Christmas at Kew

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year at Kew Gardens as our magical winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021.


Kew Gardens, Richmond, United Kingdom

Christmas at Kew

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year at Kew Gardens as our magical winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021.


Kew Gardens, Richmond, United Kingdom

What you need to know

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year at Kew Gardens as our magical winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021.

Enjoy our annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display.

Journey through the mesmerising flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way.

Location

Kew Gardens
Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE United Kingdom

Entry and exit

Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR)
Lion Gate (TW9 2DF)
Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)
Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF)
The Kew Ferry Lane car park is close to Brentford Gate and open as usual.
Pay & Display still applies.
If you don’t have a ticket for Kew Gardens, you won’t be allowed to come in, so avoid paying for your parking without valid entry.

By bike
We love to welcome cyclists to our Gardens.
There are bicycle racks at all four gates. At Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate, the racks are inside the gates behind the booths.
Bikes left outside our gates are left at your own risk. 
The limited number of lockers at Victoria Gate are closed off.
We do not allow bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters into the Gardens.

By car
Please note: Parking around Kew is extremely limited. Consider walking or cycling to us if you are able to.

Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF)
Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate - You will still need to book a time slot to Kew Gardens
Limited parking available in the car park Parking costs £7 per day. You can pay on site, or with the paybyphone app.No charge for motorcycles and mopedsBlue badge holders park for free in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if fullCar park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens closeThe Herbarium car park will operate as a weekend overflow car park, opening at the point that the Ferry Lane car park gets fullParking around Kew GardensThere is no parking allowed on Kew Road (A307)  Check Richmond council website for parking updates.Try the Just Park app to find parking near Kew Gardens.Restrictions apply on most residential streets around Kew Three disabled access parking bays and drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)There is no coach park at KewRichmond Athletic Grounds (TW9 2SF)Check out the Just Park app for Richmond Athletic Grounds. It's about 20 min walk to Victoria Gate.By busRoute 65 stops close to Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate.

Route 110 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate. 
Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

By train

Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge.
Richmond station has lift and level access. Take 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

By tube

Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground.
There is no level access from the westbound platform. It is possible to continue one stop to Richmond and catch a tube back to use the eastbound platform which does have level access.