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GoBoat comes to the Thames

GoBoat, the electric self-drive picnic-boat service that launched on the Regent's Canal in 2017, has opened another base on the Thames, at Kingston-upon-Thames.

The idea started in Scandinavia and has spread to other European cities, but the British operation is independent; founders Grant Sweeney and Julian Wootton opened their first base in Paddington Basin in 2017 (WW August 2017.) The boats have seating around a central table and dogs are welcome. “Alcohol can be consumed on the boat but the captain must always remain sober,” says the company.

The Thames base is adjacent to Kingston Road Bridge. The route goes upstream as far as Hampton Court Palace and downstream to Teddington but locking is not allowed, giving 3½ miles of river to play with. A one-hour trip starts at £59 Monday to Friday, with three hours from £119. More information is available at goboat.co.uk.

A GoBoat at Hampton Court Palace. 

Tuesday 21 May  | Andrew Denny  | 3.46pm, Tuesday 21 May 2019

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