Serviced Apartments in Kew

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Kew is, of course, world-famous for its botanical gardens, which offer Londoners the chance to step into an oasis of flora and foliage with its stunning array of plant life from around the world. However, Kew is also an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers, who are looking to step outside of the hustle and bustle of London but still require easy access to the city centre. Located in the district of Richmond, Kew is a leafy suburb that offers a relaxed, town-like ambience despite being just thirty minutes outside of the centre of England’s capital. Naturally, this makes the area highly desirable and serviced apartments in Kew are amongst the most sought after properties outside of the city centre. TheSqua.re offer a selection of Kew accommodation, representing some of the finest property available in the area. 

Some of the most noteworthy properties include:

All of the TheSqua.re’s Kew apartments offer tastefully furnished interiors, with contemporary furnishings to ensure a perfect balance of style and comfort. The inclusion of mod cons such as home entertainment and air conditioning, as well as kitchen facilities, make them particularly suitable for those looking to make an extended stay in Kew. What’s more, serviced apartments in Kew also offer many of the benefits usually associated with hotels, such as room servicing and even reception and concierge services where available.

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Where to Stay in Kew

Kew occupies an area along the Thames to the west of London. It is particularly popular with those who enjoy the outdoors, as it is located between two huge expanses of parkland and open area - namely the Royal Botanic Gardens and Richmond Park, as well as several other, smaller green spaces. Anyone looking to enjoy the gardens will find that apartments along Ennerdale Road or Kew Gardens road put them just a stone’s throw away, whilst those who prefer the wide expanses of Richmond Park might prefer the south side of the village, along Manor Road. Most of the shops and restaurants are located in close proximity to the overground station, so those looking to be close to such amenities will be best suited to accommodation near Royal Parade or High Park Road. 

However, Kew still maintains a village-like atmosphere and most places are easily walkable, meaning that any apartments in the area are likely to be close to the local shops and amenities as well as the attractions.

Facts about Kew

Kew is a district in the London Borough of Richmond upon the Thames with historic links to the British monarchy. Just over 7 miles from Charing Cross, it is one of the most sought-after commuter zones in England, yet maintains a pleasant suburban atmosphere and is known for its expansive parks and, of course, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the grounds of which also contain Kew Palace. Kew is also famous for being the location of the National Archives, which holds many historically important documents - including the Domesday Book, commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1066. Below are a few other interesting facts about Kew and its world-famous gardens:

  • Kew Gardens Station is the only tube stop with its own pub
  • The botanical gardens are home to the world’s oldest pot plant - an enormous Jurassic cycad brought to Kew in 1770
  • The tea house at Kew Gardens was burned down by the Suffragettes in 1913
  • Kew Palace is the smallest of British royal residences and provided a popular country getaway for the monarchy in the reign of George III (1760-1820)
  • The famous Kew Gardens pagoda was used to test bombs during World War 2 - holes were cut in each floor to allow for drop-testing
  • There are around 10,000 plants from 1,500 species in the Temperate House at Kew Gardens - including some of the rarest and most threatened on earth. 
  • Storms across the UK in 1987 inspired a scientific breakthrough

Things to Do in Kew

Kew is a fantastic location not just for exploring London, but also Richmond and the neighbouring county of Surrey. Thanks to its location alone, Kew offers visitors the choice between exploring the city or exploring the countryside proper, not to mention its own abundance of parks and green spaces. 

Q. How long does it take to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew?

Kew Gardens make for a fantastic day out. Covering some 121 hectares, there is a lot to explore. Whilst the grounds can be walked round in a day, those staying locally may find they prefer to split their visit over one, or several days. Perhaps even enjoying a picnic in the grounds or eating in one of the fantastic restaurants onsite. 

Q. What else is there to do in Kew, besides the gardens?

There is more to Kew than its impressive gardens. Visitors can also explore one of several quirky museums, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy an evening out in one of the many fantastic bars, restaurants and pubs in the district. 

Q. Are there any free things to do in Kew?

Whilst the most famous attractions in the area will charge an entry fee, there are still several free things to do in Kew or the surrounding areas. The stunning Richmond Park is just a short walk away and frees to walk around, or alternatively it costs nothing to enjoy a stroll along the Thames. When the weather’s not so good, there is even a local museum offering free admission. 

Places to Visit in Kew

Many visitors to Kew are happy to simply stroll around its picturesque avenues and enjoy lunch or dinner in a local pub. There are plenty of great spots for shopping too, or simply enjoying the sunshine in one of the local parks. However, for those looking to do more serious sightseeing, the district has plenty of attractions - either in the immediate vicinity of within walking distance. Below are some of the top attractions in Kew or nearby:

  • Royal Botanical Gardens - a sprawling collection of flora from around the globe, covering over 300 acres and boasting a stunning Victorian greenhouse

  • Richmond Park - Stunning 2500-acre park and National Nature Reserve famous for its stags and their impressive antlers

  • The Richmond Museum - Small museum just a short distance from Kew, charting the area's history and contribution to the local economy

  • The National Archives - Home to historically significant documents with a museum and library on site

  • Ham House and Garden - 17th century stately home with ornate gardens - a testament to the region’s historical prosperity

  • WWT London Wetland Centre - Nature centre with bird watching and information points for walkers

  • Syon House - One of London’s last great houses, Syon House and its surrounding 200-acre park have been in the same family for over 400 years and attract visitors from all over the country

  • London Museum of Water & Steam - Quirky museum with plenty of interactive exhibits dedicated to steam engineering. Perfect for family-friendly sightseeing

Places to Eat in Kew

Given its affluent reputation and proximity to London, it can be of little surprise the Kew boasts a fantastic selection of great places to eat. Of course, those visiting the area for the first time may be keen to enjoy lunch in The Botanical, The Orangery or Victoria Plaza Cafe - both located within the grounds of the Botanical Gardens themselves. However, the surrounding area also offers a wealth of excellent dining opportunities. 

Those looking to experience some local fine dining will find themselves spoilt for choice. Estivo Restaurants, Centonove, Mister Bianco and Di Palma all offer contemporary European cuisine in either traditional or modern venues, whilst QPO Restaurant and CRU offer modern Australian dishes, both with a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Alternatively, for something a little less formal, there are options including Ma Cuisine - a quirky 1950s style bistro, The Greyhound Pub with an intriguing and affordable menu or the Strand Cafe, which serves a range of hearty dishes. And for something in between, there’s Kew Grill - Antony Worrall Thompson’s upmarket burger and steak restaurant. 

Shopping in Kew

While Kew may not be on the same level as London when it comes to shopping, there are nonetheless several options when it comes to heading out for a little retail therapy. In terms of shopping in Kew town centre, most retailers are clustered around Kew Gardens rail station. Shops here are mostly simple convenience stores, with a few fashion and confectionery retailers. Further to this, there is also the Kew Retail Park, which has several large superstores including Gap, Next, and TK Maxx. For more serious shoppers, there are also several shopping centres in neighbouring districts. These include:

  • Eden Walk Shopping Centre (Kingston)
  • The Bentall Centre (Kingston)
  • Centre Court Shopping (Wimbledon)
  • Putney Exchange (Putney)
  • Southside Wandsworth (Wandsworth)

Transportation in Kew

Kew benefits from fantastic transport links - both into London and the wider South East of England. The district is well served by Transport for London services, including the London Underground, buses and overground rail. The Kew Gardens tube stop is served by the District Line, taking just 30 minutes to reach the city centre. Alternatively, overground services run to Clapham Junction and London terminals. Those looking to travel into the city by bus can take route 65, 391 or the N65 night bus. 

Alternatively, those visiting Kew may wish to visit the other nearby towns and districts, each offering a different view of London. Some stations on the same underground line as Kew include:

  • Richmond
  • South Acton
  • Kentish Town West
  • Hackney Wick
  • Camden Road
  • West Hampstead

Kew also benefits from being included in London’s Oyster card payment system, which is usually the best and most cost-effective means of paying for transport in and out of the city centre - particularly for those planning to make regular trips. A single trip to zone 1-2 will cost £2.40 whilst the equivalent single ticket is £4.90. Similarly, a zone 1 - 4 Travelcard will cost £13.10, whilst the Oyster is capped at £10.10.

Weather in Kew

The weather in Kew is more or less the same as that in the wider London region, however, due to its topography, it often experiences temperatures a degree or two higher than elsewhere in the capital. London has distinct seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter - but these can be unpredictable in terms of rain so those travelling to the city should always pack clothing suitable for any eventuality. Winters can be cold, with the temperature dropping below freezing on the coldest months of January and February. However, by contrast, London weather in July is usually warm and dry, with temperatures reaching average highs of 24 degrees. Whilst August can be a little hotter, typically the city doesn’t experience temperatures high enough to make it uncomfortable. The month of September is often a good time to visit, as the weather is usually comfortable and the streets are a little less busy than they are in the height of summer. 

FAQs - Things to Know before booking Serviced Apartments in Kew


Q1. How many serviced apartments are available for booking in Kew, London ?

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Q6. Do Kew, London serviced apartments provide breakfast, gym & other extra services?

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Q7. Can I have guests in a Kew, London serviced apartment?

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Q8. Why is staying in a serviced apartment in Kew, London better than a hotel?

A8. Serviced apartments in Kew, London have all the features of home, are centrally located and have other astounding attributes that make them better than hotels, as covered here.

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