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Kingston and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Kingston and surrounding areas

"Kingston's river side has exploded with restaurants and bars over the past few years."

Christian Dickson

"As a local, it's easy to forget how exciting it is to see Kingston's street art for the first time.."

Christian Dickson

"Imagine waking up to views of the River Thames from your very own waterside home in Kingston."

Christian Dickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kingston and surrounding areas locals go?

The Old Moot House

See a full-sized big band every Tuesday in the Old Moot House for free!

Kingston Rowing Club

A great club to get involved in that's walking distance from Kingston town centre.


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

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.

Don Corleone Café

Serving tasty food, this place is great to grab a quick and cheap lunch from.

Kingston Market

One of the most historic markets in the country dating back hundreds of years. On a Monday they have a huge choice of different fruits, veg and cooked foods and products.


Superb selection of high street stores all under one roof.

The Queen's Head

This pub has been refurbished recently and for the better! The Sunday roast was really amazing.

Five Guys

The best burger in Kingston, you can eat in or take it away. They also serve hotdogs and over 100 types of soft drinks.

The Wych Elm

A great pub for a family Sunday roast and a very dog-friendly place. It's in a lovely, quiet residential area too.

The Albert

Within just a few minutes' walk of Richmond Park, The Albert is the perfect pub to hole up in after an Autumn walk in the park.

The Terrace Eatery

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

Bevan's Butchers

The best butchers in town selling not just meat, but fish, cheeses and tasty deli items too.

Canbury Gardens Tennis Centre

Just next to the River Thames - a private tennis club where all ages and abilities are welcome.

The Boaters Inn

Amazing pub, great service and quality of food... good for Sunday family meals.

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"The name Kingston has evolved over the centuries from "Cyninges tun", to "Chingstune", then "Kingeston", "Kyngeston super Tamisiam" and perhaps most familiar "Kingestowne upon Thames in 1589."

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