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]
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!
Saturday 8 September 2018
The Great River Race, London’s river marathon, will take place on Saturday, 8 September 2018.
The race which attracts competitors worldwide starts at Millwall, London Docklands at around 12pm with the first boats finishing at Ham, Surrey from around 2pm onwards.
The winners will receive the coveted Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames.
With its rich history and stunning landscapes, Richmond riverside offers an eclectic mix of shopping, galleries, bars and restaurants. During the holidays or when you have family and friends to stay, there is plenty to entertain adults and children alike.
Laze by the river bank and watch the world go by whilst sipping a cold beer. Or stroll along to the Terrace Gardens where there’s plenty of space to enjoy the gardens and let the kids run around – plus the Hollyhock Cafe – a very pretty ‘Gone with the Wind’ style coffee house. [read more]
The puppet barge is back in Richmond for the school summer holidays with daily shows at 2.30pm.
To make it more of an adventure for the kids you can arrive by boat. The Turk’s pier is just a couple of minutes walk – trips run daily from Kingston and Hampton Court.
Let’s take a quick look at what is happening.
You are now planning the most exciting date of your life! If you are planning to get married in Richmond, Surrey, an idyllic dream hotel is The Bingham. Set alongside one of the most scenic stretches of the river Thames, you are perfectly placed by the river to make a notable entrance and arrive by boat. [read more]
The White Cross is a traditional historic riverside pub in a fantastic location overlooking Richmond Bridge. With unrivalled views of the Thames from our Riverside garden it is the perfect place to spend time whilst enjoying our range of Young’s Award Winning Real Ales, a great selection of wines, hearty traditional home cooked food all passionately prepared by our chefs in a real traditional pub atmosphere. [read more]Gallery