I have been saying for years now that I need to get back to Kew Gardens and was waiting for the full blossom to get back, but for most weekends the weather was actually too cloudy for me to go, and then last weekend we had a nice afternoon!
It’s a shame this was only my 2nd visit, especially when I can literally walk there. But sometimes we never explore what we have closer to home. I guess that having Richmond Park for free makes a difference most of the times. Actually I could just apply for the yearly pass, which is an excellent idea if you plan to go there more than twice a year. For all information click here.
It’s not everyday you can walk on top of trees! This definitely feels like you are part of Jurassic Park Movie 🙂
How to reach Kew Gardens
* The easiest way to reach Kew Gardens is by taking the underground – Richmond line and stopping at Kew Gardens (District Line)
* You can also take the train from London Waterloo and strop at Kew Bridge – it’s a short walk from the train station – pretty much crossing the bridge and you’re there. If you take this route maybe you can have a beer @ One over the ait (It’s my favourite pub!)
* You can also take any train to Richmond and then take Bus 65 direction Ealing Broadway
* Other possible routes would be train / underground to ealing broadway or south ealing and then taking Bus 65 direction to Kingston
Where to eat
* Actually you have a few options within Kew Gardens itself like Orangery
* If you fancy an historical tea, amazing scones and pies check The Maids of Honour, is brilliantly located near the Victoria Gate (One of the main entries for Kew Gardens)
* Fancy a good steak? Then head to Kew Grill – booking recommended
* For a unique moment and delicious food head to The Glasshouse – also located in the Kew High Road
* If you fancy a brunch and some bubbles, Rock & Rose is the place for you
* Finally, if you want to relax and have a nice beer check The Botanist – they actually have their own beers, from which I would recommend night porter for the stout.
For my first visit to Kew Gardens check here.
Have you been in Kew Gardens before? Any tips you would like to share?
Wish you all a great week ahead