Family feel – lovely quiet streets with a welcoming atmosphere
"There has been a lot of development in Surbiton in recent years."Greg Boxer
"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
Where do Surbiton 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
Great for a night out with friends, great vibe and amazing cocktails.
Submitted by Jade
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
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
Always loads of fun things for parties, balloons, costume, masks and accessories.
Submitted by Sedi
The French Table
This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
Submitted by Lise
Sorrento in Tolworth serves amazing Italian food and at good value too.
Submitted by Leanna
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
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
Why do you find Surbiton a great place to live?
"It's a friendly and upmarket spot with great links to London and beautiful parks and the Thames nearby."
"I love Surbiton because of its kind people."
"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
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
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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