Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

About

The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew Palace was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818. In happier times, George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a relatively simple domestic routine at Kew. In later years the atmosphere darkened as Kew became a retreat for the ailing King.

Experience a riot of colour in authentically re-created Georgian rooms, before wandering through the eerie upper floor, left untouched for centuries. The Royal Kitchens newly restored in 2012, yet untouched since Queen Charlotte's death in 1818 are a fascinating insight into Georgian culinary life.

This content has been supplied by Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £5.30 (USD7.71) per ticket
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Concession Ticket: £4.50 (USD6.55) per ticket

Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens are included in admission to Kew Gardens.

This content has been supplied by Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

Opening Times:

Admission ticket to Kew Gardens must be purchased for access to Kew Palace. Queen Charlotte's Cottage within grounds is free and open at weekends and bank holidays in the summer.

Venue Details & Map

Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

Address
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond
London
TW9 3AB
Telephone:
0844 482 7777
Email:
Website:
http://www.hrp.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: Kew Gardens Train: Kew Bridge

Facilities

Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Portable chip and pin machines
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Indoors
Outdoors
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Cafe
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
General Facilities
Lifts
Good views
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Repeat visits
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Top 2 reviews of Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

4.0 out of 5 6 September 2013
by Amy S.

Located within Kew Gardens, this can be bought as an additional to your ticket.

The palace is small, but is kept in pretty much the same conditions as how mad king George lived in it. The plaques were very informative and it was really interesting to see the "guts" of the building on the attic floor. I learnt a lot about the history of the royal family in this Palace and saw a lot of new artwork.more

4.0 out of 5 24 May 2009
by Robert w.

A small palace built in the grounds of Kew gardens by a well known family (can't remember who it was!). It's an extra fiver to enter on top of the enterance fee to enter the gardens. The palace is small buts it's a fine example of a country house. Do look out for the attic bedrooms where the plasterwork has been removed to expose the skeleton of the building. There are also samples of fine...more

Look for similar items by category