Thames Travel was established in the winter of 1982 when founders John and Constance Green using their years of travel experience opened a high street independent travel agency that still stands in the same place today.

Creating a bespoke travel service for the local Richmond and Twickenham area, Thames Travel soon gained a loyal following, many of who plus their children and grandchildren remain avid clients to this day! In the early days John and Constance had three small children who quickly learned to love the world of travel and the opportunity to visit new and exciting destinations. Fast forward 15 years, their middle son Christian joined the family business after achieving a travel degree from Brighton University, followed by a year back-packing around the world. Christian is now the Managing Director and runs the business along with his wife Claire who he met at university also studying a degree in travel. Together with a team of exceptional travel advisors, Thames Travel was recently refurbished, has won many prestigious awards and is going from strength to strength.

Christian has grown up along-side Thames Travel as his parents John & Constance started the business in 1982 when he was just 3 years old. Having enjoyed many family holidays to places such a Jamaica, Barbados, Spain and Greece it only stands to reason that now as a father to two young children, Christian is always on the look out for new experiences and exciting destinations to take them to and his passion for delivering exceptional service remains as strong as when the business first started.


Claire is married to Christian and joined Thames Travel in 2015 having worked for 12 years in hotel marketing which took her all over the Caribbean, gaining valuable knowledge of an exquisite group of boutique hotels. Handling the marketing at Thames Travel Claire is in the know when it comes to what’s hot, which new and exciting hotels are opening and what incredible new experiences we can recommend to our discerning clients.

With over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry Lizzie brings with her a wealth of knowledge. Lizzie’s passion for travel started in 2007 when she embarked on a round the world trip. It was living and working in Australia for a year that she got her first job in travel. She then made the most of her time travelling extensively in Australia, New Zealand and Asia on her way home.

Lizzie is a specialist in First & Business Class travel as well as luxury travel in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Middle East and Mexico.

Having recently moved to St Margaret’s she is very excited to join Thames Travel and be part of such a friendly team that offer incredible service and personal touches.