Kew Gardens & Thames Cruise

Saturday 21st June 2014

Today Gina & I visited Kew Gardens, via a cruise on the River Thames, from Westminster Pier, central London.

Houses of Parliament

We started off by sailing past the Houses of Parliament, and later Lambeth, Putney, Chiswick and many other places of interest.

Putney, Thames

Kew Gardens was only about 1/2 mile from the Pier at Kew, where our boat docked.

Gina & Jon (Kew Gardens)

After a quick lunch, we walked around the extensive grounds, visiting briefly the glass houses – it was a very hot day!

Temperate House, Kew

We then took advantage of an open sided land train, as there is simply too much to see in one day by walking.

Kew Gardens

Next, a nice cup of tea with one of the locals….

Kew Gardens (Peacock)

Then at the end of the afternoon, back by boat to Westminster Pier, and a walk across the bridge to the South Bank. We finished off a lovely day out with a nice evening meal, outside a restaurant overlooking the River Thames.