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Christmas at Kew

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Christmas is here! Time to get the tree out, deck the halls and receive presents, lots and lots of presents. Christmas also means there are lots of fun activities to do around the capital, and we can’t think of many better than a trip to Kew Gardens to experience Christmas at Kew.

Equally fabulous are the residential property developments in the Kew area. Read on and find out all about the magical Christmas trail at Kew Gardens and the great apartments you could be spending Christmas in.

Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew is an evening winter trail designed to capture the magic of Christmas. It takes place at Kew Gardens, which has a synonymous history, being  home to one of the first decorated Christmas trees in England.

Once inside the gardens, get into the seasonal spirit by wandering around, admiring tree canopies covered in Christmas colours. Take a moment to admire the waterside reflections, as illuminated fountains dance to music; stroll through a fairytale avenue, enjoying the winter flora before stopping at the scented Fire Garden to smell the aromas and listen to the Choir of Holly Bushes twinkle in time to festive music.

The experience takes up one mile of Christmassy paths, winding their way around the world-famous botanical garden, creating a very seasonal evening experience. Once you have completed the trail you can enjoy traditional vintage rides and shop for some spectacular Christmas gifts.

Get your tickets

The event runs until January 2nd, 2016 (closed on selected dates – please see Kew Bridge West

Kew Bridge West exterior
Kew Bridge West exterior

Once the fun at Kew Gardens is over, you might be interested in turning your attention to the latest London rental properties. We recommend you cast your eye over Kew Bridge West, a stylish development which brings a touch of style and modernity to the leafy borders of Kew.

Set to the backdrop of the River Thames and located moments away from Kew Bridge National Rail station, which offers direct services to Waterloo in just 30 minutes,  the Kew Bridge West development offers a selection of one, two and three bedrooms apartments with spacious living layouts and private balconies or terraces.

Surrounded by a tranquil communal garden taking its inspiration from Kew Gardens, the development offers residents a peaceful vibe to relax in, allowing you to escape the busy city life, yet still enjoy many of the modern amenities you expect to see in top central London developments.

On-site amenities include a 24-hour concierge service, secure underground parking, and residents’ gym and swimming pool – perfect for those of us who slightly over-indulged on Xmas treats.

Rentals start from £325 per week. Contact us for more information and we’ll be happy to assist you.

A fine selection of Kew developments

Kew Bridge reception room
Kew Bridge reception room

St George’s striking Kew Bridge development, not to be confused with Kew Bridge West, is another riverside development within the Kew borders. Offering residents even more choice when it comes to modern living in London, it’s located within close proximity to the Royal Botanical Gardens. There is a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, including exquisite penthouse flats with impressive river views.

The developments location nearby the M4 means motorists can enjoy quick and convenient links in and out of London, with the very popular areas of Oxford and the Cotswolds just over an hour away by car.

The enviable location is close to the boutique town of Kew, where there are independent shops, gastro pubs, converted 18th-century buildings and trendy cafes to enjoy. Richmond is another nearby area of interest. Visit Richmond Park and you may even find one of Santa’s reindeer’s getting ready for the Christmas rush.

Rentals start from £300 per week.

Demand in Kew

With the wonderful Kew Gardens, excellent travel connections, local boutique towns and the modern residential developments – it’s not hard to why Kew is in such high demand. The area has become so popular with young families and professional tenants that we’ve decided to open a Kew branch in early 2016. This means we’ll be able to offer you even more choice when it comes to London rental properties.

If you want to know more about when our Kew branch will open, as well as any other property-related news, subscribe to our Tenants newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest property information.  


About the Author

Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.