There are more than adequate local facilities including some great pubs, supermarkets, local restaurants, street cafes, banks, news agents etc. Kew shops are only 5 minutes walk and a multicultural atmosphere is found in the area. Many famous people live in Kew and nearby Richmond. You never know when you will bump into them in the local pubs, shops, etc. The world famous Kew Gardens are about 12 to 15 minutes walk. More details on Kew, Richmond can be found on the local government web site Richmond Upon Thames Web site and Kew Gardens Web site .
A few details on Kew are here and a recent photo tour of Kew Gardens village here. A little trivia to keep you amused – ok? You might be interested in the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Public Records Office or the Kew Bridge Steam Museum (http://www.kbsm.org/) . The websitewww.allinlondon.co.uk/tube-kew-gardens.php has some useful information about Kew.
Cycling in Kew
Storage is provided for the storage of bikes and we actively encourage the use of them. There is a side gate to the house and a key is provided for this to allow easy access and storage of bikes.
Nearby, there is a towpath along the river Thames which is excellent for cycling. Richmond park is a short ride away and is wonderful for riding. The owner is a member of Sustrans which is building and maintaining the national cycle network. Even if you are not into cycling we encourage everyone in the area to have a look at what Sustrans is doing – www.sustrans.org.uk.
Travel to/from Kew
Kew parade, about 5 minutes walk, is the local bus hub serving many local areas. A local bus map and timetable is kept at the house. Kew Gardens station is both the Underground (District Line) and North London railway. The M3 and M4 motorways are a few miles away allowing easy access out of London.
More details can be found using the following Directions. Tube details can be found on the tube map at Multimap, Transport for London tube map here and an aerial photo of our house here.
Living in and around London
You might want to get some more details about London from these web sites:
The UK Travel Guide
The Evening Standard Web site
or just have a look at lots of potential websites relating to London click here. Richmond weather details from the BBC can be found here.
Frequently ask questions
You might find our general list of FAQs of help here.