Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens



Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond
0333 320 6000
[email protected]
Public transport:
Tube: Kew Gardens


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.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket Free
Concession Ticket From £6.50 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £14.00 per ticket

Kew Palace is inside Kew Gardens and a Kew Gardens ticket must also be purchased. Book now using the green button for a combined ticket.

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Opening Times

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

Facilities & Accessibility

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
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
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
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
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
Payment Facilities
Group rates available