Hammerton's Ferry is a pedestrian and cycle ferry service across the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England. The ferry links the northern bank near Marble Hill House in Twickenham with the southern bank near Ham House in Ham. It is one of only four remaining ferry routes in London not to be replaced by a bridge or tunnel.
Although ferries (and later bridges) had crossed the river to the east at Richmond since 1459 and to the west at Eel Pie Island since at least 1652, the lands to the south of the river at this point had historically been privately held by the Tollemache family (owners of Ham House) and were off limits to the public. Consequently, despite the distance from the nearest crossings there was little demand for cross-river services at this location. Additionally, the Tollemache family had licensing rights for the Twickenham Ferry at Eel Pie Island (sometimes known as Dysart's ferry after the family), and consequently had little interest in promoting a competing service. The Twickenham Ferry is a setting for some action in Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
DG | Apr 16, 2018
Brilliant little ferry that runs almost all of the year, 10am to 6pm, pretty much on demand. Safe, quick, cheap - with friendly and helpful staff. Only a £1 a trip and it saves miles of walking if you want to go from Twickenham to Ham or vice versa. Children also carried safely and cheaply, bikes too.
Steve Hackett | Apr 2, 2018
Awesome service, friendly staff. Great way to get to Twickenham!
Syd The Cat | Nov 30, 2017
Fantastic service from some of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Very helpful with buggies, push-chairs, bicycles and whatever else is needed.
Ryan Gower | Oct 27, 2017
These guys are super nice and accommodating you just yell from across the water and they come out and scoop you up. Good work guys!
Anette Rinner | Aug 27, 2017
I loved the service! Always friendly and up for a chat. The best shortcut between Twickenham and Ham during daytime.
Toby Scott | May 30, 2018
My wife and I were left in a pickle wondering how to get across the river Thames without getting wet. Thankfully after a wave to the captain of a very fine river ferry we were picked up and safely transported to the other side. This was done with a smile and all for the princely sum of £1 port adult. I will use a again as soon as I need to cross the river!!!
Nevvyn PieEater. | Jun 20, 2018
Conveyed me and my trusty steed from one side of the river to the other. No one drowned. What more do you want from a ferry service.
Marja Quak | Jun 7, 2018
Great little ferry crossing allowing access to pubs on the other side of the river Thames. If you're lucky you may meet the cats of the ferry man.
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