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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Hampton Court Palace Richmond

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Our scenic cruises between Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court are one of the best value days out in London. Our cruises are ideal for anyone who wishes to visit the Tudor palace at Hampton Court, Richmond’s picturise riverside or the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Our 45-minute Richmond Circular Cruise departs Richmond Landing Stage and cruises upriver, winding past the islands of the Upper Thames before reaching Teddington Lock and returning to Richmond.

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Westminster to Kew Service

The New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) M.V Cockney Sparrow passing Barnes Bridge

A direct service between Westminster Pier & Kew Pier passing through the City of Westminster, & a number of London Boroughs including Chelsea, Wandsworth & Putney before arriving in the upper reaches.

This cruise allows up to 4-hours & 30-minutes* ashore at Kew to explore the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew*, Kew Palace*, the London Museum of Water* & Steam, the National Archives or enjoy lunch at one of the many riverside pubs & restaurants. Alternatively passengers can enjoy a cruise from Kew to Westminster & remain onboard to return to Kew or disembark at Westminster Pier & make their own way back to Kew. This cruise takes place onboard a traditional passenger boat with a fully-licensed bar & toilet facilities.
*River boat tickets do not include entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Kew Palace or the London Museum of Water & Steam.

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Kew & Richmond to Hampton Court Service

 

Direct services between Richmond & Hampton Court passing through Teddington Lock & historic Kingston upon Thames. On our afternoon sailing passengers can continue their cruise downriver & disembark at Kew Pier. Passengers can also board our morning sailing at Kew Pier on selected days.

This cruise allows up to 3-hours & 30-minutes* ashore at Hampton Court to explore the palace, parks or enjoy lunch at one of the many riverside pubs & restaurants. This cruise takes place onboard a traditional passenger boat with a fully-licensed bar & toilet facilities.

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Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court Service

Service Notice: Our service between Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage will be operating on Friday 1st October, Saturday 2nd October, Saturday 16th October & Sunday 17th October 2021. Any additional sailings will be advertised through our website & social media channels.

A special service from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage passing through the City of Westminster, Chelsea, Putney, Kew, Richmond & Kingston before arriving at Hampton Court Palace.

This cruise is a unique opportunity to travel between the city & the countryside & is perfect for passengers who wish to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond Riverside, Hampton Court Palace or the City of Westminster. Passengers can book a return ticket or simply travel one-way & make their own way back to their point of origin using public transportation.
*River boat tickets do not include entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Kew Palace or Hampton Court Palace.

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Richmond Circular Cruise

 

Our Richmond Circular Cruise is a 45-minute round trip departing Richmond Landing Stage. The cruise travels upriver passing the riverfront at Richmond, Marble Hill House & Eel Pie Island before arriving at Teddington Lock. The boat then turns & cruises back downriver to Richmond. This cruise has a live commentary, fully licensed bar & toilet facilities.

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Boats

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. 

Connaught

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.