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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Hampton Court Palace Richmond

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Sailing Information

Sailings from Kew Pier upriver to Richmond & Hampton Court are subject to availability. On days when our Kew to Richmond & Hampton Court Service & Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court Service are operating multiple sailings may be available. We advise checking our booking system to see all sailing times & services for your chosen day of travel. You can also follow us on social media for service updates & announcements.


Future Sailings

Please Note: Our sailings from Westminster Pier have now finished. We will return to Westminster Pier in 2022.

The sailings below operate on select days & are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend that passenger's book in advance or check our booking system before making their way to the pier if they plan to pay on the day.

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

Westminster to Kew Service

From £16.00 Per Adult
1-Hour & 15 Minutes - 1-Hour & 45-Minutes Each Way*

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.

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M.V Princess Freda passing Marble Hill House, TwickenhamTeddington Lock

Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court Service

Richmond to Hampton Court: 1-Hour & 15 Minutes - 1-Hour & 30-Minutes Each Way
Kew to Hampton Court: 1-Hour & 30 Minutes - 2-Hours Each Way

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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The East Front, Hampton Court Palace

Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court Service

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

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Book Tickets

Tickets for our cruises can be pre-booked by visiting the links below, alternatively you can purchase tickets on the day at our ticket offices at each pier. Don't forget to check our latest sailing information before travelling on the day.



Sailings from Westminster to Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court




Sailings from Kew Pier to Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court are subject to tidal conditions.









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Sailing Times

Please note all sailings times are subject to change. We advise checking our Booking System for the latest sailing information.


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.