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Turk Launches

Town End Pier, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
02085462434
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Turk Launches, a 300 year old company, operates Thames river cruises from April to October between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond along one of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Every summer I make a point of treating my mum, who lives in walton to a leisurely boat trip from Hampton court to Richmond for lunch, via Turks boats. We love the whole experience, it's a very pleasant way to spend a few hours on the water.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We finished our day at Hampton Court Palace with a leisurely trip downriver ( about an hour and a half ) .Plenty to see especially the large collection of houseboats moored along the shore .The approach to Richmond was particularly attractive in the evening sunlight . We much preferred this mode of travel to the bus we had taken on... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A helpful Gate Security Guard told us about Turks when we asked were there any canal or narrow boats about in the Hampton Court Thames area. We travelled out by train and an enjoyable bus trip and returning to Kingston by boat in the afternoon was fabulous. We caught the 2 PM and paid at embarkation. Beautiful old vessel and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I work as a full time nanny and I love taking the little ones for boat trips with Turk launches! The staff are always helpful with the buggies and friendly towards the children. The route and ride itself is lovely. Obviously there's the nature in and around the Thames but getting a sneaky peek at all the huge houses is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were staying in Kingston and this was a very pleasant way to get to Hampton Court and back. Reasonably priced. Kept to the timetable and with seating inside or out to suit all weather conditions

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Somerset, UK
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39 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have time after visiting Hampton Court, a little trip down the river is quite refreshing. After our recent visit to the Palace, we were lucky enough to turn up at the quayside just as a boat was due to go to Kingston. We boarded and spent a very enjoyable hour or so just cruising down to Kingston and... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great river tours going to hampton court or richmond or in some special cases to London. Well worth a relaxing trip.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the boat cruise from behind John Lewis at Kingston where we were staying to Richmond. Our hotel (The White Hart) gave us discount vouchers which allowed 2 adults to travel as 2 children on this return trip, saving £2.00 each. We paid £13 return for the both of us. We caught the first boat at 9.45 am from... More

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England
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154 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We took the boat from Richmond to Hampton Court and back again. The first part of the river to Teddington Locks is the most scenic but seeing Hampton Court from the river is special. The boat was comfortable, full bar service and great staff. We sat on the outside deck, lovely views and so much of interest, the commentary on... More

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Kraainem, Belgium
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I accompanied my husband on a business trip to London. We stayed in Richmond. I used Turk Launches to get to the Hampton Court Palace for the day. It made for an unforgettable day! The boat left the pier at Richmond at 11am. The pier is located to the right of the Richmond bridge if you are coming from town.... More

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