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Fortunella

Fortunella

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

Bevan's Butchers

Bevan's Butchers

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

Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre

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

Five Guys

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.

Kingston Market

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.

The Wych Elm

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.

Sigma Sport

Sigma Sport

Really popular cycling shop in the heart of Hampton Wick and right by Bushy Park.

Bentall Centre

Bentall Centre

Superb selection of high street stores all under one roof.

Stone

Stone

Everything you can expect from a traditional Italian restaurant - wood fired pizza oven, hearty pasta dishes and delicious garlic bread.

The Canbury Arms

The Canbury Arms

Excellent home cooked food, lovely staff, friendly and relaxed.

The Fairfield Recreation Ground

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.

Beanberry Coffee Company

Beanberry Coffee Company

A lovely independent coffee shop in the heart of Kingston with a wide selection of beans for all coffee connoisseurs. Their lattes in particular are beautiful.

The Grove

The Grove

Gastro pub with tasty food and a large beer garden.

The Queen's Head

The Queen's Head

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

The Old Moot House

The Old Moot House

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kingston, Surbiton, Ham, Teddington, Thames Ditton, New Malden, Twickenham, The Moleseys, Hampton and St Margarets

"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."

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

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

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Kingston Market is a great place to pick up delicious local produce...

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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).

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

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

Tiny Tunes - Teddington

Teddington Baptist Church
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

Little Teddies Parent Baby and Child Group

St John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities stories and songs as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! 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

Little Teddies Parent, Baby and Child Group

St John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers, carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities, stories and songs, as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! Website

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