Kew Green is a large open space in Kew in west London. Owned by the Crown Estate, it is leased to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is roughly triangular in shape, and its open grassland, framed with broadleaf trees, extends to about thirty acres. Kew Green is overlooked by a mixture of period townhouses, historic buildings and commercial establishments. In the 1730s, Kew Green was a venue for cricket matches.
Most of the older houses in Kew are built round the Green and along the eastern side of the Kew Road looking towards Kew Gardens. The Green itself is a big triangular space. It is mentioned in a Parliamentary Survey of Richmond taken in 1649, and is there described as 'a piece of common or uninclosed ground called Kew Green, lying within the Township of Kew, conteyning about 20 acres.' An 18th-century view, taken from a meadow to the east, shows Kew Bridge on the right, a small irregular lake with an island to the left. A road led to the western point of the Green, where the palace was visible, a windmill behind it; and trees, the trunks engirdled by seats, grew opposite the square-built church which stood isolated on the Green. Some land at the end of the Green was enclosed by George IV, and a meadow east of the bridge was made common land, as part of a design, never carried out, of building a new palace at Kew in place of the Dutch House. In the early 19th century Sir Richard Phillips described the Green as 'a triangular area of about 30 acres bounded by dwelling-houses,' and another description of a slightly later date speaks of the 'well-built houses and noble trees' surrounding it.
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Prakash Deep Rai | Aug 6, 2017
If you are in hurry and don't want to return to the main gate-the Victoria gate or you have train ticket from Kew bridge station-yes this is the gate you should come out from the garden. It's just a gate with some visitor information and ticket counter too. As most of the visitor have complaints regarding price of food, it would be nice if you take your own food as they don't body search food:-). But if you feel like I would like to contribute garden you are welcome. A lots of restaurants and bars are there. Enjoy the visit. Summer is the best time to visit this place.
L T | Oct 12, 2017
A great place to visit, lots of green things to see and explore. Great for nature or garden lovers or anyone who likes to have a stroll.
Tate Winter | Feb 22, 2018
Good, pretty, not much to say. Recommended
Lesley Hancock | Feb 17, 2018
Even when it's busy you can find a place to have some quiet time
Justin Foster - Barham | Oct 13, 2017
Love the vista Kew offers at every turn Favourite features for me are the Water lily house, Fern House, The Hive,, Palm House and The Princess of Wales Conservatory
Corrie Fraser | Apr 21, 2018
People are reviewing a gate? Ok.. lovely hinges, great action, opens a treat.
Rajeev John | Jun 1, 2018
Worth every penny. It is beautiful and a must visit for a day out. The amount of work that is being done to preserve the flora and fauna from around the world is mind boggling.
Vilma Townley | May 28, 2018
Kew Gardens is fantastic! A must see if you are in London. You need at least two full days to see it all. It would be good if there were more lockers and the staff had a better attitude. Still, great place!
Paul Milligan | May 26, 2018
Kew is wonderful. Easily fills a day; food and drink a little pricey. The Elizabeth Gate is the main entrance and has cafe style restaurant and a shop including souvenirs and plants.
Ruzena Makulova | May 12, 2018
Absolutely beautiful.. Paradise... You won't believe you are in London..
Gabor Becsei | May 11, 2018
So beautiful, so amazing. A really wonderful place everybody should visit once at least.
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