Kew Palace


The smallest and most private of the English royal palaces, Kew was the royal family's favourite country retreat in the late 18th century.

The palace was built in the early 17th century by the merchant Samuel Fortrey. The fourth of a line of palaces at Kew, it was distinguished by its carved, ornamental brickwork and rounded gables.

It became an intermittent royal residence in the 18th century, when George II and Queen Caroline, who rented a number of buildings in the hamlet, took out a lease on the property.

Why you should go

  • Georgian architecture

  • Was home to several British monarchs

  • Beautiful gardens

Visitor information


Kew Palace

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
020 3166 6000

Opening times

24 Mar – 25 Sept Daily, 11am – 5pm

Visitor information

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