Kew Retail Park offers a small selection of big shops in the heart of South-West London. Tucked away near Kew Riverside, just off the Mortlake Road, it's not a retail park you'd necessarily make a beeline for, especially with Westfield shopping centre being so close. However if you're nearby, it's a nice place to while away an hour or two.
There aren't many shops, but the ones that are there are large and stock a great variety of products that you might not find in their high-street counterparts. At one end there's a massive Mothercare, which houses both a Clark's shoes and Early Learning Centre within it. Then there's a TK Maxx, followed by a Gap – which includes adults and kids clothes - and then a Next and a Boots. A colossal Marks and Spencer fills the rest of the space, offering clothing, home-ware and food.
The walkway between each shop is covered, so you'll be sheltered if it's raining, and if you work up an appetite or a thirst from all the retail therapy, there's an airy Costa or the M&S Café to chose from.
Kew Retail Park – situated on Bessant Drive - is easily accessible by car, and there is a huge car park that is free to use. There's also a bus – the R68 – that stops right outside the park and routes through Richmond and Twickenham. The nearest tube is Kew Gardens. The retail park is open 7 days a week - on a Saturday the shops open at either 9.00 or 9.30 and close at 18.30 or 19.00 and the Sunday opening hours are fixed at 11.00-17.00.