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Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket provided by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket

Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket
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Save time on the day by booking your Kew Gardens admission ticket in advance
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Secure your entry to a London institution by booking your admission ticket for Kew Gardens in advance. Rather than waiting in line on the day, you’ll bypass crowds at the ticket hall and head straight inside the UNESCO-listed venue, home to thousands of plant and tree species from around the world.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed gardens at your own pace
  • Choose an entry slot that suits your schedule
  • Opt to join a walking tour of the gardens, included with your pass
What to expect
  • Discover the exquisite beauty of London’s beloved Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and its key attractions. Make your own way to Kew Gardens to begin your tour, breeze through the entrance with your pre-purchased ticket and while away the hours in this massive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the flexibility of setting your own pace and itinerary with an independent tour, or join a free guided walking tour for an informative look at some of the rare and exotic plants that blanket the 326-acre (121-hectare) site. Admire beautifully manicured landscapes at the Azalea Garden, Minka House, Bamboo Garden and Queen’s Garden, home of Kew’s oldest sculptures. Explore the elaborate walkways that course through the park; weave thorough the crowns of oak trees on the Rhizotron and Xstrara Treetop Walkway or meander down the sun-dappled Holly Walk to spot 130-year-old trees. As you wander, visit monumental buildings like the Royal Kew Palace and the 10-story Pagoda, a gorgeous octagonal structure in the southwest corner of the park. Head into the Temperate House – an original Victorian glasshouse – to view sub-tropical flora including the massive Chilean Wine Palm. Stop along the way to rest in a quaint sitting nook or head to one of the estate’s four cafés for lunch or tea (own expense). 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed gardens at your own pace
  • Choose an entry slot that suits your schedule
  • Opt to join a walking tour of the gardens, included with your pass
What to expect
  • Discover the exquisite beauty of London’s beloved Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and its key attractions. Make your own way to Kew Gardens to begin your tour, breeze through the entrance with your pre-purchased ticket and while away the hours in this massive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the flexibility of setting your own pace and itinerary with an independent tour, or join a free guided walking tour for an informative look at some of the rare and exotic plants that blanket the 326-acre (121-hectare) site. Admire beautifully manicured landscapes at the Azalea Garden, Minka House, Bamboo Garden and Queen’s Garden, home of Kew’s oldest sculptures. Explore the elaborate walkways that course through the park; weave thorough the crowns of oak trees on the Rhizotron and Xstrara Treetop Walkway or meander down the sun-dappled Holly Walk to spot 130-year-old trees. As you wander, visit monumental buildings like the Royal Kew Palace and the 10-story Pagoda, a gorgeous octagonal structure in the southwest corner of the park. Head into the Temperate House – an original Victorian glasshouse – to view sub-tropical flora including the massive Chilean Wine Palm. Stop along the way to rest in a quaint sitting nook or head to one of the estate’s four cafés for lunch or tea (own expense). 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5809KEW
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3–4 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Admission ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 May 2021
A note from Kew Gardens Entrance Ticket
Admission time slots have been introduced for all visitors. All visitors to Kew Gardens aged 16 and over are requested to check-in using the NHS COVID-19 app upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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mrstraveller1
York, UK1,650 contributions
Jan 2022
This review is specifically for the Kew at Christmas light trail which runs from mid November to early January. Kew is the perfect backdrop for this display, it is fabulous, particularly the finale. A magical array of lights, laser, music & water fountains which will appeal to all ages. It takes around 60 to 90 minutes to walk the trail. Really well organised with various entrances & exits, allocated time slots & ample loos & food/drink stops, be it a hot choc stall or full scale restaurant. It was quiet during our visit despite being a sell out - an upside of Covid measures perhaps.
Kew Tube is a 5 to 10 minute walk away.
Written 8 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Selina B
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Myself and my husband had booked to go to Christmas at Kew Gardens on 28th December, but couldn't go due to having Covid over Christmas and isolating. I tried to call them by phone with no luck. I then tried emailing on 27th December explaining that I would like them to be rescheduled or have a refund. I still haven't received even a response back from them.

What a waste of money and very disappointed that they can't even respond back to you. I will not be booking next year.
Written 5 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisabeth L
4 contributions
Dec 2021
I've been a member here for a couple of years now and am lucky to be able to visit frequently. Every visit is different. The changing seasons, the different plants and flowers - always something new to see.
Written 30 December 2021
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Christina
Leicester, UK158 contributions
My husband and I visited Kew Gardens for their #ChristmasAtKew event just before Christmas. We arrived for 7.20pm at the Lion Gate entrance, which was easy to find.

Information about the event suggested 75 minutes walk round for the whole trail which was about right (however this didn't include any food/beverage stops, or shopping/attractions).

There was a great range of displays to see and I thought it was great value for money. We had only been to one other Light Festival before this and it compared well to our previous experience.

What I will say is that, despite staggered entry times, Kew Gardens seemed to be a tad overcrowded. I have sensory issues and the amount of people around was a bit much. Unfortunately at some points, you were stuck behind large groups with prams or people would stop in the middle of oaths to take photos, rather than stepping to the side. I don't really know if there is anything you can do to help ease these issues, but I definitely feel that some areas were far too narrow for pushchairs and that perhaps the event was oversubscribed.

Nevertheless, we always had a good view of what we wanted to see. We weren't bothered about the rides and having food so I can't comment on that. We would come back again in the future.
Written 30 December 2021
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ElaineH24
UK50 contributions
We purchased 8 tickets for entrance into Kew Gardens between 1pm - 1.45pm and arrived at about 1.30pm. Sadly Kew’s website does not inform you that everything is closed at 2pm (including the treetop walk, glasshouses and cafe) and you will be ushered out of the gardens at 3pm, to allow for the evening light event which starts at 4.20pm. This needs to be made clear!! Our visit sadly was rather a waste of time and money.
Written 28 December 2021
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James H
5 contributions
Visited the great Xmas lights of Kew, a brilliant display of Christmas fair, a long walk way to see everything however very pretty, with festive music, kids loved the visit.

Every 200 meters there are food stalls all selling food and “mulled wine” bought churros very fresh and very tasty. Just a little concerned there was no masks worn by some vendors other than that a great evening had by all 🥳🎄🎅
Written 18 December 2021
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MichaelClark
Bognor Regis, UK8 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited the Christmas Lights at Kew and were completely spellbound by the different light displays, the music and the artistry which went into each display.
Food and drink stations easily available and of good quality.
A magical way to start Christmas.
Stay safe
Written 17 December 2021
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Basugo
Peterborough, UK18 contributions
Nov 2021
Really enjoyed the fairly long walk around Kew with different lighting experiences, often with music. Only down side was the catering, Really expensive and certainly the vegan hot dog I had was thrown away after one bite - and I am far from a fussy eater!
Written 6 December 2021
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK736 contributions
Booked online without a problem. Do read the website as at this time of year some parts are closed and some of the buildings close at 2pm. The website gives the postcode for the car park in Ferry Lane, which gives you access to Kew via Brentford Gate. Parking is £7 via pay and display machine (coins not accepted). Email tickets scanned on entry. Loads of wheelchairs available at the various entrances.
Using the free map you can easily find your way around. It is a big area so be prepared to walk. There are some must see areas, including the Palm House and the Tree-tops walk. The outside areas are well maintained and it’s lovely to walk around. Toilets and some cafes are located in different places, all shown on the map. Overall a very good few hours spent looking at amazing plants and trees in a beautiful setting.
Written 5 December 2021
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peacefullife
London, UK143 contributions
We went to the Japanese event and had a nice time. Not as much there as I thought there might be.

Street food was good but we only found 1 place to buy from. More would have been nice.

Kew is an amazing place and well worth a visit.
Written 2 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
KevinRayment
KevinRayment
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Great light show
Loved the light show again this year. It was good that the path took a different route this year. It was a change t
AmnaAlblooshi
AmnaAlblooshi
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Magical
We went to the Christmas at Kew event and can’t recommend it more! Magical, ethereal and breathtaking experience..
valerieaI4379JU
valerieaI4379JU
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Great day at Kew Gardens
Great day at Kew. Lots to see and do. Restaurants/cafes are very expensive - very cheeky charging extra for paper
DawnDancer
DawnDancer
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Very good ,atmospheric
We were pleased to get tickets for this event its popular so as soon as tickets go on sale they sell quick especial
Dushinka
Dushinka
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Christmas!
We have visited ‘ Christmas at Kew ‘ about 7 times and it just gets better and better . Everything from the lights
DeanS138
DeanS138
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Xmas At Kew
We visited Wed before Xmas . We booked parking easy to find short walk to trail . We have been numerous times bef
steven d
steven d
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Wonderful Time at Kew
Visited recently to see the lights and laser shows for the Christmas at Kew event and it was stunning . Amazing l
WackyAuthor
WackyAuthor
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Kew Christmas Light Delight
The enchanting experience with a prodigious light festival at Kew Gardens was an incredible experience that stunned
lorrainelouisecarty
lorrainelouisecarty
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Amazing Xmas lights 2021
Christmas lights 2021. Absolutely spell binding. Amazing in a word. However masks need to be more enforced and no
Face76
Face76
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A magical Christmas
Christmas lights trail was magical, our first time but not our last. There are plenty of food/drink/ loo stops on t
Annefromryder
Annefromryder
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Stunning light show
We visited Kew last night with our friends. We pre booked our time slot. The light shows on the walk round were abs
Johnjplan
Johnjplan
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Christmas Magic at Kew
We have just spent a magical hour & half walking round the gardens and cannot praise the experience highly enough.
Mike-oxloong
Mike-oxloong
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Christmas at Kew Gardens - dont bother
I did christmas at kew in 2020 and really enjoyed it- this year however it was a big let down and wont bother going
SidneyUk
SidneyUk
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Christmas at Kew
Very average experience for us. Children would probably love it though. The lights are lovely, some much better tha
maelucy24
maelucy24
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Nice, but too many visitors at once
Lovely displays and definitely good value for money with how much there is to see. Nice shop too with a range of it
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