Places to Visit in Kew
Based in South West London, Kew is a very popular tourist location and is the within easy access of various interesting things to see and to do. These include:
- Ham House - this Stuart house stands on the Thames and is an ideal showcase for 17th century living. It is also held to be the most haunted house in the country.
- Kew Bridge Steam Museum - this museum offers visitors the chance to see a range of Victorian steam pump engines which comprise the largest collection in the world.
- Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens is one of the best known tourist attractions in London as a whole. This site is one of the best botanical gardens in the world. It is also used for other events such as concerts.
- Kew Palace - Kew Palace is best known as the home that George III established for his family. In fact he spent as much time as possible in this palace rather than living in the centre of London. Visitors should also take the time to visit Queen Charlotte's Cottage.
- Musical Museum - Kew's Musical Museum has a varied collection of musical instruments from all ages.
- Shirley Sherwood Gallery - this gallery is the first in the world to only show botanical art. It is located in Kew Gardens.