Kew Palace
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Experience the intimate Kew Palace, home of George lll and Queen Charlotte. Explore Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, a rustic country retreat in the grounds of the palace and admire the spectacular view from the Great Pagoda. Kew reflects the personal and domestic life of Georgian kings and queens for much of the 18th century. Today the interior of this tiny atmospheric palace tells the powerful story of George lll, his mental illness and the members of his family who lived and died there.
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  • Luci C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Spaces: WONDERFUL tour and guide
    I took my parents to the 2pm Hidden Spaces tour on the 10th June and it was just fantastic. Unfortunately I can’t recall the name of the guide herself but she was absolutely wonderful, full of knowledge and humour with lots of interesting anecdotes. She answered all questions with ease and was the perfect guide for the whistle-stop tour. As a historian specialising in the Georgian period, it was lovely to see not only these hidden spaces but this wonderful guide bringing them to life with such ease. :)
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 10, 2023
  • WonderingHistorian1536
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Spaces Tour with Georgian Matthew
    I visit the Gardens regularly, Kew Palace is a tiny gem within and well worth a visit. Not gonna lie, some of the staff members looked unapproachable and just completely bored being there (hence the 4 star review) however I would love to say a big thank you to Matthew who guided me through the attic and the Tudor wine basement during his Hidden Spaces Tour. His kind smile and enthusiasm made my day. Very much enjoyed listening to his tour and getting to know some bits of history with him. Thank you Matthew, you’re amazing!!!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 13, 2023
  • 1Happytraveller545
    London, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great part of Georgian history
    Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Kew Palace, as someone else said , a real hidden gem. No extra cost once you’ve paid your admission into Kew Gardens, but a lovely way to see an example of life in Georgian England, helpful guides to explain your route round the house. We also did a tour of the Kitchens, a separate building, again very knowledgeable guide that made the tour very interesting. It wasn’t very busy so felt we could take our time and we were not hurried through the Palace. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Pds1
    Birmingham, United Kingdom426 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    What a great house. But a particular shot out to Simran who gave us an amazing tour of the hidden attic. This was absolutely brilliant & such a great tour to see behind the scenes. It’s £5 extra to book but definitely worth it. All the staff were very friendly & helpful.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • RedBaron91
    China16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but Kew Palace and some other stuff only open April-September each year.
    The Kew Palace is only open April - September. We went today in October and it was all closed up. What a pity! Other stuff was "out of season" and thus closed as well like the Pagoda which you can usually climb. The Japanese Garden was temporarily closed but not sure what the reason for that was.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
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RedBaron91
China16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Kew Palace is only open April - September. We went today in October and it was all closed up. What a pity! Other stuff was "out of season" and thus closed as well like the Pagoda which you can usually climb. The Japanese Garden was temporarily closed but not sure what the reason for that was.
Written October 11, 2023
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Pds1
Birmingham, UK426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a great house. But a particular shot out to Simran who gave us an amazing tour of the hidden attic. This was absolutely brilliant & such a great tour to see behind the scenes. It’s £5 extra to book but definitely worth it.

All the staff were very friendly & helpful.
Written August 5, 2023
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1Happytraveller545
London, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Kew Palace, as someone else said , a real hidden gem. No extra cost once you’ve paid your admission into Kew Gardens, but a lovely way to see an example of life in Georgian England, helpful guides to explain your route round the house. We also did a tour of the Kitchens, a separate building, again very knowledgeable guide that made the tour very interesting. It wasn’t very busy so felt we could take our time and we were not hurried through the Palace.
Would definitely recommend.
Written July 14, 2023
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WonderingHistorian1536
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I visit the Gardens regularly, Kew Palace is a tiny gem within and well worth a visit. Not gonna lie, some of the staff members looked unapproachable and just completely bored being there (hence the 4 star review) however I would love to say a big thank you to Matthew who guided me through the attic and the Tudor wine basement during his Hidden Spaces Tour. His kind smile and enthusiasm made my day. Very much enjoyed listening to his tour and getting to know some bits of history with him. Thank you Matthew, you’re amazing!!!!!
Written July 13, 2023
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Luci C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I took my parents to the 2pm Hidden Spaces tour on the 10th June and it was just fantastic. Unfortunately I can’t recall the name of the guide herself but she was absolutely wonderful, full of knowledge and humour with lots of interesting anecdotes. She answered all questions with ease and was the perfect guide for the whistle-stop tour. As a historian specialising in the Georgian period, it was lovely to see not only these hidden spaces but this wonderful guide bringing them to life with such ease. :)
Written June 10, 2023
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suegrah2015
Kendal, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Visited the Kitchen Gardens of Kew Palace today and enjoyed the very informative and at times amusing guided tour of the kitchens by Matthew who was magnificently attired in period costume. Well worth a visit! Thank you Matthew!
Written May 1, 2023
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gail r
Leicester, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Thank you to Vanessa your knowledge was brilliant and you are so focused on the customer experience for such a young lady. Well done, keep it up. 💯
Written April 15, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Kew Palace is located on the outer edges of Kew Gardens. Lovely old building and very greatly decorated. Note that it closes at 4pm.
Written September 24, 2022
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I thought it was a wonderful experience.
Not like the grand garish famous palaces which are great, but this is an authentic home rather than an exhibition .
Has a real authentic feel about it.
Written July 28, 2022
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photoop2016
County Dublin, Ireland97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Really enjoyed all the varied aspects of the gardens. Such a fabulous collection of plants from around the world. The greenhouses are spectacular - make sure you go upstairs (plants and engineering are so cool). Lovely for families and couples.
Written July 25, 2022
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