About The Kew Society

About The Kew Society

The Kew Society, which is more than 100 years old, is an influential organisation dedicated to enhancing the beauty and character of Kew with its historic legacy of buildings and green spaces.

In 1987 the Kew Society became a registered charity.

Main Aims of The Kew Society

Main Aims of The Kew Society

To review all planning applications in Kew with special regard to the architectural integrity and character of the neighbourhood.

To play an active role in the improvement of local amenities.

Keeping residents in touch with what is happening in their community.

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

To achieve its aims The Kew Society

Works closely with Local Government Councillors and the local Member of Parliament

Monitors all the planning applications and comments as needed

Makes representations to public and private organisations

Works with other organisations involved with local environmental issues including our green spaces, the towpath, pollution and aircraft noise.

Committee and Volunteers

Committee and Volunteers

The Kew Society is run by unpaid volunteers.  The Executive Committee meets eleven times a year while sub-committees look after particular areas of interest.

The Society organises community events including parties, picnics, lectures and outings and produces the Kew Society Newsletter with information about general local issues, events, planning matters and forthcoming activities.

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Event Information:

  • Sat
    8:45 amWestminster Abbey

    Following the fast sellout of the September tour we are delighted to be able to offer a second tour.

    This guided tour of Westminster Abbey will be with Blue Badge Guide, Helen Bartolome, a Kew Society member.

    An additional offer, following Helen’s tour, is the opportunity to visit the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, named in honour of the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen’s reign, and located high above the Abbey floor. Access if via the staircase (108 steps) or the lift.  The Galleries, in the eastern triforium, were built c 1250 during the reign of King Henry III.

    Used as a viewing gallery for coronations and royal funerals, the Galleries now display over 300 objects from the Abbey’s collection and tell the story of its thousand-year history.

    Ticket prices

    £25 for Concessions : Westminster Abbey only

    £28 for Adults : Westminster Abbey only

    £30 for Concessions : Westminster Abbey + Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery

    £33 for Adults : Westminster Abbey + Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gallery

    Booking details

    To download the form to pay by cheque (no fees) click here

    To pay by credit card via eventbrite (with fees)  click here  

    Meeting details

    We are meeting at Kew Gardens underground station at 8.45 hrs to take the district line tube.

    Any problems on the day please call Sue May on 07871 261 467