Kew Brentford Walking Tour

  • Location London
  • Duration 1 day
  • Price £12.00 per person
  • Hiking
  • microadventure

Adventure Highlights

Contrast sedate Kew and post-industrial Brentford on this interest-packed guided walking tour of extraordinary variety and history. Criss-cross rivers, locks, canals and creeks. Discover where Julius Caesar may have forded the Thames in 54 BC and where a pitched battle was fought during the English Civil War. Our walk starts at Kew, the retreat of Hanoverian royalty and the world famous botanic gardens. From Queen Anne’s ‘little church’ on Kew Green, we pass imposing Georgian houses and cross Kew Bridge to uncover the unique character of Brentford, a town with a gritty industrial past, now experiencing rapid regeneration and gentrification. We explore wharfs, locks and historic boatyards and see where the Grand Union Canal enters the Thames and where Brunel built his dock. We visit a hidden gem of an eighteenth century square and finish by a pub on a backwater, where landscape painter JMW Turner once lived with his uncle.

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 11:00

Check-in 10.55 by the entrance to St Anne’s Church TW9 3AA on Kew Green for 11:00 departure.
There are trains to Kew Bridge station from London Waterloo, and London Underground to Kew Gardens (District Line). Bus routes 65 & 391. Paid parking is available at Kew Gardens and in Brentford.

End time 13:30

Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing Clothing according to the weather forecast.
  • Waterproofs Clothing according to the weather forecast.
  • Drink Drinking water.
  • Camping Equipment Rucksack.
  • Other Walking shoes are recommended. This walk is dog-friendly. Tours take place in all but the very worst weather.

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Kew Green, Richmond TW9 3AA, UK

Discovery

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