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.
Sunshine, stunning location and live music – Hampton Court Palace Festival is the summer evening of summer evenings!
Held in the atmospheric palace gardens, a wide repertoire of artists to suit all tastes will be performing – whether you like jazz, classic, opera, soul or pop.
Did you know that to make it even more of a special occasion you can arrive by boat to Hampton Court Palace – in time for when the Palace Gardens open for the concert from 5.30pm? [read more]
If you are taking part in – or cheering friends on at – the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run on Sunday 26 March, you may want to add a boat trip as part of your day.
The run starts and finishes in Kingston Market – just 5 minutes walk from our Turks Pier – and the running route takes in the tow path to Hampton Court.
Boat trips from Kingston to Hampton Court start at 10.30am. Boats from Hampton Court to Kingston start at 11.15am. Cheer your friends and family on from the river.
If you are taking part in the race – maybe a relaxing boat trip is just what you need after if you need to get back to Hampton Court or Richmond – bar on board each boat!
Join us at the Great Garden Festival 1 – 7 July 2019
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will return to the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace in July.
The 34 acre showground will be packed with stunning gardens and spectacular floral displays. The show will feature live demonstrations from top celebrity chefs and gardeners.