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Turk Launches

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Travel the Thames in style

We travelled as a family of four (including two children) and took a return journey from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United Kingdom
Great trip along the river

It's always enjoyable to take a trip along this section of the Thames, we were fortunate with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“the river”(50 reviews)
April to October, Turk Launches cruise along the most scenic stretch of the River Thames, capturing the history and beauty of Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court. Their eye-catching fleet of five boats are each stylishly furnished, with a bar...more
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Town End Pier 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN, England
+44 20 8546 2434
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled as a family of four (including two children) and took a return journey from Kingston-upon-Thames to Hampton Court Palace. Approximately 35 minutes each way, and a total price of £32. Having sat in traffic for almost an hour on the same route by...More

Thank Seehanes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always enjoyable to take a trip along this section of the Thames, we were fortunate with the weather. I believe there are various different trips you can undertake, we just made an enjoyable round trip. Very good value for money, very much worth taking...More

Thank Steppin-owt
Reviewed 2 October 2018

had an excellent time! Trip was reasonably priced too! I would recommend the attraction to tourists!

Thank estella600
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Turk boats are a great way to see the area from the river and really fun for kids. I took my godson and he loved the steamer.

Thank Tellenbach
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I went on this boat for their evening trip, £27 each buys you a ticket for the evening - pick up is 8pm in Kingston and you're then trapped on this boat until midnight while it slowly cruises loops as far as Hampton Court and...More

Thank JudeSheridan
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Good afternoon Jude, Having read your review we do very much regret that you were so obviously disappointed in your evening. Thank's for your feedback, even though you clearly you didn't enjoy yourself on the cruise, and we are very disappointed by that. If you...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Once you are on this boat for a prty, there's obviously no getting off. Cramped and no where to sit if you want to go up on deck, and avoid obviously very noisy party below deck. Cold fish and chips collected half way through trip....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We (I and my spouse) took the boat for two stops from Hampton Court to Turks Pier Kingston with my 3-year old grandson. It was a pleasant ride, the perfect amount of time for my grandson to enjoy looking at other boats and enjoy being...More

1  Thank dinj
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant. Staff incredibly friendly. As it was the summer holidays Children go free on a Thursday. We got off at Hampton court and had a mooch around.

Thank fran_clark2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

During the recent hot weather, I had the pleasure in joining friends for a wonderful day trip from Hampton Court, via Kingston, to Richmond. Everything was superb and we ALL enjoyed ourselves very much.

Thank mautner67
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Travelled Hampton Court Palace to Kingston. Boat was very dated inside but we were only doing a short journey. Cost nearly £40 one way for the whole family which felt expensive. No commentary, very little interaction with passengers. Horrendous steps down into the boat then...More

1  Thank Kieron T
Turk L, General Manager at Turk Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Kieron, Sorry to read this. Can I please inquire as to the make up of your group? £40.00 for a family one way doesn't sound quite right. Hampton Court to Kingston one way for an adult is £7.00, and £5.00 for a child or...More

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17 August 2017|
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Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hi Rachel, Absolutely you can, as long as they are well behaved and on a lead! Enjoy the cruise, Nick
29 June 2017|
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Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hello, Its less than a ten minute walk. If you head down the big high street (with Bentalls on it) all the way to the river. The pier is located behind John Lewis next to the car park. Feel free to call for more detailed... More
24 June 2017|
Response from Turk L | Property representative |
Hi, If you'd like to contact us directly on 02085462434 we'd be more than happy to go through the details of the booking with you. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Turks