Family feel – lovely quiet streets with a welcoming atmosphere
"There has been a lot of development in Surbiton in recent years."Greg Boxer
"It's not every day you see a Mini in a wall...but you do in Surbiton!"Leanna Sharman
"There are some extraordinary properties in the Surbiton and Kingston area that you wouldn't find in central London."Leanna Sharman
Where do Surbiton locals go?
The Harts Boatyard
With large windows overlooking the Thames, this delightful restaurant makes it feel as if you're dining on a ship!
Submitted by Stephen
The French Tarte
A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.
Submitted by Billy
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
The French Table
This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
Submitted by Lise
Great for a night out with friends, great vibe and amazing cocktails.
Submitted by Jade
Best Italian food I've had in the area by far. Coupled with great service and a wonderful selection of wine.
Submitted by Sharan
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
Set over different levels with a separate sports bar and a play area for the kids, this pub is great for everyone!
Submitted by Michael
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
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
Kidz Rock is a soft play and family diner. Facilities are great and clean, the kids love it!
Submitted by Leanna
Sorrento in Tolworth serves amazing Italian food and at good value too.
Submitted by Leanna
Why do you find Surbiton a great place to live?
"For me Surbiton is overlooked as a destination for great food, as there are loads of places to choose from. From gastro pubs, Italian cuisine to Thai food. "
"I love Surbiton because of the friendly atmosphere and the farmers' market."
"A beautiful area that is great for families. 10 minutes to Clapham Junction. Great walks by the river and good schools too!"
"Great transport links. Lovely high street. Close to Kingston"
"Surbiton is extremely peaceful and friendly. I live in a residential area that has a warmth to it. Crime rates are exceptionally low and people seem very friendly. Rent is reasonable as well and with trains into central London that only take 20 minutes, it is in an ideal location for commuting or just general sight seeing. There is something quite lovely about travelling past the London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the way ... more
"I've recently moved to the area from Manchester and I'm glad I made the move. Great rail links, nice restaurants and pubs and a real community feel."
"Surbiton is a beautiful area, with the River Thames and cosmopolitan Kingston nearby. Great restaurants and Central London is 30 minutes away by train. Surbiton is the best place to live in London!"
"The Queen of the suburbs! 20 minutes to London, the River Thames on your doorstep and close proximity to the commercial centre of Kingston. As well as direct roads out of the city, there's two international airports within easy reach too. Perfectly situated!"
"I love living in the leafy outskirts of suburban London with the enchanting River Thames on your doorstep - while I'm able to reach the centre of town and all the fun that it has to offer in just 15 minutes by train! Being very close to the Surrey County border, I can drive out to the North Downs and Box Hill effortlessly in 30 minutes and reach the seaside in just over one hour!"
What do you like about Surbiton?
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 Surbiton
Surbiton, a suburban area of London in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is a town next to the River Thames, populated with a mixture of Art-Deco courts, spacious and grand late-19th century townhouses blending into a sea of semi-detached 20th century housing estates. Rail commuters from Surbiton can reach Central London in about 18 minutes on a fast train, as well as places further afield, including Portsmouth and Southampton. This has made Surbiton a convenient location from which to commute into Central London, reflected in the size of its population.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Thames Ditton
- New Malden
- Worcester Park
- The Moleseys
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