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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Hampton Court Palace Richmond

About Thames River Boats

Thames River Boats operate cruises from Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage with a fleet of traditional River Thames passenger boats. Our services make the perfect day out whether you are visiting the City of Westminster, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the bustling town of Richmond or Hampton Court Palace. Our boats are perfect in any weather & have indoor & outdoor seating, fully licensed bars, toilet facilities & heating for colder days. Our boats are also available for private hire & are ideal for corporate events, birthdays, celebrations, wedding receptions, sightseeing cruises & river transfers.

Current Sailings


Westminster to Kew Service

A service between Westminster & Kew twice a day passing through the City of Westminster, Chelsea, Wandsworth & Putney before travelling through the upper reaches of the Tidal Thames to Kew Pier.

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Kew & Richmond to Hampton Court Service

Direct services between Richmond & Hampton Court passing through Teddington Lock & historic Kingston upon Thames.

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Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court Service

A service from Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court travelling from the heart of the city out into the countryside.

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Private Charters & Cruises

All of our passenger boats are available for private hire.

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The gentleman at the Westminster office was most helpful and charming and a valuable source of information.

His sunny disposition and smile made our day- The Freedom Pass holders society

Dominic Adorian 3 years ago

Everything was perfect for our special day

James and Marcelle-London 7 years ago

Special Offers


Cockney Sparrow

The Cockney Sparrow was built in 1976 at Eel Pie Island. She is a two level boat with a deceptively large enclosed saloon and an open top deck. 


This historic vessel, built by Salter Brothers Oxford in 1911, has plied the river for over a century

Princess Freda

Princess Freda was built in 1926 by T.C. Letcher on the Isle of Wight, and has been restored to a particularly high standard.