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
Dinner and dance cruises have been a re-emerging trend for our boat parties this year. Maybe it’s in keeping with the whole celebratory mood of 2012, but the black tie dinner on the river is back.
And Turk’s love to host them! As a 300 year old company we value tradition. The good old fashioned virtues of politeness and attention to detail are ingrained in everything we do.Gallery
The Carlton Mitre Hotel is a popular riverside hotel and restaurant located right opposite Hampton Court palace.
The Riverside Restaurant has panoramic views of the River Thames and is popular for family dinners, business meetings, or romantic evenings. The menu is Modern European with classic English cuisine. [read more]Gallery
East Molesey is a hidden gem around Hampton Court. Just a 10 minute walk from the Turks Pier at Hampton Court, you just need to cross the bridge and you will see the shops and cafe bars to your left.
There are many quality pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from and lovely independent shops to browse in.
It’s a favourite stopping point for cyclists en route along the towpaths towards Kingston and Richmond. [read more]Gallery
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
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
Blubeckers is located right opposite Hampton Court Palace and is a lovely place for lunch with family, friends or work colleagues. In the summer, the outside area is perfect for a relaxing drink.
The restaurant boasts a spectacular view over the Thames and Hampton Court Palace, as it looks over the original Tudor part of the palace. [read more]Gallery
Witness this wonderful ceremonial event at Hampton Court Palace when the Queen’s Barge Master is charged to carry a ‘Stela’ down river under oars to HM Tower of London.
The Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ will majestically lead a flotilla of traditional rowing boats down river through Teddington Lock to Richmond before making its way to HM Tower of London. [read more]