Saturday 14 September 2019
The Great River Race, London’s river marathon, will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
The race which attracts competitors worldwide starts at Millwall, London Docklands at around 11am with the first boats finishing at Ham, Surrey from around 1.30pm onwards.
The winners will receive the coveted Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames.
This August Bank Holiday weekend, the weather will be hot, hot, hot and there’s plenty happening between Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Kingston to keep you entertained.
Extra boat trips running all weekend – nothing better than relaxing on deck watching our beautiful Thames 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!
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]
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