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Opening and closing times

Details of opening and closing times throughout the year for the Gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park.


Opening times

Gardens open at 10am every day.

Victoria Gate opens at 8am exclusively for Friends of Kew until 30 September 2017 (except 16 and 17 September).


Current closing times

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
8.30pm (last entry 8pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

Our closing times vary from week to week to accommodate seasonal changes and events in the Gardens. Planned closing times for the rest of 2017 and early 2018 are detailed below.


Attractions

Open until one hour before the Gardens close:

Open until 5.30pm (timings will change from 29 October 2017):

Open until 4pm:

  • Queen Charlotte's Cottage, opens 11am and last entry 3.50pm (open on weekends and bank holidays only, until 1 October 2017)

*except Sundays when glasshouses close at 5.30pm (timings will change from 29 October 2017)

For full details of seasonal, planned and short-term closures


Cafés and restaurants

All our cafés and restaurants open at 10am.

Open until the Gardens close:

  • Victoria Plaza café

Open until one hour before the Gardens close (take-away service from 15 minutes before closing time):

  • Orangery restaurant
  • White Peaks café
  • Pavilion restaurant

Open until 4.30pm (timings will change from 29 October 2017):

  • The Botanical 

Shops

Victoria Plaza shop opens at 10am and closes when the Gardens close.

White Peaks shop opens at 11am (10am at weekends) and closes half an hour before the Gardens close.


Car park

Car park opens at 9.30am.

Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close.


Closing times for the rest of the year

17 July – 31 August 2017 

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
8.30pm (last entry 8pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

September 2017

6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Monday to Thursday
7pm (last entry 6.30pm) Friday to Sunday and bank holidays

1–28 October 2017

6pm (last entry 5.30pm) 

29 October – 20 November 2017

4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) 

21 November 2017 – 1 January 2018 (closed 24 and 25 December 2017)

3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

2 January – 9 February 2018

4.15pm (last entry 3.45pm) 

10 February – 24 March 2018

5.45pm (last entry 5.15pm)