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
Where do Southborough locals go?
Best Italian food I've had in the area by far. Coupled with great service and a wonderful selection of wine.
Submitted by Sharan
Kidz Rock is a soft play and family diner. Facilities are great and clean, the kids love it!
Submitted by Leanna
Langley's is lovely for an evening drink and their food menu is good. Gets a little loud on Wednesdays when it's Ladies Night!
Submitted by Jamie
Always loads of fun things for parties, balloons, costume, masks and accessories.
Submitted by Sedi
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!
Submitted by Lindsay
Recently refurbed pub with a traditional pub feel, it has a great atmosphere and outdoor seating areas with fireplaces to warm you up.
Submitted by Jade
Sorrento in Tolworth serves amazing Italian food and at good value too.
Submitted by Leanna
Tarte in the Park
Run by the people from The French Tarte cafe in Surbiton, this cafe in Victoria Recreation Ground is perfect for a quick lunch.
Submitted by Michael
Great for a night out with friends, great vibe and amazing cocktails.
Submitted by Jade
The French Tarte
A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.
Submitted by Billy
The French Table
This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
Submitted by Lise
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.
Submitted by Alison
Why do you find Southborough a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Southborough
Tiny TunesSurbiton 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 FolkKingston 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 HallThe 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 HallThe 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 TunesNew 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 BabiesPavilion 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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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Thames Ditton
- New Malden
- Worcester Park
- The Moleseys
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