Extra boat trips will be running this bank holiday weekend and there is plenty of fun to explore along the Thames. Take a look….
Hampton Court Palace
BBC Good Food Feast 26 – 28 August
Set in the magnificent Hampton Court Palace gardens
Delicious artisan producers
Stellar line up of cooks and chefs
Family fun and great, live music.
Ticket price includes free entry to Hampton Court Palace: BBC Good Food Feast.
Alongside the Food Feast, explore the magnificent history of Hampton Court Palace with its Maze, Digital Missions and Magic Garden.
Best eating out:
Sample a summer celebration of food & drink at the BBC Good Food Feast
- Richmond Foodies on Saturday August 26th in Heron Square
- Duck Pond Artisan Market on Sunday August 27th in Heron Square
- Browse local and ethical food and artisan crafts – all in a beautiful setting with live music in Richmond’s Heron Square, just 1 minute walk from Turk’s pier.
- Rowing boat hire
- Cycle hire
Best eating out:
- White Cross pub – opposite our pier
- The Ivy Cafe – just opened, 1 minute from our pier
- The Bingham – beautiful riverside views, 5 minute walk from our pier
- Cosmopolitan riverside
- Canbury gardens
- Kingston Market
- Fabulous shopping – John Leiws, Bentalls Centre and many quirky independents along the side streets
- Just a great place to shop and eat
- Plenty to watch along the river
Best eating out:
- You’ll find most delicious cuisines along the riverside: Comptoir Libanese, Busabi Eathai, Jackson Rye, Cau and Steins are just some of the reputable restaurants with riverside views
- Boaters Inn (pictured) in Canbury Gardens is a lovely pub with a BBQ garden where you can watch the world go by
Extra boat trips running – arrive by boat
Extra boat trips will be running all weekend to Kingston, Richmond & Hampton Court Palace.
Boat tickets purchased on board.
Bar on board each boat – sip a chilled drink on deck and watch the world go by.
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 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!
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.
Comptoi Libanais has become part of the family social eating scene along Kingston Riverside. Situated just a couple of minutes from Turk’s piers’ on Riverside Walk, it is the ideal place to stop off after a leisurely boat trip.
Fast becoming a destination place to visit, Kingston riverside has plenty to entertain the kids over the school holidays.
Here’s a quick resume of what’s on in Kingston upon Thames to entertain all the family.
Turks boat trips will be running throughout the summer holiday with a child travels free offer running Monday – Wednesday – offer details
If there’s one place in Kingston that knows how to capture the summer mood – it’s the Boaters Inn.
With its range of specialty beers, BBQ kitchen, beer garden and balcony with stunning river views – it’s the ideal place to meet with friends, relax and watch the world go by. [read more]
Turk Launches stand proudly as one of Kingston’s longest family run businesses. Established in 1710, they have over the centuries built boats for royalty as well as export pleasure craft around the world.
Now run by 4th generation Richard Turk, their striking fleet of boats cruise thousands of passengers each year to the riversides of Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court.Gallery
Woody’s bar is just a 2 minute walk along the riverside from the Turk’s piers in Kingston.
Their style is home from home, seeing themselves as “an extension of your living room”. It’s the perfect place to just relax with a decent glass of wine or coffee with superb views of the river before sampling one of the delights on their menu.Gallery