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Kew Pier

About Kew Pier

Kew Pier is situated on the South shore of the River Thames next to Kew Bridge. The pier is a short walk from the historic Royal Botanic Gardens At Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kew Pier is owned & operated by Westminster Passenger Services Association (More commonly advertised as Thames River Boats). Thames River Boats are operating services between Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage & are also able to offer private charters from these locations.

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Daytime / Evening Cruises from Kew Pier

The following cruises are operated by Thames River Boats, click the link below to visit their website.

Cruise from Westminster, Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court

Thames River Boats operate cruises between Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage. 

All of Thames River Boats cruises take place onboard traditional passenger boats with indoor & outdoor seating, heating, toilet facilities & a fully licensed bar.

View the latest Thames River Boats timetable & book your tickets online on the Thames River Boats Website.

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Cruises from Kew Pier to Westminster Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage are operated by Thames River Boats (WPSA (Westminster Passenger Service Association) & can be booked at the Thames River Boats ticket office at each location.

operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court between April – October. Due to tidal constraints in the upper reaches the timetable varies from day to day. The latest sailings can be found online at the Thames River Boats Website.

Kew to Westminster

M.V Cockney Sparrow

Thames River Boats operate a regular service between Westminster Pier & Kew Pier twice daily between April & October.

The service passes through the City of Westminster, & a number of London Boroughs including Chelsea, Wandsworth & Putney before arriving in the upper reaches.

Kew to Richmond & Hampton Court

M.V Cockney Sparrow passing the East Front, Hampton Court Palace

Thames River boats operate services between Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court. On select days passengers can board the morning cruise at Kew Pier & travel upriver to Richmond & Hampton Court. On selected days passengers can also continue their cruise downriver to Kew on the last sailing of the day.

Richmond Circular Cruise

M.V Princess Freda passing Marble Hill House

Thames River Boats operate 45-minute circular cruises from Richmond Landing Stage upriver towards Teddington Lock & back. These trips take place onboard a traditional passenger vessel with indoor & outdoor seating, a fully licensed bar & toilet facilities.

Hampton Court Garden Festival

The East Front, Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court

Thames River Boats will be operating extra services for the Hampton Court Garden Festival between Monday 5th July 2021 & Sunday 11th July 2021.

Private Charters from Kew Pier

Our versatile party boats are a popular choice for corporate & private events on the River Thames. Large open decks, heated saloons & fully licensed bars are just a few of the facilities to be found on-board.

We can provide a wide range of catering & dining options, perfectly paired with our extensive wine menu. Our entertainment options & decorations can also make your event truly unique.

Near Kew Pier

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About The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Walking Distance  6 Min / 0.3 Miles Visit Website
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About Kew Palace

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Walking Distance  10 Min / 0.3 Miles Visit Website

 Kew Pier Location

**Transportation links are based on data from Transport for London, always check their website (tfl.gov.uk) when planning your journey.

Walking times & distances are average times based on data from Google Maps.

We operate daytime cruises from 6 piers on the River Thames & private charters from over 20 piers. Click the link below to view all piers.

**Transportation links are based on data from Transport for London, always check their website (tfl.gov.uk) when planning your journey.

Walking times & distances are average times based on data from Google Maps.

Join us for a relaxing river cruise to Kew Gardens on board a comfortable Thames passenger boat with a heated saloon, fully licensed bar & outdoor deck.
 
During November & December the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew will be hosting Christmas At Kew, an immersive festive trail through the gardens incorporating experience of light & sound. On Saturdays & Sundays from the 23rd November until the 22nd December we will be operating special evening cruises from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier (the Royal Botanic Gardens are only a 10 minute walk from Kew Pier). These Christmas At Kew cruises depart Westminster Pier at 15:30 (boarding at 15:15) on-board traditional passenger boats with heated saloons, fully licensed bars & outdoor decks.
 
The cruise takes approximately 1-hour, 30-minutes & passes through the City of Westminster & a number of London boroughs including Chelsea, Wandsworth & Putney before arriving in the upper reaches. The next stage of the journey cruises through Hammersmith, Barnes & Chiswick, passing islands & stately homes before arriving at Kew Pier. During the cruise we will pass beneath a number of London’s bridges & pass numerous landmarks including Westminster Bridge, the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Lambeth Palace, Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Bridge & Albert Bridge.
 
Please Note: This is a 1-Way river cruise from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier. Christmas at Kew entry is not included with the river cruise ticket.