Kew Palace, located in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, is the smallest of the royal palaces. Originally built as the home of a London silk merchant, George III and Queen Charlotte made it their home in the 1720s. Sadly George III’s mental illness took hold and confined him to residing in Kew Palace and a number of years later, Queen Charlotte passed away in her bedroom after a long illness.
In the grounds of Kew Gardens lies Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, a country retreat for the royals to enjoy leisurely walks and enjoy taking tea. In the early 19th Century, kangaroos could be found in the paddock, although this area was later developed into a flower garden. Another highlight is The Great Pagoda, where visitors can climb over 250 steps to the top for amazing views of London.