#7. Kingston to Windsor, 3 nights

Twin Cabin only available. To book this route, please fill out the booking form.

The popular Thames at its best – relaxing and scenic. Views and more. We will be amongst fine scenery and wildlife with magnificent views of homes, towns and villages on one of the most famous rivers in the world. The Majestic Thames.

Visit Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace

We depart our mooring and cruise to the magnificent Hampton Court Palace to make a visit to the Palace and/or Gardens. Later, passing Platt’s Eyot, where the Thorneycroft company built torpedo boats from 1938 to 1945, we reach Sunbury Court Island and see immaculate chalets and waterside bungalows. At Shepperton Lock we may see Nauticalia, the National Trust ferry operated for walkers – note “Droves of sheep are carried at one shilling per score, but the shepherd must clean up afterwards”. That’s good value – 5p for 20 sheep!!

After Weybridge the river twists and turns to Chertsey. Look out for the colourful and sometimes eccentric holiday chalets, bungalows and houseboats. Near Holm Island we pass the London Stone, which marked the jurisdiction of the City of London over the river. In medieval times, this was the highest point of the tidal Thames. It was also the next bridge upstream after London Bridge, some 20 miles away.

Shepperton Lock View

View from Shepperton Lock

Soon we reach Runnymede and can visit the RAF Memorial, Kennedy Memorial and, of course, the Runnymede Memorial marking the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215. On the north bank are the remains of Ankerwycke Priory. As we pass Old Windsor and the Albert and Victoria bridges, there are fine views of Windsor. We also pass close to Queen Victoria´s former boathouse, seen only from the river.

A short peaceful and scenic cruise along Britain’s most famous River covering  21 miles and 8 locks – and not a single windlass in sight!

Join us on Kailani at 2pm and we set off cruising at 3pm. Departure on your last day will be at 10am.

The closest railway stations are at Kingston and Windsor Cenrtal.

 

Twin Cabin only available. To book this route, please fill out the booking form.

Hotel Boat Kailani