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.
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 Garden Festival is to arrive by boat.
You can take the boat service from Richmond or Kingston 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.
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]
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 1 – 7 July 2019
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 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.
This August Bank Holiday weekend there is an extravaganza of food festivals, markets, live music and entertainment. All within a 1 minute walk from each of our piers in Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace.
Turks are running extra boat trips all weekend from Friday to Monday.
What better day out could there be than to take a leisurely cruise, enjoy the fabulous scenery whilst sipping a drink on deck and then explore all the vibrant entertainment on offer.
Take a look… [read more]
The Hampton Court Palace Show Preview Night is on 1 July 2019.
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 £3.50 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 1 – 7 July, along with a full timetable of boat trips from Kingston and Richmond.
Could there be a more mesmeric way to watch a great film than beneath the stars on a warm summers’ evening at the Hampton Court Palace Luna Cinema?
Hampton Court Palace Food Festival returns August Bank Holiday weekend 24th – 26th August 2019.
A festival of food, drink and live music can be found in the idyllic palace grounds.
To make an extra special day of it and avoid travel and parking hassle – you can arrive by boat!
Extra boat trips will be running all weekend
2015 sees the 500 year anniversary of Hampton Court Palace. There is a whole calendar of special events taking place that all age groups can enjoy. With plenty of entertainment for the school holidays.
October half term 26 – 30 Oct Turks run daily boat trips to Hampton Court Palace – kids love the adventure and it’s an enjoyable trip for the whole family.
Take a look at what is happening…
This weekend – 24 – 27 September sees the Radio Times Festival on The Green at Hampton Court Palace. Many a famous face will be making an appearance.
To make a real day of it you can arrive by boat. Turk Launches run a river boat service to Hampton Court from Kingston (35 mins trip) and Richmond (1hour 45 mins trip). Bar and toilet on board each boat. [read more]