Thames River Kayaking - Hampton Court Palace

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A London Tour with a tranquil twist - take a Kayaking Tour of London on the river Thames. Paddle past palaces and soak up the sights and sounds with this 90 minute London kayaking tour.

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£ 39

Thames River Kayaking - Hampton Court Palace

A London Tour with a tranquil twist - take a Kayaking Tour of London on the river Thames. Paddle past palaces and soak up the sights and sounds with this 90 minute London kayaking tour.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a London Tour with a difference, with this superb London Kayaking tour at Hampton Court. This experience shows you London from a whole new perspective, and is suitable for everyone - whether you have ever been kayaking before, this paddle is a doddle! You will make your way along the Thames at leisure enjoying, from your unusual vantage point, the sights and sounds of London's often elusive wildlife!

Upon arrival you will be met by your friendly and experienced British Canoe Union Instructor who will give a briefing and allocate all equipment. Then it’s into the water, where you will kayak upstream through the Molesey lock dating back to 1815, passing fine houseboats, small islands and a variety of wildlife. On the way to Taggs Island you will view the famous Garrick Temple honoring William Shakespeare. You’ll even pass the historical Hampton Court Palace - once home of King Henry VIII. During the tour your instructor will give you information of the local area and history. The experience lasts around 90 minutes. The tour begins and ends at the same location in Thames Ditton.

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This Hampton Court Palace tour by kayak can be booked on a selection of dates throughout the year - usually a few times per month (subject to availability).

Next Scheduled Tour:

14th September 2019

28th September 2019


Maximum Height: 6'6"
Maximum Weight: 17 stone
Minimum Age: 9

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (either taking part or walking alongside).

Participants should be able to swim 10 metres, however the nature of the kayaks and the type of experience this is makes getting wet highly unlikely!

Upon booking, the centre must be made aware of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to take part. Unfortunately, expectant mothers will not be permitted to participate.


Experience Duration: 01:30

Time Spent at Venue: 02:00

The Thames River Kayaking Tour will last for 90 minutes, but expect the entire experience to last for approximately 2 hours.

You will depart from and arrive back to the same meeting point in London.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Thames River Kayaking - Hampton Court Palace is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 4

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

Spectators can stroll along the footpath and watch - but it's far more enjoyable to get involved in the kayaking!

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants needed in order for the tour to go ahead.

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What to wear

All safety and kayaking equipment including life jackets is provided by the centre.

Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty/damp, with a rain jacket if necessary. Avoid jeans if possible.

Trainers/crocs are ideal footwear.

Bring a spare change of clothes for afterwards - there are no shower facilities but you may wish to change in the toilets.


The London kayak tours may be cancelled due to certain extreme/unsafe weather conditions. If you are in any doubt, please contact the kayak centre before setting off for your tour, to confirm whether tours are running.

£ 39