5 Reasons to Visit Thames Ditton

By Grant Sweeney

Last updated July 11, 2024

5 Reasons to Visit Thames Ditton: GoBoat's Newest Location

Scenery on the river thames near Thames ditton from a Goboat

Are you looking for a charming day trip destination near London? Discover the picturesque village of Thames Ditton, home to GoBoat's newest location. We're thrilled to expand our fleet of eco-friendly, fully-electric boats into Surrey, inviting more people to explore the UK's stunning waterways. Here are five reasons why Thames Ditton should be your next adventure.

Where is Thames Ditton?

Nestled just a stone's throw from bustling London, Thames Ditton is a hidden gem in Surrey. This quaint village boasts stunning scenery, rich history, and friendly locals. Now, it's also home to the newest GoBoat location!

Getting to Thames Ditton is a breeze. Hop on a mainline rail service from London Waterloo, and in just over 30 minutes, you'll find yourself in this leafy Surrey village.

1. A Beautiful Riverside Location

Thames Ditton's crown jewel is its breathtaking natural beauty. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the village offers a picturesque setting that's hard to believe is so close to London.

  • Take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of the river and surrounding countryside
  • Explore nearby parks and nature reserves

For the ultimate riverside experience, book a GoBoat and glide along the water yourself!

Despite its proximity to the city, Thames Ditton maintains a quintessential English village atmosphere. History buffs will appreciate the village's rich heritage, evident in its architecture, including the 12th-century St. Nicholas Church.

passing under the bridge in Thames Ditton on a Goboat

2. Eating and drinking in Thames Ditton

Don't let its size fool you – Thames Ditton is a food lover's paradise. The village boasts:

  • A variety of independent shops and boutiques
  • Artisanal food stores
  • Handmade gifts and crafts
  • Excellent restaurants and cafes

Planning a GoBoat trip? We recommend picking up provisions from one of the local eateries or delis before arriving at our boatyard. Support family-run businesses and get a true taste of Thames Ditton!

3. Events in Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton is a lively village with a packed events calendar. Throughout the year, you can enjoy:

Be sure to check the local events calendar to see what's happening during your visit.

4. Thames Ditton's Convenient Location

Thames Ditton's proximity to London makes it perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway.

  • Easy access by public transport or car
  • Regular trains from London Waterloo (10-minute walk from GoBoat)
  • Ashley Road car park (7-minute walk from GoBoat)

While in Thames Ditton, why not explore nearby attractions? Visit Kingston, Esher, or Molesey. Don't miss the historic Hampton Court Palace, just a short drive away – you'll get a stunning view of this iconic building during your GoBoat trip!

Hampton Court Palace and GoBoat drone shot

5. GoBoat Thames Ditton - The Ultimate Thames Experience

No visit to Thames Ditton is complete without a GoBoat adventure. Find us at 40 Summer Road and experience the River Thames like never before.

  • Fully-electric, eco-friendly picnic boats
  • No prior boating experience required
  • Full tutorial and safety briefing provided
  • Unique way to see Thames Ditton and beyond

Ready to explore Thames Ditton by water? Here's our handy route map to get you started.