Pagoda at Kew  

 
 
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Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB
 
 
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Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:30
 
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Pagoda at KewThe ornate Pagoda at Kew affords spectacular views across the botanical gardens and beyond, across the rooftops of London. If you visit the gardens it is well worth the extra cash, and effort to climb its 253 steps and admire the vistas and the design of this striking structure.

The Pagoda is a prime example of the Chinoiserie craze which swept into the UK during the mid-18th century. Designed by architect William Chambers - the man behind Somerset House - this was a quite different project drawing on his time spent working in the Far East with the Swedish East India Company. The 50-metre tall octagonal tower tapers in as it rises 10 storeys in the air, colourfully decorated with ostentatious dragons.

From the top you can glimpse landmarks such as Battersea Power Station and the London Eye, whilst on a clear day the view extends to encompass the arch of the new Wembley stadium and Canary Wharf.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Kew Gardens Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Old Deer Park
 
20 minutes walk
 
Syon House Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Ealing
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £37  25% off
67-75 Broadway, W13 | 2.4 miles from Pagoda at Kew
Located just a 25 minute tube ride away from central London, the Holiday Inn Express London Ealing is close enough to enjoy all that the city ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  35% off
Commerce Road, TW8 | 19 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
If you want a place to stay that combines the sleepy, leafy charm of West London with access to the town centre, then you could hardly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Syon Park
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £88  38% off
Syon Park, TW8 | 21 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ... More
 
 
 
 
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Kew Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
Built in 1631 for merchant Samuel Fortrey, and later acquired by George II as an annexe to Kew House, Kew Palace served as a family country ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Charlotte's Cottage
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kew Gardens Richmond, Surrey, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
King George III's country retreat. Built in 1772 and nestled among bluebell woods, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage was used regularly by the royal family as a cooling summer ... More
 
 
 
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The National Archives
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ruskin Avenue, TW9 | 9 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world. From ... More
 
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
 
 
 
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Shirley Sherwood Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
Home to thousands of rare plant species and housing an impressive archive, Kew Gardens is the obvious place to stage the world's first gallery dedicated to ... More
 
 
 
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Musical Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
368 High Street, TW8 | 7 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Experience the fascinating world of automatic musical instruments at this unusual, melodious museum. The many instruments housed here were all designed to provide music at the ... More
 
 
 
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Orchids Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th February to 5th March 2017
Pagoda at Kew, Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
A stunning visual treat, this year's Orchids Festival at Kew is inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and plant life of India. Thousands of orchids and ...More
 
 
 
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Orchid Festival 2017
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 4th February to 5th March 2017 - Various Times
Pagoda at Kew, Kew, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
The annual celebration of India's vibrant plants and culture includes floral displays, film screenings in the Princess of Wales Conservatory,hands-on sessions with volunteer guides and Indian-inspired ...More
 
 
 
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Watermans
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 | 7 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
An attractive multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre on the river in Brentford, Watermans is a real draw in this part of town. The 238-seat theatre shows a ... More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Bath Road, W4 | 34 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ... More
 
 
 
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 35 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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Oliver's Wholefoods Store
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
5 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 | 9 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Oliver's in Kew is how wholefood stores used to be and we wish still were - the giant US-owned Wholefood Stores could learn a thing or ... More
 
 
 
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Zita Elze
London > Shopping > Florists
287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 13 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
This wonderful flower shop in Kew is run by Zita Elze who won a silver-gilt medal in her RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut. Brazilian by birth, ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham House Butchers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
229 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 28 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The Wyndham House flagship butchers on the Fulham Road fast built up a reputation as one of London's best butchers. This third family-run operation in Chiswick ... More
 
 
 
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The Botanist on Kew Green
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from Pagoda at Kew
Perched in an enviable position on the corner of Kew Green in Richmond, this charming local re-opened as The Botanist on Kew Green in 2014 with ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
10B Kew Green, TW9 | 3 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The Kew Grill is one of two restaurants that TV chef Anthony Worrall Thompson managed to save from the administrators at the begninning of 2009. Along ... More
 
 
 
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Ma Cuisine Bistrot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 | 9 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Ma Cuisine is a model of simple sophistication. Fresh ingredients and traditional recipes are handled simply and satisfying with no homage paid to the latest food ... More
 
 
 
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Wendell Park Primary School
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Cobbold Road, W12 | 2.3 miles from Pagoda at Kew
A west London school for 3 to 11 year olds, Wendell Park Primary is housed a Victorian school on Cobbold Road overlooking ... More
 
 
 
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 28 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
 
 
 
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The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 36 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
 
 
 
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Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kew Gardens, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
Walk among the tree tops at Kew Gardens when you take the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway, 18 metres above the ground. Designed by Marks Barfield ... More
 
 
 
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 20 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ... More
 
 
 
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Syon Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
London Road, TW8 | 21 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Syon Park encompasses 30 acres of gardens and 200 acres of parkland attached to the Duke of Northumberland's London home, Syon House. The attractively landscaped ... More
 
 
 
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The Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 | 4 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
The smallest of four pubs on Kew Green, The Greyhound closed down in 2009 amid fears for its future. Now back open and with its former ... More
 
 
 
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The Bell and Crown
London > Nightlife > Pubs
11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
There's very little to choose between the pubs along this exceptionally attractive stretch of the Thames, but The Bell and Crown, a Fuller's pub with good ... More
 
 
 
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The City Barge
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27 Strand on the Green, W4 | 9 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Following an extensive refurbishment in late May 2014, this historic 14th century Thames-side pub in Chiswick re-opened as The City Barge, a welcoming bar with a ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 2.7 miles from Pagoda at Kew
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 30 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
 
 
 
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 34 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | Same location as Pagoda at Kew
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Syon Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 21 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
There have been gardens at Syon for over 500 years. They include herbaceous beds, a large lake, a rose garden with 100 different varieties of old-fashioned ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 27 minutes from Pagoda at Kew
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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