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Riverside restaurants, outstanding shopping facilities and direct links to London Waterloo

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

Christian Dickson

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

Sonia Gill

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

Christian Dickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Kingston locals go?

Sigma Sport

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

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.


Ice cream every way - milkshakes, sundaes or just on its own, a great place to catch up with your mates.

Bevan's Butchers

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

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 Terrace Eatery

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


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

Canbury Gardens Tennis Centre

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


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

Kingston Rowing Club

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

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.

The Boaters Inn

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


Good food, good beer, good times!

Cappadocia Express

The kebabs in this authentic Turkish restaurant are superb! They make fresh bread daily and their own chilli sauce, as well as showcasing belly dancers on a Wednesday!

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 Surbiton, Ham, Teddington, Thames Ditton, New Malden, Twickenham, The Moleseys, Hampton, St Margarets and Raynes Park

What do you love about Kingston?

Why do you find Kingston a great place to live?


"So much for all ages to do, great parks both large and small, Richmond Park feels a world away from London! Great shopping and schools :) And only about 25 mins on the train to central London."

February 2015


"Nice family area, vicinity to the Thames and Richmond park, excellent shopping choices"

February 2015


"The proximity to London but the feel of the countryside."

January 2015


"Kingston is a great vibrant town with fantastic travel links. The redevelopment of the market in the town square has been great, There is a vast array of shops, and the recent riverside development has bought some great family friendly chain restaurants to the area. The location on the river is perfect to enjoy an early evening walk."

January 2015

Local resident

"The shops!"

May 2011


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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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  1. About Kingston

    Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned and is now a suburb situated 10 miles (16.1 km) south west of Charing Cross. Kingston was built at the first crossing point of the Thames upstream from London Bridge and a bridge still exists at the same site. Central Kingston is a busy predominantly retail centre, with a small number of commercial offices and civic buildings. It has a great amount of car parks, connected by a one-way system. It is one of the main centres of the south west London bus network, and it is connected to Twickenham, Richmond, Wimbledon, and London Waterloo by National Rail trains. Shopping is well catered for and is generally towards the upper end of expectations, with a good mixture of familiar High Street chains and more select boutiques. The shopping centre includes a shopping mall, "The Bentall Centre". Kingston's main open space is the River Thames, with its lively frontage of bars and restaurants. Downstream there is a walk through Canbury Gardens towards Teddington Lock. Upstream there is a promenade crossing the Hogsmill river and reaching almost to Surbiton. Across Kingston Bridge is a tree lined river bank fronting the expanse of Hampton Court Park.

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