Kingston upon Thames

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A town in South-West London situated south of Richmond and east of the River Thames. Families move here for the good schools, access to Richmond Park and spacious Victorian houses that are relatively affordable compared to Richmond and Wimbledon. The town centre is busy but provides good shopping and restaurants.

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Riverside location beautiful in parts..

21/01/2023

Kingston is ideally located east of the River Thames and surrounded by some of London's nicest parks...

Kingston is ideally located east of the River Thames and surrounded by some of London's nicest parks, Richmond Park, Wimbledon Park, Bushey Park, Hampton Court Park and Putney Heath so you really are lost for choice if green space is your thing. There is also a busy city centre and shopping centre if that's your thing (certainly not mine), but it does provide convenience. Although Kingston feels way out, it has good public transport links with both Kingston and Norbiton stations providing easy access into Waterloo within the hour. It is also known to have many good schools in the area, although I don't know much more about this myself. All of these factors make Kingston a very popular place to live if you don't mind being a little distance from Central London.


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Alexus83

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Gorgeous residential streets!

25/05/2022

I'm not a huge fan of the big town centre, it's quite bland and lacks character.. but there are some...

I'm not a huge fan of the big town centre, it's quite bland and lacks character.. but there are some gorgeous residential roads with grand houses by the river. I love driving through these roads when I'm passing through.


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zia

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  • High Street

    9.0 ( 3 )
  • Pedestrian Access

    8.7 ( 3 )
  • Shopping

    8.3 ( 3 )
  • Attractive Houses & Pretty Streets

    8.0 ( 3 )
  • Schools

    8.0 ( 2 )
  • Parks & Green Spaces

    7.7 ( 3 )
  • Pubs & Cafes

    7.7 ( 3 )
  • Architecture

    7.3 ( 3 )
  • Cycle Access

    7.3 ( 3 )
  • Healthcare

    7.3 ( 3 )
  • Sports Facilities

    7.3 ( 3 )
  • Community Feel

    7.0 ( 3 )
  • Nightlife & Entertainment

    7.0 ( 3 )
  • Safety

    7.0 ( 3 )
  • Cleanliness

    6.7 ( 3 )
  • Council Services

    6.7 ( 3 )
  • Driver Access

    6.7 ( 3 )
  • Parking

    6.7 ( 3 )
  • Public Transport

    6.3 ( 3 )
  • Affordability

    5.3 ( 3 )
  • Hipness

    5.0 ( 3 )
  • Museums, Galleries & Culture

    5.0 ( 3 )
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Station Kingston

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Reviews(2)

Riverside location beautiful in parts..

21/01/2023

Kingston is ideally located east of the River Thames and surrounded by some of London's nicest parks...

Kingston is ideally located east of the River Thames and surrounded by some of London's nicest parks, Richmond Park, Wimbledon Park, Bushey Park, Hampton Court Park and Putney Heath so you really are lost for choice if green space is your thing. There is also a busy city centre and shopping centre if that's your thing (certainly not mine), but it does provide convenience. Although Kingston feels way out, it has good public transport links with both Kingston and Norbiton stations providing easy access into Waterloo within the hour. It is also known to have many good schools in the area, although I don't know much more about this myself. All of these factors make Kingston a very popular place to live if you don't mind being a little distance from Central London.


  • 3 0 0
User
Alexus83

(Reviewer)

Gorgeous residential streets!

25/05/2022

I'm not a huge fan of the big town centre, it's quite bland and lacks character.. but there are some...

I'm not a huge fan of the big town centre, it's quite bland and lacks character.. but there are some gorgeous residential roads with grand houses by the river. I love driving through these roads when I'm passing through.


  • 3 0 0
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zia

(Reviewer)