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Kew Area Guide

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On the south side of the river Thames, in between Richmond and Barnes, is Kew, a peaceful, well cared-for and leafy suburb. It’s one of the most popular places to live in South West London due to its excellent transport links, village feel and close proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of London’s top visitor attractions.

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Public transport in and around Kew is extremely well connected.

By Train

Overground trains go to Waterloo with a change at Richmond - journey time between 27 and 38 minutes. There are direct trains from Kew Bridge on the Brentford side of the river, which take 32 minutes to Waterloo.

By Bus

Kew is well serviced by buses, going into and out of London. Routes include the 65 between Ealing Broadway and Kingston, the 391 between Fulham and Richmond, the 237 between Hounslow and Shepherds Bush, and the 267 between Hampton Hill and Hammersmith.

By Car

The M4 and A4 are nearby offering providing access into and out of Central London.

Local Amenities

Kew is a village full of well-known attractions. Popular and must see places to explore in the area include; 

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Kew is fortunate enough to have a good selection of excellent private and state schools which is one of the reasons so many people choose Kew to raise a family.
State Primary Schools

State Secondary Schools

Independent Primary and Preparatory Schools

Independent Secondary Schools

Restaurants & Bars

Kew Village, next to Kew Gardens Station and Kew Green are the ‘go to’ destinations in Kew, for their parades of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Favourites amongst locals and visitors alike include;

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