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Kew Gardens Richmond Hampton Court

Hampton Court

Hampton Court, with the Royal Palace, built in 1515 by Cardinal Wolesey & presented to King Henry VIII in 1529. Later Sir Christopher Wren rebuilds large parts of the Tudor palace for King William III and Queen Mary II.

The tudor palace houses a large collection of orginal arms, armour, tapestries and fine paintings. It is equally famous for its gardens, maze and the Great Vine, planted in 1769, the largest in the world.

The palace also hosts the annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


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.