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Address: Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
Phone Number: 442085462434
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Birthday party for 70 people of all ages

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
708carole
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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surrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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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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LONDON,UK
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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cologne brescia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Today, I took this little cruise on Thames.. it is a nice, short journey oven the Thames waters. We did the shortest trip for 8 pounds return- journey. It was pleasant and with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have travelled on these launches several times and have never been disappointed. On a sunny day there is no better way to travel to Hampton Court or Richmond, Just drifting along and enjoying the river and its scenery.

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Chessington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I love this boat for the beautiful scenery on your travel up the river Thames to Hampton court you get to see a little bit of Hampton court on route ready to see it all when you get there, there are also many great places to eat and drink over the bridge when you get there and some great walks

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