The cruise from Westminster to Kew Gardens

Journey time approximately an hour and a half each way

The Palm House at Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are laid out over 300 acres, and boast more than 100,000 species and varieties of plants, Royal buildings and statues and the famous Palm House. On 3 July 2003 the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was officially inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Kew Village is an eighteenth century English village complete with a village green, where cricket is still played to this day.

Our journey starts at Westminster Pier right beside Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. Among the many sights and landmarks as we proceed up-river are: -

Upriver from Kew you'll find Richmond Park, which contains over 200 acres that were originally enclosed by Charles I for hunting. Now open to the public it is notably famous for the herds of deer that roam wild here.

Richmond shopping centre has a mixture of main stores and specialist shops, especially dealing with antiques. From Richmond Hill some of the finest views in London and the Thames are to be found.