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]
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.
On a beautiful summer evening, could there be a better night out than cruising along the river Thames with all your friends, dancing the night away?
No stifling pub or club to navigate. Just one of the most scenic routes along the Thames, a very lively dance floor, tasty fish & chip supper – and a relaxing outside deck where you can chill out and watch the night sky over a good natter.
The Turk’s disco cruise is an ideal night out for a birthday, a great work’s get together and a different way to meet up with friends. [read more]
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]
One of the finest signs of spring is when the riverside transitions from bare branched brown to lush green and all the local boats are back on the water!
Boat trips Kingston, Richmond, Hampton Court start Saturday March 24th – just in time for Easter. [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.
Here’s what we did:
During the first 2 weeks in April – help is at hand for busy parents needing ideas for the kids with our kids offers!
Tuesday and Wednesday 3 & 4 April and Monday to Wednesday 9 – 11 April 2018, one child can travel FREE per full fare paying adult on boat trips from Richmond, Kingston or Hampton Court.
Plus – Thursday 5 and 12th April, we are taking part in Thumbs up It’s Thursday with free boat trips for kids on the 10.30am amd 11.15am round trip Kingston to Hampton Court
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]
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]