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A locals' guide to Southborough

"There are some extraordinary properties in the Surbiton and Kingston area that you wouldn't find in central London."

Leanna Sharman

"It's not every day you see a Mini in a wall...but you do in Surbiton!"

Leanna Sharman

"There has been a lot of development in Surbiton in recent years."

Greg Boxer

What is your favourite place?

Where do Southborough locals go?

Casa Viva

Best Italian food I've had in the area by far. Coupled with great service and a wonderful selection of wine.

Caffé Amici

Potentially the smallest café/restaurant I have come across, but packed with rustic charm. The staff are all Italian and sell a great range of foodstuffs - the freshly made sandwiches on Italian breads are a must have at lunch and are so delicious!

Gordon Bennett!

A really popular bar/restaurant on tree-lined Maple Road.

The French Tarte

A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.

The French Table

This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.

The Antelope

A great pub to meet up with friends over a few drinks.

Surbiton Farmers' Market

This fabulous farmers' market is on Maple Road every third Saturday of the month. There are 26 stalls of fresh farm produce and speciality foods, and it's a great place for meeting friends in the adjoining bars and restaurants. All surplus proceeds go to local charities.

The Grove

Gastro pub with tasty food and a large beer garden.

The Harts Boatyard

With large windows overlooking the Thames, this delightful restaurant makes it feel as if you're dining on a ship!


Good food, good beer, good times!

The Albany

Fantastic gastro pub right on the River Thames opposite Hampton Court Palace.

The Fairfield Recreation Ground

Local football clubs play here in season and it's 3 minutes' walk from the town centre - easy access if you want some peace and quiet after a big shop.

Rose Theatre

Amazing performances and very diverse choice of shows in the centre of Kingston.


This welcoming café with very friendly staff is a great place to grab breakfast!

The Terrace Eatery

This is a great breakfast and lunch place. Their food is amazing, always fresh and plenty of it! Great cakes too!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Surbiton, Chessington, Thames Ditton, Kingston, New Malden, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Esher, The Moleseys and Ewell

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"Since the 15th century, every year in July, a census is taken of all the swans on the River Thames. In 2009, the Queen attended the ceremony called Swan Upping, marking the first time that a reigning monarch has done so."

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Tiny Tunes

Surbiton Library Hall
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Woodcraft Folk

Kingston Quaker Centre
Woodcraft Folk is the cooperative movement for children and young people. We run groups where young people meet to play games make friends and learn about big ideas from social justice to climate change through cooperative activities. Tolworth and Kingston Woodcraft Folk are now running a new children's group at Kingston Quaker Centre on Fairfield East in Kingston on Thursday evenings from 6-7.15 pm. At Woodcraft Folk we encourage every child to get involved and to feel valued. We aim to teach children independence empowerment equality and how to care for the planet. To get involved or ask any questions please contact Andy Marshall the leader of the new group on 07762 447759 or email him at Tolkingwoodcraft@gmail.com . At Tolworth And Kingston we are currently running groups for ages 6 - 9 (Elfins) and 10 - 12 (Pioneers).

Baby Sensory at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Baby Sensory classes provide an exciting activity, which will be fun for you and will help with your baby's sensory development. Call Sari who will arrange for you and your baby to visit one of their classes. Website

Catch-A-Balls: Classes (Ages 2.5-3.5 years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Catch-a-Balls classes are ball skills and movement classes for pre-school children. We use a variety of equipment including large and small balls, hoops, scarves, balloons and beanbags. Website

Mummy & Me Ballet Class (Ages 18 Months-3 Years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
An early introduction to ballet and movement where your little ones can transform into fairies, butterflies and everything magical. There will also be well known activity songs with which the children will be familiar and love to sing along to. It aims to develop listening skills, memory, co-ordination and basic motor skills through creative movement. The best bit about this class is that the mums, dads and carers can join in too. Website

Tiny Tunes

New Malden Library
Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Website

NCT Bumps and Babies

Pavilion Cafe
Are you pregnant and/or have a new baby? Looking to get out of the house for an easy outing and talk with other local mums? Come to our Bumps & Babies group and join other mums and mums-to-be every Wednesday morning. Our antenatal teacher will be on hand on the first and third Wednesday of each month to answer any questions you may have. We meet at the Pavilion Cafe on the Claygate Recreation ground from 10:30am-noon. There is no charge and you don't have to be an NCT member to come along. Park on Church Road and walk up the path past the playground. We look forward to seeing you there! Website
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