Kingston upon Thames

Steeped in centuries-old history, a treasurable student time awaits

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Jonny Lee Miller (Actor)
    John Inverdale (Broadcaster)
    Cyril Joe Barton (World War 2 Hero)

  • Population: 173,500

    • About Kingston upon Thames

      Kingston resides just 12 miles shy of central London and is not only a vibrant market town but one of London's most liveliest and exciting boroughs. 

      Situated on the River Thames you should expect vibrancy in abundance with a wide selection of stylish bars, shops, restaurants and galleries.  

      Kingston enjoys a unique location with direct links into London but also easy access to the surrounding Surrey countryside including Hampton Court and Richmond Park. Meaning you're never far away from escaping the rush of the city. 

      On the social scene Kingston-Upon-Thames offers the usual student staples for a well rounded nightlife. The Student Union has several great venues across its four campuses including Space Bar, Hannafords and Knight Park Bar. 

      Off campus you can expect a mix of traditional bars, local pubs and clubs including The Ram Pub and Pryzm (Formally Oceana). If you're after a more low key evening you can head for the superb entertainment complex, Rotunda for cinema, food and fitness. Richmond and Teddington are also a taxi ride away for students looking for variety and each town offers a different vibe for you to experience. 

      Kingston-Upon-Thames has two great markets: The Ancient Market, which trades 7 days a week and sells everything from locally sourced produce to foods from around the world. This is Well worth a visit and will no doubt be a major part of your weekly budgeting. Then there is Fairfield Monday Market, which trades on a Monday only with a variety of traders. 

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Kingston University

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      Interesting Facts

      • Before finding fame, singer-songwriter Eric Clapton used to spend time busking in Kingston...

      • The Clattern Bridge on the High Street, which dates back to the 13th century, is the oldest surviving bridge in London...

      • Kingston’s Coronation Stone dates back to the 10th century...