Bask in the splendour of Kew Gardens
Found in the London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Kew is renowned for being home to the Royal Botanic Gardens. This vast World Heritage Site contains 326 acres of stunning natural beauty, with over 40,000 species of plant life and 9,000 trees, so you'll need to set a full day aside to take it all in. Kew Palace can also be found inside the gardens. This smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces offers a glimpse into Royal life during the Georgian era.
History buffs will love the National Archive
If you'd rather immerse yourself in the past, Kew is also home to the National Archive. One of the largest archival collections in the world, this building houses over 1,000 years of British history, from the Domesday Book of 1086, right up to the most recently released government papers. The building itself is also historically noteworthy - it was originally a hospital during the First World War.
Take a guided tour of the Musical Museum
Containing one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments, the ninety minute tour is the best way to enjoy this museum, which features pianos, organs, and even tiny music boxes. Looking for accomodation in Kew? Travelodge London Kew Bridge Hotel is your best bet, and Travelodge London Richmond Central Hotel and Travelodge London Twickenham Hotel are also only a few miles away.