The South West London section of the River Thames is our favourite stopping at the likes of Hampton Court, Teddington, Kingston, Twickenham and Richmond.
In this day out we look at the palace, enjoy the Thames walk and suggest a riverside beer in Kingston.
thames river boat to hampton court
If you are coming from Central London there is no better way to travel than a Thames River Boat from Westminster to Richmond or onwards to Hampton Court. More information on that here.
hampton court village
Once you are at Hampton Court you can go for a wander around the village across from the station. Henry's Kitchen (9 Bridge Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9HA | Website) and the Prince of Wales (23 Bridge Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9EU | Website) both serve good food.
The Palace and The Maze
While you are here you must visit Henry VIII's famous Palace and get lost in the maze. The Palace boasts impressive and beautiful gardens to explore too. More information here.
Thames Path Walks or bushy park
Once you have explored the Palace you have two awesome options for moving onto Kingston. Either walk through the leafy Bushy Park or take to the Thames Path. We have trambles that cover both of these walks so we'd love for you to join one of them.
Eat and Drink in Kingston
Kingston definitely doesn't have the beauty and quaint factor of Hampton Court but it does offer some wonderful spots along the Thames for a drink or food. Try Stein's (56 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN | Website) for a bavarian style beer fest, or Al Forno (Townsend Parade, 1-2-3a High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1LY | Website) for a quieter Italian affair.