Boat Cruise Richmond - Hampton Court

Hello,

let's cross our fingers for a sunny summer Sunday and take a boat trip to Hampton Court and back. This event has formed out as a popular tradition repeating already for three years.

We will meet in front of The White Cross Pub in Richmond where the St Helena Pier is. Be there at 10.45!

The boat schedule:

Richmond - Hampton Court 11.00
Hampton Court - Richmond 14.35

I will send an email for everyone on previous evening with my mobile number and how to recognise me.

During the cruise you will see spectacular scenes of Richmond, Teddington and Kingston before arriving to Hampton Court which has beautiful surroundings with royal palace, palace garden and riverside pubs.

We might have to change vessel in Kingston but all essential information will be told on the boat.

We will have about three hours to spend in Hampton Court so you can get to know the palace, have a picnic outside or explore the nice pubs on the river side. Palace round will take couple of hours if you want to see the whole of it. If the weather is warm and sunny I will take a picnic basket with me and just enjoy the day out in palace garden.

Return ticket Richmond - Hampton Court costs £9.50. There is toilets and a bar onboard. You can pay in cash or card onboard.

When we have returned to Richmond it would be nice to have a Sunday lunch together in some of the Richmond riverside pubs if you wish to. We can plan more when we are together onboard. The White Cross has very good food but unfortunately they don't take table reservations so we just have to go in and try to grab a table.

See you there!

Heli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Tola

    Great day out and meet lots of lovely people who I hope to see again very soon.

    July 1, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Had a lovely boat trip but was disappointed not to have Heli introduce herself at the pier :(

    2 · June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Barbara, good to hear you enjoyed the trip. I didn't manage to find out at the pier who were from meetup group so I just talked to some people who I have met before hand. Then we went to upper deck to enjoy the weather with about 7 members of our group and I knew there must have been people at the lower deck too but I decided to get to know people who were the with me. Good that we pretty much found each others at Hampton court pier and group sticked together.

      July 1, 2013

  • Imogen

    Beautiful weather, stunning views and lovely company

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just loved the whole day, though we missed the 2.35 boat back from Hampton court to Richmond. We simply lost track of time with my bf when sitting in lovely palace garden and took 4.45 boat to Richmond. Wanted really to socialise more with everyone but just enjoyef our picnic too much :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Cyrus

    Enjoyed perfect weather and entertaining company. Lovely day all round :-)

    June 30, 2013

  • Angie

    Excellent idea and perfect weather!

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Peter

    As the boat was full and standing room only I pulled out.

    June 30, 2013

  • Harsha P.

    Lovely day, thanks for your company and Heli - thanks for organising. Hope to see you all again soon :-)

    June 30, 2013

  • Jane

    Great to be on the River on such a perfect day. Good company and great chats....

    June 30, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Sorry i missed the boat - see you soon!

    June 30, 2013

  • Els

    I'm gonna miss boat so making way to Kingston too... Does anyone know directions to pier from 65 bus stop Kingston?

    June 30, 2013

  • Tola

    I will meet you guys at Kingston pier 12pm. Looking forward to a good day

    June 30, 2013

  • S

    I'm already here. Anyone else here?

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, turns out I can't make it

    June 30, 2013

  • Jay

    Oops, think I may not be able to come too..:( like Julie I may join for lunch when you are back or come to Hampton straight.

    June 30, 2013

    • Cyrus

      Hope it's nothing serious :-)

      June 30, 2013

    • Jay

      No, I finish my gym session at 10:45..not sure how to make there on time

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Joanne

    I can't make it to Richmond before 11 but will try to join you at Hampton Court. Hope to see you later!

    June 30, 2013

  • Mary

    Dear All, I am really sorry - something has come up at home and I can't make it today. Hope you all enjoy it and I look forward to meeting you at the next event. Mary

    June 30, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi Heli,
    I am working tonight & won't get home until[masked]am so better I join you later either in Hampton court or with the other Julie at Richmond when you get back. Hope thats ok. See you later!

    June 30, 2013

  • Catherine

    Anyone knows where to park in Richmond near the white cross. I've been told it's a tricky one...

    June 29, 2013

    • Catherine

      I'm new to meet ups so a bit nervous... :)

      1 · June 29, 2013

    • Jay

      Lovely bunch..you will be fine

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • S

    At the pub, but need mobile in case I get lost

    June 29, 2013

  • S

    Haven't received an email, would like to know where we are meeting before tomorrow pls

    June 29, 2013

  • Peter

    Heli - I do feel those of us who have been to the Finnish arctic may get lost in Richmond without your mobile number! I am worried.

    June 29, 2013

  • Cyrus

    see you there

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will send an email tonight for everyone with my mobile number.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • S

    Hi can I have the email address for the host of this event please. Thanks

    June 29, 2013

  • Tracey

    Is there something I'm misunderstanding? 11 o'clock from Richmond with 1 hr 45 min trip to Hampton Court.. Therefore arrive at 12.45.. & leave at 2 something (can't remember time now) means 2 hours at Hampton Court.. How come you say 3?.. Thanks. I might manage one way but need to be in Surbiton at 3pm

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, in reality boat trip takes around 1 h 20 minutes, as I wrote here earlier they say at their web page 1 h 45 mins but time is always slightly shorter.

      June 29, 2013

  • Anna

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    June 29, 2013

  • Andy

    Can't make it :( but have fun ... good forecast :)

    June 29, 2013

  • S

    Do I need to bring anything?

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello, I guess npeople take care of their own drinks and food pretty much so just bring what every you want to and umbrella & sunglasses just in case :)

      June 27, 2013

    • Jay

      A couple of bottles of wine, some good home cooked food and a huge carrot cake..;)

      June 28, 2013

  • S

    Thanks. For once or twice maybe: Great weather. Can't wait till Sunday ;)

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather forecast says +24 C and half cloudy for Sunday so looks like we are going to get excellent conditions for our trip!

    June 27, 2013

  • Robert

    Something came up at work so I'll have to be away that weekend. Hope you all have fun! :)

    June 27, 2013

  • Riad S.

    Provisonally say yes, if not working, as may be.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Catherine

    Sounds like great fun!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Kalvinder

    Sorry to change this to no but it may be difficult for me to get there now

    June 23, 2013

  • Kalvinder

    I would love to come to this if the weather turns out dry and hopefully sunny?

    June 23, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi guys, sorry to let you down but I can't attend now.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would've LOVED to join this event but it is the same day as my Race for Life @ Richmond Park - Hoping you all have a great time & that everyone likes it so much that they want to repeat it one more time this summer ;)

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first event with the group, very excited! I may just take the boat from Kew, as it stops next in Richmond instead of meeting you all there. Looking forward to it

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Travel time at Turks homepage is 1 h 45min but it is normally slightly shorter, just a bit more than one hour.

    June 13, 2013

  • Mal

    It's a lovely cruise - 1hour 45 min in each direction.
    Just checked Turks timetable:
    11:00 Richmond to Hampton Court (12:45)
    14:35 Hampton Court to Richmond (16:20)
    "Sunday lunch" in Richmond?
    Sounds like a great day out. Hope the weather is fine.
    I'd quite like to join you for the return journey, if I can make it.

    June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes you can find timetable above at event description. See you then!

      June 13, 2013

  • Peter

    Hi there,

    I can do my mini tour of the Hampton Court and Molesey riverside area again if people want this for those who don't want to actually go into Hampton Court but wanting a flavour of Wolsey, Henry VIII, cricket and horse racing history, impressionist painters etc.

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That was very nice tour you took us last time, waiting forward it!

      June 13, 2013

  • grace

    Unfortunately away this weekend but sounds really fun. Have a great time and fingers crossed the weather is good for you :)

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! Maybe I will repeat this in end of summer.

      June 13, 2013

  • Kamlesh

    My first event with this group. Look forward to meeting you all.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Kirsty

    Fingers crossed for a sunny day!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Harsha P.

    This looks fantastic! My first event with the group - looking forward to meeting you!

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great to get new members in! I am also really waiting forward this event, it will be great fun. x

      2 · June 13, 2013

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