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Please note: there are 35 spaces available every 30 minutes. 25 of those slots can be prebooked with your Garden ticket.10 tickets are for sale at the entry gates, or at the Pagoda.
The Great Pagoda was designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the botanic gardens at Kew. It offered one of the earliest and finest bird’s eye views of London.
Now, following a major restoration project, you can once again climb the 253 steps to the top of the Great Pagoda and marvel at spectacular views.
Inside the ten-storey octagonal tower our new exhibition will reveal why the Pagoda was built and how the Royal Family used this unique building.
Thanks to the generous support of Sanpower, Historic Royal Palaces in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, have completed a major conservation project which has seen the Great Pagoda returned to its 18th-century splendour.
The restoration includes the re-introduction of 80 dragons, which originally adorned the roofs. Some of these new dragons have been carved from wood and gilded with real gold.
Elizabeth Gate – 30 minutes
Victoria Gate – 15 minutes
Lion Gate – 5 minutes
Brentford Gate (car park) – 40 minutes
*A large bag constitutes a bag larger than the normal airline carry-on size (22cm x 35cm x 56cm).