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.
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!
Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair – 14-16th September on The Green at Hampton Court
Save £4 on entrance ticket – just use code TURKS when you book tickets
Save £2 on boat trip ticket – just show Handmade Fair entrance ticket when on board
September is the perfect time for learning, and there’s no better place to pick up a new hobby than at The Handmade Fair.
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. [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 1st July running from 4pm – 11pm and continues daily throughout flower show week from 9am – 7pm.
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]
Join us at the Great Garden Festival 2 – 7 July 2019
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 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.
If there is one interesting day out to be had along the Surrey riverside, it is to explore Hampton Court Palace.
Not only can you take time out to explore the historic and majestic splendours of the Tudor reign, you can arrive by boat which adds to the day’s enjoyment. [read more]
The Hampton Court Palace Show Preview Night is on 2 July 2018.
Turk Launches run a shuttle boat service from Hampton Court station to the palace gates. This saves you a 20 minute walk.
Just exit the station from the Thames entrance and you will see the Turk Launches stand outside where you can purchase tickets.
Ticket price is £3.20 per journey.
The shuttle boat will be running from 4pm until 11pm on preview night. The shuttle boat service will then continue throughout flower show week 3 – 8 July, along with a full timetable of boat trips from Kingston and Richmond.