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Kew Gardens station opened in 1869. The two-storey yellow-brick building is one of the few remaining 19th-century structures on the North London Line and is a tremendous example of mid-Victorian railway architecture, and as part of the Kew Gardens conservation area, it is a protected structure. The station's south-facing footbridge, built in 1912, is also Grade II listed. Note the bridge's high walls, originally designed to protect train passengers' attire from the smoke of the steam trains. The station's original timber steaming hall now houses The Tap on The Line, rendering Kew Gardens the only station on the London network that has an integrated pub. Situated ten miles west of central London, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew are a popular tourist destination housing the UK's best collection of flora. The Victoria Gate entrance of the Gardens on the charming Lichfield Road is 400 metres from the station. The station is also just 600 yards walk from the National Archives.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:15
Saturday 06:45 - 19:30
Sunday 08:15 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 3/4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/contact/lostproperty
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesMale and female toilets on the platform - no charge.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During booking office opening hours
Customer Service notes
London Overground Customer Service Centre
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces28
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access between the street and all platforms, but be aware that it is not possible to interchange between Northbound and Southbound platforms without a street journey. Customers need to be aware that there is a step between train and platform of up to 300mm for London Underground services.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Contact taxi operator directly

Kew Gardens station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and platform 1 with ramp access throughout. The ticket kiosk is on the right before entering the concourse, which leads on to the platform. The other side of the station has three entrances, two of which lead on to platform 2 and the other down to the subway connecting to platform 1, where the toilets are located.

Departures and arrivals from Kew Gardens

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GunnersburyLondon Underground20:042On time
to GunnersburyLondon Underground20:072Late
to GunnersburyLondon Underground20:071On time
to Richmond (London)London Overground20:092On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground20:121On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from GunnersburyLondon Underground20:042On time
from GunnersburyLondon Underground20:062Late
from GunnersburyLondon Underground20:071On time
from Stratford (London)London Overground20:092On time
from Richmond (London)London Overground20:121On time

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