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3 April 2011

Take a trip on Hammerton's Ferry

Established in 1909 by Walter Hammerton, a local chap who had set up a business hiring out boats on the river, Hammerton's Ferry is still running today, offering walkers and cyclists a way to cross the river between Orleans Road in Twickenham and Ham House in Richmond.

Now operated by Francis and Jenny Spencer, who acquired the business seven years ago, the ferry operates daily from 1st March until 31st October, and on weekends during the winter, weather permitting. Whilst today the ferry uses a modern boat, built in 1997, Hammerton's original skiff is still on display in the Museum of Docklands.

A ticket costs £1 for adults, and 50p for children, and adult bikes are an extra 50p. For more information, see http://hammertonsferry.co.uk/


  1. So after clicking through your link to the ferry the other day, I noticed that you can also rent canoes and row boats from Hammertons Ferry. With that in mind, 8 of us ventured out there last Sunday for a leisurely row/kayak so thank-you!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22670857@N03/5607858606/in/set-72157626345833819 (not a great pic, but a great day!)

    1. Hello,

      Hammertons ferry is now on Facebook. Please add us. And we hope to see you again this summer for a row/kayak.

  2. Looks brilliant, and it is a good picture in my opinion.

    Glad you had such great weather for it too!

  3. Is the ferry still operating?

    The url is dead .....

  4. I love water journey and definitely would love to have it!

  5. check out their new website:

  6. Hammertons Ferry can also be 'liked' on facebook and or 'followed' on Twitter for daily updates and deals.

  7. Join us at Hammertons Ferry this summer! Cross the river on the Ferry, or hire a rowing boat/canoe whilst the sun is shining! Open 10am-6pm in the summertime