Kew is a district of London and is located in the urban district London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in southwest London. He is famous for the local Royal Botanic Gardens (which now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In addition, there are Kew Palace and find the National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The name "Kew Village" refers to several rows shop adjacent to the Kew Gardens station. This house shops, restaurants (as well as the excellent "The Glass House") and several cafes. The Kew district developed mainly in the late 19th century, when the lines of the London Underground were built there. The area is characterized by many large detached houses and many semi-detached houses. The residential area is due to good transport links and proximity to Kew Gardens, popular and therefore expensive. The name Kew is composed of two concepts together: the old French "kai" (the landing site, quay is derived from it), and the Old English word "hoh" (country foothills). The country foothills is the bend in the River Thames.