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Treetop Walkway | Hidden Gem in London

Updated: Jan 3

Views of the Gardens will be magically revealed if you stroll through the treetop canopy. The Treetop Walkway offers a chance to get up close to Kew's trees as it rises 18 meters above the ground.

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From its heights, you can see the intricate ecosystem of the trees' topmost branches, a place teeming with animals like birds and insects, lichen, and fungi. To explain how trees grow, sculptures made from tree trunks are displayed on the ground.

It's a tree-lined path with a twist, no matter your vantage point, giving a glimpse into the hidden life of woods and forests.

Worth the climb - 10 flights of 12 steps. Spectacular views, not just of the autumn colour, but some landmarks. Sways very very slightly, but not in an upsetting way. Beautiful information plaques all along the walkway. – Google Review

There are 118 steps in total but it's definitely worth it thanks to the views you'll get! There are also small landings which can be used if you need to take a break. Overall, if you're around Richmond we definitely recommend checking out.

Things to know before visiting Treetop Walkway

  • It is free to walk the Treetop Walkway, however you have to pay for entrance to the Kew Gardens.

  • There is a lift for those not wanting to use the stairs.

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Photo taken by @12jaro_ via Instagram.

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