Turk Launches are a 300 year old river-boat company that runs river cruises between Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court Palace. During April – October we run a daily tripping service. Private charter is available all year round.
We are looking to recruit a Bars Manager to work at our riverside base in Kingston-upon-Thames. This role would ideally suit a person who has worked as an assistant bar manager or has hospitality experience and enjoys working with a team. [read more]
Where to eat along Kingston riverside
Whilst Kingston town centre is renowned for its historic Market Place and vast choice of High Street shops in the Bentalls Centre – it’s when you take a stroll along the River Walk that you relax into holiday mode.
Looking for a memorable Christmas Party Venue?
How special would it feel to have your own exclusive Christmas Party venue?
A tastefully furnished private boat, sparkling along the river Thames where the venue is just yours. Delicious food, music, dancefloor, even casino tables if you wished.
For a Christmas party venue that is something different, take a look at hiring a private dinner dance party boat along the Thames.
For a vibrant Christmas party night out in Kingston that is really easy to organise, Turk Launches have an easy option for you.
Join one of our public Christmas Disco Cruises at £28 per ticket. Includes glass of house wine upon arrival and delicious fish & chip supper.
Or, you can private hire one of our boats.
Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Festival – 13-15th September on The Green at Hampton Court
September is the perfect time for learning, and there’s no better place to pick up a new hobby than at The Handmade Festival.
They’ve gathered together some of the best creative minds in the business, and got them all under one roof to bring you a menagerie of making across a 3-day weekend.
Save £3 on Entry Ticket
Exclusive to Turks passengers, Save £3 on Entry Tickets & £10 on VIP Tickets*
Just use code: TURKS (*Booking Fees Apply)
Save £2 on boat trip ticket
Just show Handmade Festival entrance ticket (print or digital) when on board – tickets purchased on board
Saturday 14 September 2019
The Great River Race, London’s river marathon, will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
The race which attracts competitors worldwide starts at Millwall, London Docklands at around 11am with the first boats finishing at Ham, Surrey from around 1.30pm onwards.
The winners will receive the coveted Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames.
This August Bank Holiday weekend, the weather will be hot, hot, hot and there’s plenty happening between Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Kingston to keep you entertained.
Extra boat trips running all weekend – nothing better than relaxing on deck watching our beautiful Thames go by.
When there are restless kids to entertain over the school holidays, or family and friends are coming to stay– just how are you going to keep everyone amused?
One simple idea is a boat trip along the Thames.
Here’s a few school hols entertainment tips for you:
During the school holidays we have 2 FREE boat trip offers for kids.
A boat trip is a great thing to do when bored kids are leaving you frazzled! And the best experience to enjoy when you have friends or family to stay.
All of our helpful crew are used to children ( we manage up to 300 of them on Thumbs up its Thursday!) – and there is space on board for bikes, micro-scooters and pushchairs.
There is a bar on board each boat so drinks and crisps can be purchased – perfect time for parents and grandparents to put their feet up with a glass of something chilled and enjoy a natter as well as the stunning views.
Arrive by Boat from Kingston or Richmond
Shuttle boat from Hampton Court Station to Show Entrance.
One of the most pleasurable ways to get to Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is to arrive by boat.
You can take the boat service from Richmond or Kingston or the shuttle boat from Hampton Court station.
The shuttle boat service starts on Preview night – Mon 1st July running from 4pm – 11pm and continues daily throughout flower show week from 9am – 7pm.