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Coordinates: 51°29′01″N 0°16′41″W / 51.4837, -0.278 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference TQ195775
London borough Richmond
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMOND
Postcode district TW9
Dial code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Richmond Park
London Assembly South West
European Parliament London
List of places: UKEnglandLondon

Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TW postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... 020 is the dial code for Greater London in the United Kingdom. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London, England. ... Crest of NHS ambulance services in England Crest of the Scottish Ambulance Service In the UK, the majority of ambulance services are provided under the National Health Service through local ambulance trusts. Each trust is specific to a county or area, and so the country is divided across a number... The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is the largest ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients for its services. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Richmond Park is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... South West is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... London is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ...


It is best known for being the home of the Royal Botanic Gardens (now a world heritage site). Other points of interest include Kew Palace and The National Archives (previously known as the Public Records Office). “Kew Gardens” redirects here. ... Three buildings at Kew, which is now a western suburb of London, have been known as Kew Palace. ... The National Archives building at Kew. ...

Shops adjoining Kew Gardens station

Kew village refers to several attractive parades of shops adjoining Kew Gardens station. It contains a mixture of independent retailers, several restaurants, including the well-reviewed The Glasshouse, and numerous cafes. Most of Kew developed in the late 19th century, following the arrival of the District Line of the Underground, and is characterised by large detached or semi-detached houses. It is a popular (and expensive) residential area because of its transport links and proximity to Kew Gardens. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 242 pixelsFull resolution (4913 × 1485 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 242 pixelsFull resolution (4913 × 1485 pixel, file size: 3. ... The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... The London Underground is an electric railway system that covers much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... “Kew Gardens” redirects here. ...


Kew is also well known for having many famous residents including the actor Ray Brooks, and the news reader Sophie Raworth. Ray Brooks is a British actor, born 20 April 1939 in Brighton, East Sussex. ... Sophie Raworth presenting a BBC Six OClock News bulletin with her co-host George Alagiah Sophie Raworth at an awards ceremony Sophie Raworth (born 15 May 1968) is a newsreader on BBC Television in the UK, although she is currently not presenting due to taking maternity leave. ...

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Etymology

The name Kew is a combination of two words: the Old French kai (landing place; 'quay' derives from this) and Old English hoh (spur of land). The land spur is the bend in the Thames. The name was recorded in 1327 as Cayho. [1] Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300 A.D. It was known at the time as the langue doïl to distinguish it from the langue... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...


Nearest places

The Parish Church of Saint Anne, Kew

Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in South West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... Gunnersbury is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow, west London. ... Chiswick (IPA pronunciation: ) is an extensive district of West London, covering the eastern part of the London Borough of Hounslow and the south eastern corner of the London Borough of Ealing. ... Mortlake is a part of south west London between Sheen and Barnes and bounded by the river Thames to the north. ... Barnes is a suburb in south-west London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2109 × 1406 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2109 × 1406 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Nearest tube station

Kew Gardens station is a London Underground and National Rail station in south west London. ...

Quotes

I am His Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
Epigram, engraved on the Collar of a Dog which I gave to his Royal Highness (Frederick, Prince of Wales)— Alexander Pope, 1688-1744

Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales (Frederick Lewis; 1 February 1707 – 31 March 1751) was a member of the British Royal Family, the eldest son of King George II. He was born into the House of Hanover and, under the Act of Settlement passed by the English Parliament in 1701... Alexander Pope, an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism and Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the early eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. ...

References

  1. ^ Room, Adrian: “Dictionary of Place-Names in the British Isles”, Bloomsbury, 1988

External links

  • Kew Society website
  • Kew Online
  • Kew Meridian

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