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, churches and mansions. We see where artists such as Pisarro and Gainsborough used to hang out. Nancy Mitford too. There’s the original entrance to Kew Gardens and the present one. We also get great river views. We cross the Thames to see an amazing range of characterful old boats moored up. There are also interesting old boatyards. And we also pass by a muddy creek, with a little island to one side that’s full of dense undergrowth. You’d never think you were yards from the Thames. You could be in darkest Africa. Or at least that’s what the makers of the film African Queen thought. They filmed Humphrey Bogart pulling the boat along here!
Start Kew Bridge railway station
Finish Brentford railway station