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20 Attractions to Explore Near Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. It consists of 132 hectares (330 acres) of gardens and botanical glasshouses. Its living collections includes some of the 27,000 taxa and the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal specimens.

Nearby Attractions

Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace8.02 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

A residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and displays many paintings and other objects from the Royal Collection.

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum8.49 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture, and also for the specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

Science Museum
Science Museum8.65 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, the Apollo 10 command module, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, among many others.

Northala Fields
Northala Fields8.69 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Northala Fields is a country park beside the A40 with four circular artificial hills. It was opened in 2008 and consists of four artificial hills standing next to the A40 Western Avenue, as well as several fishing lakes, a large field area a children's play area, and an adjacent café.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum8.77 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

World's largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace8.85 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Along with St James' Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many the King Henry VIII owned. The palace has two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. It currently is open to the public displaying many of its original furnitures still in their original position, in addition to the works of art from the Royal Collection.

Hyde Park London
Hyde Park London9.53 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Largest Royal Park in London, divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. The park covers 142 hectares (350 acres) and it is a popular spot for demonstrations, parades and other events.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum10.72 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Situated in Baker Street, bearing the number 221B, this private museum is dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The Georgian town house which the museum occupies was built in 1815 and was formerly used as a boarding house from 1860 to 1936. It covers the period of 1881 to 1904 when the stories describe Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson residing there as tenants of Mrs Hudson.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace10.93 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Symbol and home of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. The palace has 775 rooms, and the garden is the largest private garden in London. The staterooms, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public each year for most of August and September and on some days in winter and spring.

Stockley Park
Stockley Park10.96 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Stockley Park is a unique place, where you’ll find a unique opportunity for your business. With excellent transport links, award-winning accommodation, and a host of amenities to help you create and enjoy the best environment for your business. The 350-acre site was transformed in the late 1980s into a commercial science park, now regarded as the foremost development on the ‘West London Corridor’.

Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts11.31 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Institution to to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The Royal Academy has an important collection of books, archives and works of art accessible for research and display.

St James's Park
St James's Park11.44 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This 23-hectare (57-acre) park has a small lake, St James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island and Duck Island, the latter named for the lake's collection of waterfowl. A resident colony of pelicans has been a feature of the park since a Russian ambassador donated them to Charles II in 1664.

London Zoo
London Zoo11.68 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

World's oldest scientific zoo. Today, it houses a collection of 673 species of animals, with 19,289 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. The zoo was home to the only living quagga ever to be photographed and the it held a number of now extinct Tasmanian tigers.

Tate Britain
Tate Britain11.70 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

National gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day. Houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner. It is one of the largest museums in United Kingdom.

Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms11.80 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey11.86 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Gothic abbey church which is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. It is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history (including at least sixteen monarchs, eight Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior).

Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster12.05 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Meeting place for the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Contains over 1,100 rooms organised symmetrically around two series of courtyards and which has a floor area of 112,476 m2 (1,210,680 sq ft). Part of the New Palace's area of 3.24 hectares (8 acres) was reclaimed from the River Thames, which is the setting of its nearly 300-metre long (980 ft) facade, called the River Front.

The National Gallery
The National Gallery12.06 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is among the most visited art museums in the world.

Big Ben
Big Ben12.09 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

When completed in 1859, its clock was the largest and most accurate four-faced striking and chiming clock in the world. The tower stands 315 feet (96 m) tall, and the climb from ground level to the belfry is 334 steps. Its base is square, measuring 39 feet (12 m) on each side. Dials of the clock are 23 feet (7.0 m) in diameter.

SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium
SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium12.48 KMs away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Has over 350 species from every major environment across the globe. You can also see daily dives and feeding sessions. The glass tunnel walkway offers views from underneath a Tropical Ocean.