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Picturesque pocket – a delightful atmosphere between Kew Gardens and the Thames

"There's so much to see and do at Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens, from tours, to food festivals, to the beautiful greenhouses..."

Tim Perks

"Looking towards Chiswick and Brentford from Kew Bridge, you can really appreciate the picturesque quality of London's most famous natural landmark...."

Jonathan Daykin

"As the tide changes, the view changes along the Thames at Brentford..."

Jonathan Daykin

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kew locals go?

Oliver's Wholefood Store

There is no better place than Oliver's in Kew for a guilt free treat! (They have guilty ones too if that's what you are after...)

Kew Village

Fancy a coffee? A slice of cake? A sausage sandwich? Do you need a last minute present for a girlfriend? Or do you just need a post office or access to the District Line....? Head to Kew Village. There is something for everyone!

Watermans Art Centre

Watermans is to West London what the National Theatre is to Central London; theatre, independent cinema and a great children's theatre.

The Glasshouse

Exceptional Michelin star restaurant serving this delicious lamb amongst other dishes!

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Enjoy a day out all through the year in these beautiful gardens. Make sure you check out the Victorian glasshouse, which is the largest surviving structure of its type in the world.

Kew Gardens Hotel

Delicious food and a quirky interior makes this gastro pub a great choice every time. Grab a private booth, lounge on a sofa or hide up on the mezzanine.

The City Barge

Best pub in Chiswick for food, atmosphere, beer and views that look straight out onto the Thames. There is a hilarious quiz that takes place on a Wednesday and the soft shell crab burger is something else!


Great on a summer's evening with outdoor dining, Annie's is close to the Thames and serves reasonably priced food.

Grove Park Deli

The most amazing selection of deli foods and probably the best sausage rolls in the world!

The Old Stationhouse

Ant and Dec's local and right by Chiswick Station, this pub serves fantastic food!

The Smokehouse

The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!


Grab your morning coffee from here. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they even remember your name and the coffee you drink every day!

The Weir

Once home to J. M. W Turner, The Weir is a fantastic gastro pub serving hearty meals.


Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!


Time is in a lovely little bubble of shops along the River Brent. Lots of nice wraps and salads, great brunch options and with a great view as a bonus! Make sure you sit by the many windows.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Brentford, Gunnersbury, Chiswick, North Sheen, Mortlake, South Ealing, Turnham Green, East Sheen, Richmond and Old Isleworth

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Why do you find Kew a great place to live?


"Kew Gardens is an area that has the quaint air of a village and is apart of this amazing busy city of London. Being able to stroll the river and walk around the Royal Botanical Gardens. Is really a bit of heaven on earth."

February 2015


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"Kew Gardens is home to the world's largest collection of living plants at a whopping 30,000 different kinds. It also boasts over 7 million preserved plant specimens in the herbarium."

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Child-friendly activities near Kew

NCT Kew Bumps and Babies

Kew Day Nursery
Weekly group meeting every Thursday afternoon - FREE Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Thursday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby. There is no age limit so please come along whether this is your first second third or fourth baby - this group is for you as a parent/parent-to-be and that means supporting you regardless of your circumstances so older children are welcome too although please note this is not a toddler group and children must be properly supervised at all times. From time to time the group will host free taster sessions or talks and sometimes the group will start later or finish earlier. You will be required to sign in and out of the venue which is accessed via the security gate on Townmead Road and following the path round the back. Website

Gunnersbury Baptist Church

Friday Friends is very popular and caters for parents, carers and their toddlers. Please join us on Friday mornings with your toddler aged 0 - 4 for a fun filled morning, a cup and tea and some grown up converstaion. Website


Unbelievably messy experimental sensory painting and making workshops for small groups of pre-schoolers. Their aim is for both children and carers to relax and have fun with some messy creative activities. £120 for 10 consecutive sessions, £17 for drop-in BOOKING is essential. Website

Frances Lundy School of Dance

The Hayloft
Dance classes are held in: RAD Ballet Pointe ISTD Modern ISTD Tap. Classes are available for children from 2 years of age. We also offer adult ballet and tap. Website

Amanda's Action Club Chiswick

Chiswick Town Hall
Amanda's Action Club delivers interactive physical development classes that babies & toddlers just love - they're fun fitness and music. Babies can join Amanda from the age of 4 months and some sessions run up to the age of 5. Parties also available. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website


Christ Church Turnham Green
Carers and toddler group will have free play with bouncy castle, some music and story telling. Free quality tea/coffee included for carers, but do come early as places are limited! £2.50 per family Per Session Website


St Faith's Church Hall
About Tippitoes We offer: Stay & Play sessions with Music soft play apparatus circuit parachute toys & messy play. Tea coffee & cake.
  1. About Kew

    Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. Kew is best known for being the location of the Royal Botanic Gardens (now a World Heritage Site). Other points of interest include Kew Palace and The National Archives (previously known as the Public Record Office). Kew village refers to several parades of shops adjoining Kew Gardens station. It contains a mixture of independent retailers, several restaurants, including the well-reviewed The Glasshouse, and numerous cafes. Most of Kew developed in the late 19th century, following the arrival of the District Line of the Underground, and is characterised by large detached or semi-detached houses. It is a popular residential area because of its transport links and proximity to Kew Gardens.

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