On the River

There's plenty to do on the river in Richmond upon Thames! Did you know it's the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames?

Boat Services

The riverboats are a brilliant way to see the sights of Richmond upon Thames whilst also enjoying the glorious River Thames!

Turk Launches

Turks Thames Cruises are a 310-year-old, family-run, Thames river boat company. Each year they carry 1000’s of passengers to explore the stunning stretch of the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court Palace.

With a versatile fleet of traditional and modern luxury vessels, and facilities for up to 150 guests, a Turk's Launch will provide an exciting, luxurious, alternative venue throughout the year for any style of event, limited only by your imagination.

*Service starts 23 March

Thames River Boats

Thames River Boats operate cruises from Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage with a fleet of traditional River Thames passenger boats.

Our services make the perfect day out whether you are visiting the City of Westminster, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the bustling town of Richmond or Hampton Court Palace.

*Service starts 29 March

Hammertons Ferry

Orleans Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 3BL

Hammerton's Ferry is a pedestrian and cycle ferry service across the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The ferry links the river's northern bank near Marble Hill House in Twickenham with its southern bank near Ham House in Ham. It is one of only four remaining ferry routes in London not to be replaced by a bridge or tunnel.

Colliers Launches

217 St. Margarets Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1LU

Hampton Ferry

Thames Street, Hampton, London, TW12 2EW

Situated along a beautiful stretch of the River, Thames Hampton Ferry Boathouse is not far from Hampton Court Palace. Making it the perfect activity for a day out!

Paddleboarding in Richmond upon Thames

Paddle Richmond 

The Pontoon, Richmond Bridge Boathouse, Richmond, London, TW9 1TL

Paddle Richmond offer a range of paddleboard and kayak lessons, trips, expeditions and adventures to suit anybody on a really safe and stunningly beautiful stretch of the River Thames. Starting from Richmond or Teddington friendly, experienced and fully qualified coaches will run sessions suited to all abilities.

Canoeing and Rowing are also available on the River for more information click the links below:

Canoeing in Richmond upon Thames

Rowing in Richmond upon Thames




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