World Heritage Gardens only 20 minutes from central London
Explore the world's most famous garden and London's largest Unesco World Heritage Site with your knowledgeable private guide.
We will visit the 19 C greenhouses with tropical plants, the Princess Diana Conservatory, William Kent's eccentric Chinese Pagoda, the English country garden, the Japanese Gardens and much more. . .
Kids will love to climb the top tree walk or visit the Bee hive of Kew Gardens. Listen to fascinating stories of royalty who once lived in Kew Palace, learn how the Victorians heated their greenhouses with complicated heating systems, about the storm of 1987 which destroyed many ancient trees, etc. . . .
There is a great souvenir and gift store onsite and the possibility to enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery.
Make your own way from central London to Kew Gardens Station, 20 min by underground or 35 min by taxi.
Your guide will wait for you at Kew Gardens Station exit if you travel by underground or at the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Gardens on Kew Road if you come by taxi.
We will visit the Gardens most important sites including some Victorian green houses, the Water Lilly House, The English Garden, Kew Palace and more. I will tell you fascinating facts and anecdotes of the gardens interesting history.
After the visit you may want to decide to stay and have lunch or enjoy afternoon tea in one of the restaurants in the gardens or browse in the gift store before making your way back to your hotel by public transport or taxi.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Kew Gardens Station exit if you are traveling by train or underground from central London.
At the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Gardens on Kew Road if you are traveling from central London by taxi.
Pickup at other locations (hotel, airport, etc) can be arranged at an additional cost. Please contact me for the details.
End location: Kew Gardens.
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour.
People who cannot walk too far distance can take (at additional cost) a little sightseeing train within Kew Gardens, which drives you around the gardens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Pound Sterling - Entrance fee to Kew Gardens, currently £17 for adults , £15 for over 60 years old and students, £5 for children ( 4-16), free for kids under 4.
Free entry for your guide.
(If you pre-buy your tickets online, you pay 10% less than at the gate on the day)
I am not a driver guide but can organise a chauffeured car to take us around at leisure.
Alternatively we can visit places by public transport, on foot or by black cab taxi.
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Excellent tour. Great tour guide