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.
Where to eat out along the River Thames
Lazy lunches or al-fresco dining go hand in hand when you want to take time out catching up with friends and family.
When your desire is to eat out along the river Thames, the scenic stretch of river that runs from Richmond to Kingston to Hampton Court has an outstanding choice of brasseries, gastro pubs, restaurants and tea rooms.
There’s no South Bank (London) mayhem – just fabulous views and a choice of global cuisines.
Boat trips run between Kingston, Richmond & Hampton Court Palace – check timetable.
The weekend 7 – 9 December sees the Festive Fayre return to Hampton Court Palace.
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than browsing a bustling array of festive treats in stunning, atmospheric surroundings.
Boat trips will be running between Kingston & Hampton Court – it will be busy on the roads and trains, so a far more relaxed, scenic way to travel.
Here’s what will be happening: [read more]
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 £27 per ticket. Includes glass of house wine upon arrival and delicious fish & chip supper.
Or, you can private hire one of our boats.
On selected dates during the summer, Turks run the Hampton Court Mini Cruise onboard Jeff .
Jeff is one of the Dunkirk Little Ships that assisted in rescuing thousands of British soldiers from Dunkirk, France in 1940. She has a unique and special place in British history. [read more]
The stretch of river Thames between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court is quite extraordinary. With its Turnesque views and royal history blended with charming cosmopolitan riversides, there is plenty to see, explore and enjoy.
Whether you want a weekend, or have family or friends coming to stay and need to entertain them!
How do you find a novel idea for Fathers Day that won’t be either heaving at the seams or ridiculously over-priced?
Well, it’s a rare Dad who doesn’t enjoy the beauty of the river.
Here’s a few ideas for recommended local venues where you can gather with all the family and enjoy a good bit of banter over fabulous food, a few beers or a bottle of wine. [read more]
Gillian’s 50th Birthday Party
On a beautiful late spring evening Gillian stepped on board the New Southern Belle to celebrate a special birthday – here’s her story…
It was my 50th birthday in May and I planned to celebrate in style with up to 100 friends and family. I looked for a party venue in Richmond where I live, but wanted something more fabulous than a hotel room and buffet [read more]
A Special Celebrant Wedding Celebration on the Thames
It was a magical moment when my husband and I exchanged our personal wedding vows, on a beautiful boat, surrounded by our family and friends with the stunning scenery of the Thames passing by.
A celebrant wedding ceremony on a boat has a relaxed exclusivity you can’t find elsewhere.
It was private, it was intimate, it was romantic – and it was more fun than we could have ever imagined.
We wanted to share our story as we feel we uncovered a unique and special gem that other couples planning their wedding celebration would love to hear about.
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]