Kew is situated in South West London within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The name Kew is a combination of both old English and old French; kai (old French), meaning landing place and hoh (old English), meaning spur of land.
Kew is well known due to its most famous landmark, the Royal Botanical Gardens, often referred to as Kew gardens, which is now recognised as a World Heritage site. Kew Gardens consists of 121 Hectares of various types of gardens and glass structures designed purposely for botanical purposes. It sports the world’s largest collection of plants, as well as being a major site for botanical research and having a vast collection of detailed documents concerning plant life in their library.
Kew is also famous for being the current location where the Doomsday Book is located and is currently displayed at The National Archives.
There are many gyms and sports clubs sited within Kew, such as Richmond Gymnastics Association, Kew Cricket Club, Putney Town Rowing Club and Pensford Tennis Club. The local football club that calls Kew its home are called the Kew Park Rangers and began in 1997. The club started out small in Westerly Ware where it began as the location for a kick about every Saturday for the local children, until the number of children showing up got to the point where the club made a decision to become official, as well as begin tournaments and inspire talented young individuals to further advance themselves in the game. As of today a 1 million pound sports pavilion has been constructed to facilitate the pitch on the North Sheen Recreational Ground.