Turk Launches – a very quick history

By Nick Taimitarha

Turk Launches stand proudly as one of Kingston’s longest family run businesses. Established in 1710, they have over the centuries built boats for royalty as well as export pleasure craft around the world. Now run by 4th generation Richard Turk, their striking fleet of boats cruise thousands of passengers each year to the riversides of…

Black Tie Dinner Dances on the River

By Nick Taimitarha

Dinner and dance cruises have been a re-emerging trend for our boat parties this year. Maybe it’s in keeping with the whole celebratory mood of 2012, but the black tie dinner on the river is back. And Turk’s love to host them! As a 300 year old company we value tradition. The good old fashioned…

River Thames Wedding Boat Hire

By Nick Taimitarha

Riverside wedding venues along the Thames are immensely popular. But when you are looking for something different as well as being near water, a stylish and novel way to celebrate your marriage is to hire a wedding boat.

Carlton Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court

By Nick Taimitarha

The Carlton Mitre Hotel is a popular riverside hotel and restaurant located right opposite Hampton Court palace. The Riverside Restaurant has panoramic views of the River Thames and is popular for family dinners, business meetings, or romantic evenings. The menu is Modern European with classic English cuisine.

Kings Arms Hotel, Hampton Court

By Nick Taimitarha

The Kings Arms Hotel is a 300 year old inn located by the Lions Gate of Hampton Court Palace. It has an atmospheric and cosy pub, with open log fires and comfortable sofas. It’s a popular spot for Sunday Lunch, especially during the winter months.

Take a boat trip to explore Molesey

By Nick Taimitarha

East Molesey is a hidden gem around Hampton Court. Just a 10 minute walk from the Turks Pier at Hampton Court, you just need to cross the bridge and you will see the shops and cafe bars to your left. There are many quality pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from and lovely independent shops…

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