Come along on Sunday 28th July for a peaceful boat trip up the River Thames from Westminster to Hampton Court!
About the boat trip
We will be catching the boat at Westminster Pier for a relaxing boat trip upriver to Hampton Court. Due to the speed restrictions on that part of the Thames and the number of locks, it will take over 2 hours. This is the only boat company that goes west and it normally only has one trip a day.
There are toilets on the boat along with refreshments, but please bring your own food and drink as well to eat on board. The boat stops along the way at Richmond, then Kew and then the final stop at Hampton Court. You can also sit outside on the upper deck or inside in the lower deck.
The trip will cover the sights along the river including: the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Harbour, Chiswick House, Kew Gardens, Syon House, Marble Hill House, Ham House and Hampton Court Palace. We will also see lots of wildlife, pass under 15 bridges and many locks, including Teddington lock. The boat will have full commentary on the things you can see.
Then when we get to Hampton Court, you can either:
- Head back on the train (trains going back from Hampton Station at: 1:05pm & 1:35pm and then the same times past every hour). Train goes back to Waterloo.
- Visit Hampton Court
- Look around the town
- Get a tea/coffee at the Hampton Court Café and look around the Rose garden
The boat trip lasts 2h 15mins and we will get to Hampton Court at about 1:15pm.
Cost is £18 per person (payable when you RSVP).
If you're a Freedom Pass holder, there is a 50% discount, but you will have to purchase your own ticket on the day.
Its a public boat, so there will be other people and can take 100 passengers.
Afterwards we will head to the 'café at Hampton Court Palace', a short walk from where the boat docks for a chat over a drink.
Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The boat leaves at 11:00am.
If you can't see us outside the station via exit 1, please text.
Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign:
Hope to see you there!
Robert[masked] (text only)
Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/