We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Turk Launches

Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
+44 20 8546 2434
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Relaxing

A relaxing experience, with some beautiful scenery. A lovely way to arrive at Hampton Court Flower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TitchyTrish
,
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Lazy summer afternoon

Want a perfect lazy afternoon idea? Take the boat from Kingston to Richmond, have a drink on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
muffinandcoffee
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 165 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
April to October, Turk Launches cruise along the most scenic stretch of the River Thames, capturing the history and beauty of Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court. Their eye-catching fleet of five boats are each stylishly furnished, with a bar, toilet and outside deck. Nearby attractions include Richmond & Kingston Riverside, Strawberry Hill House, Poppy Factory, Teddington Lock and Hampton Court Palace. Many bars and restaurants can be found along the cosmopolitan riversides at Kingston and Richmond. Group bookings of 20 + get a £2 discount against a single or return ticket. Bookings must be made in advance. Private hire of the boats for private parties is available all year round, catering for 20 - 150 people.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hampton court” (88 reviews)
“river trip” (12 reviews)
“relaxing trip” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 20 8546 2434
Write a ReviewReviews (165)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"hampton court"
in 88 reviews
"river trip"
in 12 reviews
"relaxing trip"
in 6 reviews
"flower show"
in 5 reviews
"teddington lock"
in 12 reviews
"return ticket"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 4 reviews
"sunny afternoon"
in 4 reviews
"leisurely cruise"
in 4 reviews
"great trip"
in 4 reviews
"southern belle"
in 3 reviews
"hour trip"
in 3 reviews
"paddle steamer"
in 3 reviews
"both ways"
in 4 reviews
"the staff were friendly and helpful"
in 2 reviews
"bushy park"
in 2 reviews
"facing inwards"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relaxing experience, with some beautiful scenery. A lovely way to arrive at Hampton Court Flower Show as well.

Thank TitchyTrish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you like it, hope to see you again in the Summer!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want a perfect lazy afternoon idea? Take the boat from Kingston to Richmond, have a drink on the green there and enjoy the views on your way back. :)

Thank muffinandcoffee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Spring is coming :) don't forget to grab a Prosecco on the way back to go with the lovely views! Thanks for the review!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Rather than get the train back form Kingston to Richmond we jumped on the launch going between the two. It was a comfortable and smooth ride along the river, with good views of each bank and the interesting passage through Teddington Locks, themselves an attraction...More

Thank Stephen_Lloyd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the good review :) Definitely worth doing at least once we like to think!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A very relaxing trip on the river Thames, either towards Hampton Court or Richmond. Boats vary so you may not get the glamourous looking paddle steamer on every trip. Some boats have an open top although space up there can be limited. At half term...More

Thank Annabel B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Annabel, Thanks for the good review. We've considered doing the local knowledge spiel, but the general consensus has been that passengers prefer not to be bothered during the relaxing cruise! Some of the skippers are a good source of information and (normally) don't mind...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Had amazing time with colleagues. Nice food, great music and drinks. Alkohol prices are reasonable. Lovely experience 👍the boat is good too.

1  Thank indre9991
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A very scenic boat cruise. The Teddington Lock experience is worth experiencing. We embarked at the Turks Pier at Kingston and disembarked at St Helena's Pier at Richmond

1  Thank sandy_navy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Relaxing cruise on the river to Hampton Court, helped by being a warm day. Staff very friendly and informative and at £44 return for a group of 6 was good value! Bar prices reasonable!

1  Thank A3Mod
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This would be perfect on a sunny day but it rained when we went so were glad to sit inside the boat. The crew were polite and helpful and the tickets not too expensive. We went from Kingston to Richmond return and they are timed...More

1  Thank Ilovetotravel21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review. Sorry about the weather, if it happens again request the crew do a sun dance. It works about 20% of the time, but it's good to see. See you again soon :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Payed £7 for single trip from Kingston back to Hampton court which was a lovely way to travel down the Thames.

1  Thank g0ldfish666
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We did the trip to Hampton court and return it was a lovely way to travel so relaxing and gave a great view of the riverside and some of its lovely homes

Thank margaret b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345617
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in Kingston upon Thames
Chase Lodge Hotel
137 reviews
.08 km away
The White Hart Hotel
1 328 reviews
.23 km away
Doubletree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames
339 reviews
.43 km away
Travelodge Kingston upon Thames Central
426 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Umame Kitchen & Bar
110 reviews
.22 km away
Busaba Eathai
530 reviews
.41 km away
Cote Brasserie - Kingston
531 reviews
.44 km away
Cau Restaurant
813 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Riverside Walk
54 reviews
.41 km away
Rose Theatre Kingston
195 reviews
.66 km away
Canbury Gardens
58 reviews
.63 km away
All Saints Church
82 reviews
.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
rachelwhite100
17 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hi Rachel, Absolutely you can, as long as they are well behaved and on a lead! Enjoy the cruise, Nick
0
Votes
CatsWhiskers_10
29 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hello, Its less than a ten minute walk. If you head down the big high street (with Bentalls on it) all the way to the river. The pier is located behind John Lewis next to the car park. Feel free to call for more detailed... More
0
Votes
xlb619
25 June 2017|
Answer
Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hi, If you'd like to contact us directly on 02085462434 we'd be more than happy to go through the details of the booking with you. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Turks
0
Votes
PreviousNext
12