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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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I arranged a surprise birthday for my wife, which went off fantastically. The arrangements went smoothly and on the day the staff were very accommodating on the Yarmouth Belle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Alan M
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English first
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179 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I arranged a surprise birthday for my wife, which went off fantastically. The arrangements went smoothly and on the day the staff were very accommodating on the Yarmouth Belle. Also their preferred caterers - Chillie Bee were great with lovely food and staff.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took the boat from Kingston Upon Tham,es on a glorious sunny morning to Hampton Court Palace. Quite busy onboard but not crowded or uncomfortable. Lovely slow cruise with plenty to see and vary reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took the boat from Hampton Court to Kingston on Thames, a nice glass of wine while watching the beautiful scenery go past, followed by a pleasant stroll around Kingstons shops and market. Then a trip along the other bank on the way back. If you have time while visiting Hampton Court Palace a worthwhile add on

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I've always wanted to try a boat ride up the Thames and yesterday we did. We took the trip from Kingston to Richmond and back, the journey was about an hour each way and we had a couple of hours to spend drinking wine and eating cheese from the market by the riverside in Richmond. The staff on the boat... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you find yourself in Richmond and have a couple of hours to spare, take a cruise upriver to Kingston. Boats take about 2 hours to get there and back, having to navigate Teddington lock in both directions. There's plenty of space on the double,decked mock paddle steamer and there's a bar. Only downside is there is no outdoor upper... More 

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Kent
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64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very relaxing boat trip,reasonably priced at £2.50 for each way.The only way to go! We were going to the flower show and it dropped us right outside.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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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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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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