Kew Gardens

First cruise in central London, then make your own way to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. This ticket has two different parts and to link them up you will likely have to buy your own train ticket.

River cruises in central London are great fun as you will see from the rest of this website. 

The amazing Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew are home an astonishing array of plant life, one of the world’s most historic centres of scientific research and what some think the cutest royal palace in London. 

Delve into a tropical rainforest in the Palm House; travel through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and be amazed by giant lily pads in the Waterlily House.

Stroll along a soaring tree-top walkway, discover fascinating collections of botanical art in three art galleries or step inside Kew Palace, the summer residence of King George III.

Set in 326 acres and less than 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens offers a unique day out for its visitors. In short you can immerse yourself in centuries of horticulture, science and royal heritage at Kew Gardens, London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. N.B. Kew Palace is only open March-October, though the gardens are open all year round.

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to Kew Gardens

 

City Cruises does not operate cruises to Kew Gardens. It is possible to catch a train from Waterloo station to Kew. ​

Package details

Opening Times & Location

Daily from 10am

Closed on 24 and 25 December.

Closing times vary throughout the year. Please check Kew Gardens opening times prior to arrival.

City Cruises does not operate cruises to Kew Gardens. The nearest pier is Westminster pier. It is possible to catch a train from Waterloo station to Kew. 

Kew Gardens has four entrance gates. The location map should help you decide which gate is most suitable for your visit. View Location map >>
 

Ticket Prices - Kew Gardens & River Cruise

 
 
Online Price (April-October & February-March)
Online Price (November to January)
 
Adult (17+) from
£33.20
£28.70
 
Child (4-16) from
£16.10
£14.60
 
Student (17+) from
£24.20
£21.90
 
Senior (60+) from
£31.20
£27.20
 
Infant (0-3)
£0.00
£0.00
 

Kew Gardens ticket is valid for single entry use within 72 hours of issue date.

Students should have a valid ID on the day of their visit.

All children aged 16 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Please note: Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attraction without your tickets!

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 30 to 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich.

Please note that we will not operate to and from Greenwich until further notice. We will operate Westminster, London Eye and Tower only. Please check our timetable for departure times. 

11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 13:10 13:40 14:10 14:40 15:10 15:40 16:10*16:40A 17:10A 17:40A
11:20 11:50 12:20 12:50 13:20 13:50 14:20 14:50 15:20 15:50 16:20 16:50*17:20B
11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 13:10 13:30 14:10 14:40 15:10 15:40 16:10*16:40A 17:10A 17:40A
11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00*16:30*17:00A 17:30A

* Last return

 

No return
No stop at London Eye Pier 

Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services. 

Please note that we will not operate to and from Greenwich until further notice. We will operate Westminster, London Eye and Tower only. Please check our timetable for departure times. 

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

THE LONDON EYE

Experience the most rounded view of London during your 30 minute flight then take a cruise at sea level.

Promotional image

Central London Royal Pass

FROM
£65.50
Adult (16+)

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

See the beautiful and historic Westminster Abbey near Parliament.

FROM
£34.10
Adult (17+)