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Turk Launches

Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
+44 20 8546 2434
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End of season boat party

The boat was hired on behalf of Teddington RFC. The booking couldn't have been easier and the trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leon S
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Thames cruise

There were 7 of us and we travelled from Hampton court to Richmond. This is a very picturesque part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Evelyn F
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hampton court” (89 reviews)
“river trip” (12 reviews)
“relaxing trip” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
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+44 20 8546 2434
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Reviewed yesterday

The boat was hired on behalf of Teddington RFC. The booking couldn't have been easier and the trip on the evening of the 19th May was fantastic. If there was one area I would suggest making improvements is sailing on past midnight. Otherwise it was...More

Thank Leon S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 7 of us and we travelled from Hampton court to Richmond. This is a very picturesque part of the Thames and was interesting to see. Also going through Teddington lock was an experience . Was just a shame the weather was poor so...More

Thank Evelyn F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined friends who had booked a party boat for an evening. It was excellent: well organised and great fun.

Thank PotterMoose
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of four who took the river cruise from Richmond til Kingston. The duration od the voyage was 1 hour and as the weather was nice, most we sitting outside on the deck. The bar service is good and cheap and the...More

Thank Steen Withen N
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We went from Kingston to Richmond, nice rip with friendly crew. We returned via Kingston to Hampton Court. This was lest interesting than the Kingston>Richmond leg

Thank Dillipod
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a nice trip from Kingston to Richmond- so tranquil, lovely view from river, comfy sitting inside and outside, the bar on board is very handy same as the toilet. The staff is helpful.

Thank Lkubanova
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

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

Thank TitchyTrish
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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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
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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

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

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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
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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

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

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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
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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

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

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rachelwhite100
17 August 2017|
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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
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CatsWhiskers_10
29 June 2017|
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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
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xlb619
25 June 2017|
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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
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