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Parking at Kew Gardens


Kew Gardens in London has four major entrances, but only one of them, the Brentford Gate, has a parking lot. 

Entrance Overview Kew Gardens

Visitors can get into Kew Gardens from any of the following four entrances:

Victoria Gate is the most famous entrance of all and provides quick access to the Palm House and Temperate House. It lies at the southeastern wall of the Gardens, only a five-minute walk from the Kew Gardens Bus Station.

Brentford Gate is the only entrance with a car parking lot.

Lions Gate allows quick access to the Great Pagoda. It is also a good access point for the Kew Treetop Walkway.

The Elizabeth Gate is most convenient for visitors traveling by boat from Westminster.

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Kew Gardens car park

Parking at Kew Gardens is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Planning is crucial, as availability cannot be guaranteed.

Learn more about Kew Garden Entrances.

Kew Gardens Car Park (TW9 3AF)

The Kew Gardens Car Park is located at Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate.

The famous Children’s Garden at Kew is near the Brentford gate.

Parking is free for motorcycles and mopeds.

Blue Badge Holders (People with disabilities) get free parking in disabled access spaces.

The car park closes 30 minutes after the Garden Closing Time.

Parking Cost: £9

Note: The Herbarium car park is the overflow car park on weekends when the Ferry Lane car park is full.

Free Parking Near Kew Gardens

After 12 noon, you can park at Hatherley Road near the Victoria Entrance at Kew Gardens free of charge, but the parking spaces are very limited as it is a residential area.

Distance from Victoria Gate: 330 meters (0.2 miles)

Time Taken: Four-minute walk

Parking Around Kew Gardens

No parking is allowed on Kew Road (A307). Check the Richmond Council website for updates.

You can also use the Just Park app to find nearby parking spots.

Several other parking spots are available in the vicinity

There are parking restrictions on residential streets around Kew.

Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)

  • Three disabled access parking bays and a drop-off area.
  • There is no coach park at Kew Gardens.

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Richmond Athletic Grounds (TW9 2SF)

Note: Kew Gardens is not affiliated with Just Park.

National Archives Car Park

Time: You can reach the Elizabeth Gate at Kew Garden in 15 minutes (on foot) from this parking space.

  • Pre-book your parking space at the National Archives facility (TW9 4DU).
  • Access to the car park is available 40 minutes before your time slot.
  • Please note that this car park operates on a pre-book-only basis.

Kew Gardens parking for bikes

Kew Gardens has bicycle racks at all four gates. 

The racks at Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate are inside gates behind booths. 

Please remember that the Garden staff does not ensure the safety of your bikes, and you are leaving them at your own risk. 

How to get to Kew Gardens?

The Kew Gardens are located in Southwest London, on the banks of the River Thames.

Address: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England. Get Directions.

Rental Cars and Taxis are easily available for hire in Kew Gardens. 

Put on Google Maps to find your way to the Gardens.

Can I take vehicles inside the Kew Gardens?

Kew Gardens does not allow cars, bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, or scooters inside. 

Electric wheelchairs are allowed on the pathways.

Does the Kew Garden provide wheelchairs for its disabled patrons?

Wheelchairs are available for use at the entrance, but they are in a limited capacity.

The Kew Gardens are committed to providing full access to mobility-impaired patrons, but some places will remain inaccessible due to the nature of the terrain.

What If I want to avoid the hassle of parking?

The best way to visit the Kew Gardens is through public transportation, away from the hassle of parking and parking charges. 

Parking is even more of a problem during special events such as Christmas at Kew Gardens.

How to get to Kew Gardens with public transportation

You can take a bus, a train, or a ferry to the Kew Gardens in London, as the Gardens are well connected with public transportation. 

By Bus

Kew Gardens bus station is a three-minute walk away from the Victoria Gate entrance. 

West Park Road (Y) is a four-minute entrance to Victoria Gate entrance.

Bus line 65 stops close to Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate, and Victoria Gate.

Bus line 110 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate. 

Bus lines 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

By Train

Richmond station is a 25-minute walk away from Victoria Gate and a 15-minute walk away from the Lion Gate. 

Take the 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

Kew Bridge station is 1.2 km (0.8 miles)  from Elizabeth Gate via Kew Bridge. 

By Tube (Subway)

Kew Garden station is just a five-minute walk away.

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