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Kew, Brentford & Richmond Walk


Contrast sedate Kew and post-industrial Brentford on this interest-packed guided walking tour of extraordinary variety and history. Criss-cross rivers, locks, canals and creeks. Discover where Julius Caesar may have forded the Thames in 54 BC and where a pitched battle was fought during the English Civil War.

Our walk starts at Kew, the retreat of Hanoverian royalty and the world famous botanic gardens. From Queen Anne’s ‘little church’ on Kew Green, we pass imposing Georgian houses and cross Kew Bridge to uncover the unique character of Brentford, a town with a gritty industrial past, now experiencing rapid regeneration and gentrification. We explore wharfs, locks and historic boatyards and see where the Grand Union Canal enters the Thames and where Brunel built his dock. We visit a hidden gem of an eighteenth century square and finish by a pub on a backwater, where landscape painter JMW Turner once lived with his uncle.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£12.00 per ticket

Price includes booking fee. Pre-booking required.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Tube – District line to Kew Gardens or Gunnesbury
London Overground - as above
South West Trains – Kew Bridge Rail
Buses – 65, 237, 391, 267

Accessible by Public Transport: Kew Gardens, Kew Bridge station is 0 miles away.

Kew and Brentford Walk

Type:Guided Walk

Kew Green, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AA

Opening Times

Season (21 Aug 2022)
Sunday11:00 - 13:30
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Season (16 Oct 2022)
Sunday11:00 - 13:30
Monday - SaturdayClosed

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