Kew Bridge, Kew, London TW8 9QS
A Walk From The Station:
- Brentford F.C: 1min
- Cycleway 9 (Route Map): 1min
- London Irish Rugby Club: 1min
- London Museum of Water & Steam: 3mins
- Strand-on-the-Green: 5mins
- The Musical Museum: 7mins
- Watermans Park: 7mins
- Kew Gardens (Elizabeth Gate Entrance): 10mins
- Carville Hall Park South: 10mins
- Watermans Arts Centre: 11mins
- Gunnersbury Park (Southern Entrance): 15mins
- For a suggested 6-mile walk, see route map here
- London Museum of Water & Steam – Based in the buildings of the historic Kew Bridge Waterworks, the museum traces the development of London’s clean water supply. Open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm, there is plenty to see for families and steam enthusiasts alike, plus themed events which can be found here.
- The Musical Museum began with the private piano collection of the late Frank Holland and now includes a climate-controlled library of over 20,000 music rolls, theatre space, a concert hall, and cafe with views of the river. Open from 10:30-17:00 on Tuesday and Fri-Sun, the museum also welcomes visitors on Bank Holidays. Detailed admission prices can be found here.
- Watermans Park – is an open green space with play equipment situated next to the River Thames (open from 8am – dusk). It neighbours the Watermans Art Centre which holds a variety of activities, theatre shows and events which can be found here.
- River walk – along The Hollows.
- Gtech Community Stadium – is the new home of both Premier League club, Brentford and Premiership Rugby club, London Irish. Situated within 100m of Kew Bridge Station on the Hounslow Loop Line, the stadium is accessible from Lionel Rd South.
- Bordering the Hounslow borough boundary in Richmond, the park has a play area, skate facilities and a fitness trail. Murray park is accessible at all hours.
- For a suggested 2 to 3.5 mile walk, see route map here
- Carville Park – Carville Hall North and Carville Hall South were formed from the remains of the garden of Carville Hall. The two sides of the park are quite different in character. To the south are the remains of the fishponds and to the north is a play area and outdoor gym equipment. There is also a path leading to Gunnersbury Park. It is open from 8am – dusk.
- Gunnersbury Park – the 186-acre park is considered to be of national significance with much to do and see including historic buildings, play equipment, boating and a café. There are also a whole host of events held during the summer months including music festivals and fairs. A multimillion-pound restoration project was completed in June 2018 with the reopening of the large mansion as a museum. The park is home to a new sports venue offering a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities and activities for all ages and abilities.
Local Activities & Community Groups
- The Musical Museum – tells the story of how people have captured and listened to music over the last four centuries, from tiny music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.
- Kew Gardens – a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s world-famous collection of over 50,000 living plants and species, spread across a 326-acre site with 40 historically important buildings (including the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse), makes Kew Gardens one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.
- The Kew Society – dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew’s historic legacy of buildings and green spaces and keeping residents & visitors in touch with what is happening in the community.