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Kew Palace

 KidRated’s Kew Palace Top Tips:

  • Kew Palace is only open from April-September
  • Check out the kitchens which remain unchanged since 1818!
  • A good place to explore if your kids grow bored of flowers and plants in Kew Gardens

 

Located in the beautiful Kew Gardens, Kew Palace is the third palace in the gardens that has held this name. It was designed by King George III and is now open for public viewing.

 

Your kids will love exploring Kew Palace. Is your child’s bedroom fit for a prince or a princess? Find out by comparing it to the bedrooms of Queen Charlotte’s and George III daughters. You can also look around the Royal Kitchens, finding out about their history and the staff that worked in them.

 

The Royal Menu, offering six or seven plates in each part of the three-course meal, is also on display for you to wonder at. Beside the palace lies Queen Charlotte’s gorgeous rustic cottage which housed kangaroos during the 1800s. Overall, this palace is definitely worth a visit when you come to Kew.

 

Royal palace-lovers should also check out Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle.


Booking Advice:

  • You must buy admission to Kew Gardens to enter the Palace.
  • Even if you are a Historic Royal Palaces member.
  • Once in Kew Gardens, the palace is FREE.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Where:

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond
Surrey TW9 3AB

Phone number:

+44 (0)844 482 7777

Website:

Opening hours:

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.

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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • It doesn’t take long to visit Kew Palace but it’s a nice addition to a day at Kew Gardens at no extra cost.
  • There is a family trail to give you a reason to take the kids.
  • It’s pretty close to the kid’s play area so try not to let them know that so you do get to see the Palace.

You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at aboutlondonlaura.com 

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