If you love jazz music and boats – you won’t want to miss the Turk Launches Sunday Afternoon Jazz Cruise along the River Thames.
For a moment, you may just envisage New Orleans as you step on board the New Southern Belle – a flambouyant Mississippi Style Steam Sterner, whilst the sounds of traditional jazz plays in the background. [read more]
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]
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.
Friday 24 March, Turk Launches river trips are back on the river Thames.
Friday 24 March is when Turk’s river trip season starts – just in time for Florimania at Hampton Court Palace and Mothers Day on Sunday 26 March.
Plus if you are taking part in – or cheering friends on at – the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run, our cruise route Kingston to Hampton Court lets you get a perfect view of the the running route along the tow path. [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!
Plan an extra special surprise for Mum on Mother’s Day by arriving by boat to your favourite riverside destination. Boat trips will be running between Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court – check timetable
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!
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 Flower Show is to arrive by boat.
You can take the boat service from Richmond or Kingston (5 mins walk from either train or bus station), or the shuttle boat from Hampton Court station.
The shuttle boat service starts on Preview night – Mon 2nd July running from 4pm – 11pm and continues daily throughout flower show week from 9am – 7pm.