Best place for a drink in the summer
The Coach & Horses pub serves reasonably priced drinks and has a large terrace overlooking Kew Green making it the ideal place for a drink on a summer’s evening.
Best place to catch a play
The Orange Tree Theatre in nearby Richmond hosts a number of performances throughout the year and aim to showcase unknown writers and actors. It’s a small, intimate venue.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, also referred to as Kew Gardens, was established in 1759 and declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. It isone of the biggest tourist attractions in London.
There are plenty of chic restaurants and pubs to choose from in Kew. On the first Sunday of every month the Kew Village Market opens for business, serving a range of artisanal food stuffs, crafts and everything in between. It’s run completely by the local community and donates a proportion of its profits to charity.
Best place for a special occasion
The Glasshouse Restaurant holds a Michelin star and has won many other industry awards. Their Chef has travelled the world acquiring expertise and skill. They also have a knowledgeable sommelier and extensive wine list. It’s a great place to go for a special occasion.
Best place to pick up a bouquet
Zita Elze is a florist with a background in interior design. In addition to providing flowers for events, she is also the creator of the ‘Living Embroidery’ Bridal Collection, a collection of bridal wear adorned in flowers.
Take a look at her blog for a bright dash of colour.
There aren’t many underground stations in this little part of the capital, but getting into central London is still easy.
Kew Gardens – District line, London Overground Services, mainline services
There are also two nearby mainline services just on the North side of the River, Kew Bridge and Chiswick. Both stations run regular services to Waterloo. The neighbouring Richmond Station also has services to Waterloo and Stratford.
The petals were voluminous enough to be stirred by the summer breeze, and when they moved, the red, blue and yellow lights passed one over the other, staining an inch of the brown earth beneath with a spot of the most intricate colour.Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf
306 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3NG.
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