Kew is one of London's southwest districts, set in the borough of Richmond upon Thames and around 7 miles from central London. Known primarily for the incredible Kew Gardens, which is now a World Heritage Site, Kew is the perfect place to go for a family day out. The history of Kew traces back to 54 BC, as it is speculated that Julius Caesar first crossed the Thames in this district during the Gallic Wars. Over time, it became home to prominent artists during the 1700s and 1800s. Nowadays it is a popular residential area, filled with many lush green open spaces, good schools and strong transport links into central London and beyond.