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Thames River – Westminster to Hampton Court

22 Pics.  With hindsight I would have traveled to Richmond (underground railway – District Line) and tried the alternative river service provided by Turks to Hampton Court. The journey would have been shorter (1 and 3/4 hours) and travels the more picturesque part of the river (including the above bridge).

There is only one company that provides Thames River travel all the way from Westminster Bridge to Hampton Court, that is WPSA.  However I was not all that impressed. It is 3 and 1/2 hour journey, the upper deck seating uncomfortable, the engine noisy and the commentary full of irritating chatter.  Added to which, the first part of the journey was not greatly picturesque apart from the immediate view of Westminster Palace (Pictures) which could have been seen/photographed from the south bank of the river.

Here are the pictures of the two legs:-

Westminster to Richmond

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Richmond to Hampton Court

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4 responses

  1. Frustrating when things don’t turn out as well as they could have. You did a splendid job capturing the beauty though.
    Perhaps you need some herbal tea. Or alcohol.
    (The photos look very similar to where the Top Gear boys filmed their hover car shenanigans. )


    July 7, 2014 at 20:38

    • Oh, it’s OK. I’m trying to present a visitors guide, warts and all. It’s quite fun. Wait till you see what comes next. 😀


      July 8, 2014 at 00:08

  2. So lovely and your photos are magnifique Graham!


    July 25, 2014 at 20:41

    • Thank you. I’m getting the hang of it. Mind you, you should see the rubbish I don’t publish. 😛


      July 26, 2014 at 00:10

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