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 to browse in.

It’s a favourite stopping point for cyclists en route along the towpaths towards Kingston and Richmond.

The cafes are bustling on Sunday mornings, as families and couples enjoy a leisurely read of the papers with a coffee and croissant. The views over Hampton Court Palace and the river are awesome.

Turk Launches river boats can take you right there, it makes for a lovely day out.

Check out our river trip timetable