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Address: Town End Pier, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
Phone Number: 02085462434
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Description: Turk Launches, a 300 year old company, operates Thames river cruises from...
Turk Launches, a 300 year old company, operates Thames river cruises from April to October between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond along one of the most beautiful stretches of the river Thames. The piers are all within walking distance of London bus and rail networks and boat tickets are purchased on board. Advanced booking is available for more than 20 passengers only. All vessels can also be hired for private functions for 20-150 people.
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Nice relaxing trip

You can' beat the Thames at kingston on a sunny day. A nice slow trip to Hampton court coffee or lunch and back again

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can' beat the Thames at kingston on a sunny day. A nice slow trip to Hampton court coffee or lunch and back again

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We got the new Southern Bell fromHampton Court to Kingston and back, it was a nice trip on a nice day, sadly there weren't many on board If you want a leisure ride to Kingston orRichmond from Molesey the river is th way to go

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have had a lovely time on both occasions we have used Turks launches to pop down to Hampton Court and back to Kingston

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Leeds
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lucky enough to be invited to our dear friends daughters birthday party. What a great night sailing down the Thames on the Southern Belle. This boat was well managed and the disco and staff were all professional in their jobs. Well done fantastic night. Would certainly recommend.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took a trip which lasted just over an hour from Kingston up to Hampton and back which cost £20 for 2 adults and 1 child. The vessel was nice and clean, pleasant and professional crew and a really nice way to enjoy the Thames. We parked in john Lewis car park which is right next to where the boat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We parked in Kingston and first took the boat to Hampton Court. We hopped off there to explore the gardens and have lunch in the Tiltyard Cafe. Then we took the boat to Kingston, changed vessels and continued on through Teddington Lock to Richmond before returning in the same boat to Kingston. The boats were spotlessly clean having been freshly... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I am absolutely astonished by some of the negative reviews here and feel a strong need to redress the balance. My partner and I hired the 'Yarmouth Belle' for our 25th anniversary celebration with our families and friends last May - it was indeed a most dream like day that we will savour and remember for years to come, and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

this was our Xmas company trip. The boat left 30 mins late then within 5 mins the toilets packed up then we travelled for 10 mins and refuelling. Then went up the Thames only to return back to try and sort the toilet out . We spent more time at the dock side than traveling. Very very poor

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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this review

Hi Stephen Thank you for your feedback. We would like to address the points you have made - apologies for a late response but the office was closed from the 19th Dec until this week. The boat unfortunately left late as the skipper was waiting for a minibus of passengers. We normally don’t wait for latecomers on public events but... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Firstly, I'd like to thank the super Turk's team for all of their help (and patience!) in helping to make what was going to be an average Summer Party something really special. You were recommended to us by one of our colleagues who had had a similar positive experience a few years previously. We were lucky to have amazing weather... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was so excited to book a party boat with Turks for my 50th Birthday celebrations next year. I was given the address in Kingston where I could view the boats, paid my deposit there and then, arranged my catering with their own people and even had my invitations printed! I was told I could have any date I wanted... More 

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Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this review

Hi Fiona To receive such negative feedback (and such strong words) is obviously of enormous concern to us - we are a long established company that 99% of the time receives excellent feedback for both our tripping and private hire services. But like any business we are human and errors can sometimes be made. At the time of your booking... More 

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Address: Town End Pier, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
Phone Number: 02085462434
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Kingston upon Thames
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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