond stops near Kew Gardens Station. Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.
By car or coach
Kew Gardens is located at Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, and is well signposted from all the major local roads. The South Circular (A205) passes the north-east corner of Kew Gardens and Kew Road (A307) forms the eastern border.
Please note that Kew has no coach park, however coach parking is free on Kew Road (A307) after 10am. Groups are advised to arrive at either Victoria Gate or Elizabeth Gate, but note that only Elizabeth Gate has a designated coach drop off point. See our groups pages for more information.
From the west :
- take M4 (exit Junction 2) or A4
- upon reaching the Chiswick roundabout, follow signs to Kew Gardens to join the A205 and cross the River Thames at Kew Bridge
- turn right immediately after the bridge on Kew Green, and then right down Ferry Lane to reach the Kew Gardens car park
From north London:
- follow the North Circular until you reach the Chiswick roundabout, then follow directions from here as above
From the south or west:
- from the M3 continue on the A316
- upon reaching the Richmond roundabout, fork left on to Kew Road (A307)
- you will then see the Pagoda to your left and then the wall on your left which is the boundary to the Gardens
- there is limited parking along the section of Kew Road between Victoria Gate and Lion Gate after 10am,
- alternatively, to reach the car park (TW9 3AF), continue along Kew Road and upon reaching Kew Green turn left and follow the signs
From the South Circular Road:
- follow the South Circular Road past Kew Retail Park and under a railway bridge
- at the next traffic light junction, where the A307 joins from the left, go slowly through the junction and immediately turn left into Kew Green (NOT sharp left into the A307, as there is no left turn)
There are four entrances to Kew Gardens:
- Victoria Gate
- Elizabeth Gate
- Brentford Gate
- Lion Gate
The directions above are to the Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF), near Brentford Gate, which is reached via Ferry Lane, a narrow turning off Kew Green. Please note that parking is limited: the car park takes 300 cars. The Parking fee is £7.00 for the day. There is no charge for motorcycles and mopeds. The car park closes half an hour after the Gardens close.
There are twelve designated disabled parking spaces in the car park and three further public spaces are available adjacent to Elizabeth Gate on Kew Green. Click here for further information on disabled parking spaces.
Free parking is also available on Kew Road (A307) after 10am every day. From here the nearest entrance is Victoria Gate. This road is congested at peak times, so it may be easier to come via public transport. Please note that parking restrictions apply on most of the residential streets around Kew and on parts of Kew Road; please check parking restrictions carefully.
Bicycle racks are available at both Victoria Gate and Brentford Gate. The racks at Brentford Gate are located in the adjacent car park, beneath a covered shelter. There are also bike racks situated outside Elizabeth Gate.
Visitor information map
Our current Visitor information map is available from ticket offices on arrival, or you can download a pdf of the Visitor information map.
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