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Address: Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
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+44 20 8546 2434
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

April to October, Turk Launches cruise along the most scenic stretch of the...

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.

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Fish and chip cruise

This was part of Kingston's mayor's charity year, cruise, music and fush and Chios. A wet night yes but the welcome was warm, the Prosecco cold and the fish and chips piping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sunbeanlady01
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NewMaldenLittlemiss
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of Kingston's mayor's charity year, cruise, music and fush and Chios. A wet night yes but the welcome was warm, the Prosecco cold and the fish and chips piping hit. The cruise was enjoyable, warm and the staff were great - the best bit was probably that the boat was warm, it us a long time since... More 

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Thank sunbeanlady01
London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We use the service to go to Kingston from Hampton Court - it's pricier of course than taking the bus, but a whole load more fun and the kids love it.

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Thank Moleseyboy
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62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to have a christmas company 'do' with Turks & it was fantastic, from the time of booking through to the event itself, we were looked after by the team. I had worried it may be cold but the boats are enclosed & there was no issue there at all People who attended (65 of us ) said it... More 

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Thank Essen64
surrey
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I am usually the biggest fan of these disco cruises, myself and my friends have been coming on these every year for about 10 years all throughout the summer and every xmas, i went on the disco boat last night and for the first time i was dissapointed, the big security man they now have going through womans handbags on... More 

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

Dear Claire, Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment you felt towards Friday 2nd December Disco Cruise. As a long standing and valued customer, it is regretful that your experience of this event was not as positive as previous years. To address your points: 1. Due to the nature of these events, we now require the presence of professional... More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I hired the boat for an afternoon party to celebrate my husbands birthday. From the onset the staff were extremely helpful and able to make relevant suggestions to help with planning which made the whole process very simple. On the day the boat crew were amazingly helpful but very discreet. The cruise up to Richmond then down to Hampton Court... More 

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Thank 708carole
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100 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

To Hampton Court and back to Richmond. Splendid views of the gardens and riverside mansions. Better to take this trip on the sunny day

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Thank Jack S
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We booked a trip down the river to Hampton Court which wasn't very long but it was a nice way. Of seeing the local riverside properties.

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Thank Seymour055
LONDON,UK
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great day out Kingston to Richmond, staff are really friendly. Good bar on board very reasonable prices. They even allow you to take dogs on.

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Thank CLADE
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, secure and friendly hosting of 150 teenagers for an eighteenth birthday party - a tough gig! Thanks

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Thank pjc20131
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

used turk launches twice now to explore the lovely river thames,theyre very professional approach nice boats,attentive staff offer a very good service....... very pleased will use again

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