Boat Trips on the River Thames

By Jacqui Taimitarha

Explore the locality between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace Culture, history, architecture, shopping, lunch, afternoon tea  – everything to enjoy along this beautiful stretch of the Thames, is made so much more relaxing arriving on a Turk’s river cruise.

Picnic along the River Thames

By Jacqui Taimitarha

We can’t rely on the sun to be out all the time, but when it does shine there’s nothing better than a picnic. It can be one of the most cost effective and fun ways to entertain friends, family and the kids. Just pack all your favourite goodies into your cool bag or hamper and…

Turk Launches – a very quick history

By Nick Taimitarha

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…

Black Tie Dinner Dances on the River

By Nick Taimitarha

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…

Carlton Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court

By Nick Taimitarha

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.

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