There’s more to Kew than the famous Gardens and the National Archives. This is a particularly green and pleasant walk of greens, waterways and charming old cottages, houses and mansions. You see where artists such as Pisarro and Gainsborough used to hang out (and the latter’s grave outside the beautiful church in the picture). There’s Nancy Mitford’s old riverside cottage too. There’s the original entrance to Kew Gardens and the present one. There are also a couple of great museums, of Steam and Music, both of which have nice coffee shops where you can end of the walk if you wish. There are also some fine riverside pubs too.
Start Kew Bridge railway station
Finish Steam Museum café or Kew Bridge railway station
NB: If the tube is much easier for you, you can start at Kew Gardens underground station instead