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Orchid Festival, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

The Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is a unique spectacle showcasing incredible displays on orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Date: 3rd February - 3rd March 2024 Location: Princess Of Wales Conservatory, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 

Pier Locations

Westminster Pier Location

Westminster Pier Address: Westminster Millennium Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH

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Kew Pier Location

Kew Pier is situated on the South Shore of the River, East of Kew Bridge. Walk past Kew Bridge Arches towards the river & turn right. The entrance to the pier is next to our green ticket office adjacent to Kew Bridge Playground. Please check in at our ticket office at least 10 minutes prior to departure.

Kew Pier Address: Kew Pier, 1 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 3A

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Corporate & Private Hospitality

In addition to our public cruises, we can also provide private charters. A private cruise is the perfect choice for families, groups or corporate clients who are visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. We own & operate Kew Pier which is just a six minute walk from the Elizabeth Gate. We can provide transportation to or from Kew Pier or a daytime or evening river cruise to complement an event taking place within the Royal Botanic Gardens Grounds. All our vessels have an open deck, fully licensed bar, heating & toilet facilities onboard. We can also provide catering options, entertainment & a range of arrival drinks including Champagne & Pimm’s.

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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. 


M.V Connaught was built by Salter Brothers of Oxford in 1911 & has been cruising between Westminster, Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court for over 100 years. Connaught regularly operates on our services & is also available for private charters.

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.