The weekend 8 – 10 December sees a bustling array of festive treats, artisan shopping and a relaxing boat trip – all on your South West London doorstep.
Boat trips between Kingston & Hampton Court will be running this weekend – it will be a busy one on the roads and trains – and is a far more relaxed, scenic way to travel.
Here’s what’s happening:
Good Food Festive Feast Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace grounds set the scene for an atmospheric, festive day out.
Explore a feast of flavours and artisan gifts with a backdrop of entertainment including local choirs and sing-along carols. Live cookery demonstrations will give you plenty of ideas to cook up seasonal treats that you may never have thought of.
For lovers of Great British Bake Off – finalist Steven Carter-Bailey is just one of the line-up of celebrity bakers and chefs!
This is a fantastic value day out, as an entrance ticket to the Palace also gives you entrance to the Festive Feast. Visit website
Boat trips will be running from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace
The river may not be in bloom, but you still experience a rich sense of nature and history on a boat trip – it’s a wonderful way to see the seasons in all their glory. And it is the most restful way to travel.
Kingston Christmas Market
Arrive back from the Festive Feast and head to the bustling Kingston Market. Christmas time always has a lovely vibe in the market square with its street food stalls – the Bratwurst is back along with the mulled wine!
Christmas stalls packed with stylish gifts start in the market place and stretch down to Clarence Street.
All in all, festive treats, artisan shopping and a relaxing boat trip – beats a packed Oxford Street or Covent Garden any day!
And when you want that early evening drink to round the day off – head to DoubleTree Kingston – 1 min walk at the back of Turks Pier – and relax with a cocktail or glass of wine in their stylish, relaxed bar.
For a different kind of Christmas party venue that is really easy to organise, Turk Launches have two easy options for you.
You can private hire one of our boats – or – join one of our public Christmas Disco Cruises:
Private hire party boats can start from Kingston, Richmond or Hampton Court and be daytime or evening.
Whilst our public disco cruises depart from and return to Kingston on specific dates.
- Private Hire 4 different sized party boats can cater for 20 – 150 guests. Only your party is on-board so you can personalise the boat as you like. Flexible catering options include canape receptions, hot/ cold buffets and sit down dinners. Entertainment options include disco, casino and live music.
- Christmas Disco Cruises join up to 150 other people, 4 hour cruise, glass of wine on arrival, fish & chip supper, just £26.50 per ticket. Depart Kingston 8pm return midnight. Dates are:
- Friday 1st December
- Friday 8th December
- Thursday 14th December.
Each of our three piers in Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court are within walking distance of the public transport train and bus networks so easy to organise your party’s arrival.
Check out Christmas disco cruises
Check out Private Hire Christmas Party Boats
Or, to discuss your party just call 020 8546 2434
Friday 24 March, Turk Launches river trips are back on the river Thames.
Friday 24 March is when Turk’s river trip season starts – just in time for Florimania at Hampton Court Palace and Mothers Day on Sunday 26 March.
Plus if you are taking part in – or cheering friends on at – the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run, our cruise route Kingston to Hampton Court lets you get a perfect view of the the running route along the tow path. [read more]
If you are taking part in – or cheering friends on at – the Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run on Sunday 26 March, you may want to add a boat trip as part of your day.
The run starts and finishes in Kingston Market – just 5 minutes walk from our Turks Pier – and the running route takes in the tow path to Hampton Court.
Boat trips from Kingston to Hampton Court start at 10.30am. Boats from Hampton Court to Kingston start at 11.15am. Cheer your friends and family on from the river.
If you are taking part in the race – maybe a relaxing boat trip is just what you need after if you need to get back to Hampton Court or Richmond – bar on board each boat!
Job posted November 2016
Junior Marine Engineer
Salary £18000 – £22000
Location: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey [read more]
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.
Here’s what happens:
- 8pm depart from Turk’s Pier, Kingston
- Enjoy a 4 hour evening disco cruise taking in views of Hampton Court Palace and the cosmopolitan riversides of Kingston & Richmond
- A fish & chip supper is delivered fresh to the boat during the evening by Mr Chips
- Return midnight
Tickets are £27 and include the fish & chip supper. Tickets must be pre-booked.
Disco cruise dates for 2018:
- Friday June 22nd
- Friday July 20th
- Friday August 17th
- Friday September 14th
Christmas Disco cruises 2018
- Friday December 7th
- Friday December 14th
Just complete the reservation form below.