- Skip The Line Kew Gardens Tickets
- 24 Hour River Thames Cruise
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the three stated departure locations (Westminster Pier, Tower Bridge Pier or Greenwich Pier). It will be exchanged for Kew Gardens entry tickets as well as boat tickets which you can use at any hop-on hop-off point during the validity period. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.
Kew Gardens Tickets:
Founded in 1840 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, the Kew Gardens we know today owes its distinctive layout and facilities to two important historical eras, the Georgian and Victorian. The former enlarged and refined the English landscaped gardens which had for years formed the royal estates of Richmond and Kew. It was also during this time that iconic structures such as the Chinese Pagoda and Orangery were constructed.
The early Victorian era saw Kew gardens' role shift from that of a pleasurable retreat to a more horticulturally orientated national botanic garden. The beautiful showcase grounds remained and were even extended, but were joined by a number of new, revolutionary buildings such as the famous Palm House, the Waterlily House, and the Temperate House (currently the world's largest surviving Victorian glass structure).
The influence of this latter era permeates Kew and is arguably the style from which it derives its essential character. The gardens as a whole can be viewed as a stunning physical testament to the Victorian affinity for natural sciences and foreign cultures. Thousands of exotic plants were shipped in during the 64 year period, fostering a biodiversity which currently stands at around 30,000 different plant species- the largest living collection in the world- and millions of individual specimens.
Modern structures designed to entertain and promote conservation well into the future include the Alpine House, the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the 18 meter high Treetop Walkway, and the Sackler Bridge. Discover all of these and much more for yourself by taking a trip into Richmond from central London. With this ticket you'll be able to enjoy a cruise along the River Thames on one day, and entry to Kew Gardens within the next three.
Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise:
This ticket for the Kew Gardens also includes 24 hour access to the Thames hop-on hop-off tour boats. See here for more information on the cruise route for and details of onboard services. A timetable for the Summer 2016 season is available to download below.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to visit Kew Gardens on the same day as your River Thames sightseeing cruise. Both tickets are provided separately upon collection and those for Kew Gardens can be used 72 hours from the date of issue.
- Westminster Pier
- London Eye Pier
- Tower Bridge Pier
- Greenwich Pier