Thames River Boats operate extra services for numerous events near Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court including the Hampton Court Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Hampton Court Tulip Festival & Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival.
The Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is a unique spectacle showcasing incredible displays on orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
The Hampton Court Palace Festival takes place between Wednesday 8th June & Saturday 25th June 2022. The Hampton Court Festival will see a range of artists; Lionel Richie, George Benson & Crowded House performing within the grounds of Henry VIII's magnificent Hampton Court Palace.
During the Hampton Court Palace Festival we will be operating our usual service between Richmond & Hampton Court. We may also add additional sailings during the Hampton Court Palace Festival to meet extra demand, any extra sailings will be advertised through our website & social media channels.
All our cruises take place on traditional passenger boats with indoor & outdoor seating & a fully licensed bar.
The Royal Horticultural Societies annual Flower Show at Hampton Court Palace is the largest outdoor festival of flowers in the UK. This landmark event features show gardens, flower marquees, celebrity talks & shopping outlets all within the grounds of Henry VIII’s magnificent Hampton Court Palace.
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 was built in 1926 by T.C. Letcher on the Isle of Wight, and has been restored to a particularly high standard.