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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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Norfolk
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Timely departure and arrival. Very smooth cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court feeling as Henry VIII himself might have felt traveling to, and arriving at, his palace by river. Good value and highly recommended!

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Being local we only really use the launches in the summer or if we have visitors staying. These boats are absolutely brilliant for going to or from Hampton Court in style. They run between Hampton Court Palace and Richmond, but the best route for us is coming back from a day out at Hampton Court. Brilliant for the journey back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

With family visiting from Japan we travelled to Richmond and then took this boat to Hampton Court. It was a lovely warm afternoon so we didn't care that we were held up some at Teddington Lock as we watched boats coming through ahead of us. The change at Kingston didn't bother us either but it did take two hours altogether... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take the boat trip from Richmond to Kingston. What a good idea! It was a lovely, lazy Saturday afternoon and Richmond was quite busy so I recommend you arrive at least 15min early to get a good seat. The trip is about an hour and you can buy drinks on the boat. The staff... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
31 attraction reviews
433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We recently too the boat trip from Hampton Court (departure point is nest to the bridge on the HCP side) down to Richmond and back. It was a busy bank holiday Monday and the crowds were out in force, but we were near the front of the queue and were able to get reasonable seats together in the upper deck... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I were going out for lunch in Hampton Court and thought that it would be a great idea to do the last part from Kingston by boat. It was a brilliant idea. The sun was shining and the views were beautiful. Also, they have a fully stocked bar on board!

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Brill, Friendly staff and a nice trip along Thames always better in sunshine. I would recommend for all, families or couples. great drop off points hampton court, kingston and richmond

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic, Fantastic! We were staying with family in Kingston upon Thames over August Bank Holiday weekend, and decided we were going to go to the Natural History Museum(see separate review) and decided to get this boat from Kingston to Richmond and then get the tube onwards from Richmond. What a great idea. It is a great trip, you go down... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend a wedding reception aboard this beautiful boat! Fantastic views, a great setting, helpful staff and a beautiful place to see 2 friends celebrate their marriage!

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I thought we would be going on a boat like the one in the picture but unfortunatey it was not. Apart from that it was a nice ride.

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