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Tucked away to one side of the park this is worth taking a detour for to explore what was private... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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My husband and I did not have time to fully enjoy the Kew Gardens but we made a point of walking... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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A most intimate royal palace, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and1818, in conjunction with several other buildings nearby which no longer exist. In happier times, George III, Queen Charlotte and...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away to one side of the park this is worth taking a detour for to explore what was private haven for Queen Charlotte.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My husband and I did not have time to fully enjoy the Kew Gardens but we made a point of walking through the cottage and it was a delight. It was quaint and using your imagination you could see the children playing and enjoying afternoon...More

Thank C496
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Little gem in the park. Worth to see if you interested in architecture. Not far from the river view. Quiet location.

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is an 18th century thatched cottage and was a private haven for Queen Charlotte. The cottage grounds boast one of the finest bluebell woods in London and is 300 years old. Currently closed for winter, it will reopen in spring 2018.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Love Kew gardens. Amazing place however would hang on visiting until everything has been renovated. Charlotte house was closed too. Also be aware the palm house closes about half an hour before the gardens. So make sure you get in there!

Thank Allen K
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lovely building in the grounds of Kew but for some reason the interior is not open to the public. It seems to be used as a storage location. It is therefore a little misleading to highlight it as a feature on the literature. Nice if...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

One of the many things to see at Kew Gardens and learn more of the history of the family that lived here. It was decorated by them as shows what the household would have been like. There are staff to answer questions.

Thank festiqueen
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Visited this as part of Kew Gardens . Well worth a visit as this cottage is absolutely beautiful . The decorations in the picnic are original and simply stunning. The kitchen still has the service bell in place. The gardens are full of bluebells in...More

Thank trudyprice2016
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A great place to learn about Queen Charlotte and her family life as well as her lasting influence on Kew Gardens. This is the best place I know for seeing and photographing Bluebells at their best.

1  Thank Kam-Hong-Leung
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The cottage was closed but it was still interesting to see an 18th century cottage on these beautiful grounds with many kinds of English Oaks and snowdrops. Bluebells were just starting to come up. It is also a nice walk to get there through the...More

Thank Bruno S
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