A local guide to move in Kingston upon Thames

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Kingston upon Thames is a town in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, England. It is situated on the River Thames and 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It is notable as the ancient market town in which Saxon kings were crowned and today is the administrative centre of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. “

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Kingston upon Thames?

It could be that Kingston upon Thames has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Kingston upon Thames. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Kingston upon Thames. Also, knowing what’s available in Kingston upon Thames and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

The facilities you might need in Kingston upon Thames

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Kingston upon Thames name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby Kingston upon Thames

Train and tube stations in Kingston upon Thames can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames 3.9 149
Hampton Wick United Kingdom 3.8 20

What schools are in the area of Kingston upon Thames?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Kingston upon Thames.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Grammar School 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 28
Nuffield Health Kingston Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.6 275
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary & Nursery School Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.6 18
Tiffin School Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames 4 43
Learn English At Home (LEAH) Second Floor, Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 1
Mecklenburg PRU Richmond Road Medical Centre, 95 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
WEIS Global 8A Castle Street, Kingston upon Thames 1 1
Bright Horizons Elm Grove Day Nursery and Preschool 12 Elm Grove, Kingston upon Thames 3.4 10
The Pre-school Centre Ltd 7 Station Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Matt Helm Duplicate Page 13 Vicarage Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
St Luke’s C Of E Primary School Acre Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.7 3
King Athelstan Primary School Villiers Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.7 11
Bright Horizons Kingston Day Nursery and Preschool 95 Richmond Road, London 4.3 7
Katey’s Nursery & Pre-School, Kingston – Irresistible Learning 2 Acre Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 17
Bedelsford School Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.5 4
The FeatherNest Nursery 31 Villiers Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 3
Acteach 161A Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Educare Small School (Kindergarten preschool & school) 12 Cowleaze Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.8 12
CAMPION DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 12 John Austin Close, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Surrey, Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames has 7 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Assessment Services 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 2
Canbury Medical Centre 1 Elm Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.4 110
High View Chinese Medical Clinic 31 Old London Road, London, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
The London Orthotic Consultancy 1 Elm Crescent, Kingston upon Thames 4.8 59
Kingston Health Centre 10 Skerne Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.7 383
Boots Hearingcare Kingston Boots, 42 Union Street, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Heartsure 1 Brunswick Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.9 10

Post offices in Kingston upon Thames

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Richmond Road Post Office 109 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.8 58
Kingston Upon Thames Post Office Unit L7, Bentalls Shopping Centre, Dolphin Street, Kingston upon Thames 3.7 155
Post Box 1 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames 0 0
Hawks Road Post Office 46 Hawks Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.4 24
Hampton Wick Local Post Office & Convenience Store 56 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames 3.9 19

Things we love about Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Kingston upon Thames has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Kingston upon Thames

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Kingston upon Thames might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Kingston Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 275
David Lloyd Kingston 2nd Floor, The Rotunda, Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 387
The Gym Group London Kingston Eve House, Eden Street, Adams Walk, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1084
Sweaty Betty 37 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 10
Sportac Acrobatic Gymnastics Club (The Gym, De Brome Road, Feltham, TW13 5ER) o, for post, c, 40 East Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1
Power Yoga Kingston Swinnerton Hall, 62 Gibbon Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 N/A
Om Tara Yoga Chichester House, 145A London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 N/A
DB Personal Training Arena Gym, College, Kent Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 3
Kingston Physio Group 137 King’s Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 81
Hampton Wick Health 46 High Street Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 49
Alva Yoga, Acupuncture and Sound Medicine 1 Raeburn Close, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 4
Bodyworks 1 Brunswick Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 10
Sam Tan Yoga Glamorgan Road, Hampton Wick 4.3 9
Kingston Cobras Kickboxing Club Arena Health Club, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 11
Pregnancy & Hatha Yoga with… Maya & Debbie Dance Studio @ Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 N/A
GetBodyFit The Rotunda, 10, The Rotunda Centre, Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 28
High View Chinese Medical Clinic 31 Old London Road, London, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 N/A
Perma Performance Unit 2 Parc House Studios, 25-37 Cowleaze Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 18
PureGym London Kingston 27 Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 14
Yoga Breathworks The Studio, 120 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 10

Restaurants

Kingston upon Thames has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Albion 45 Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1109
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 42-46 High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 940
The Foresters Arms 45 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 486
The Grey Horse – Smok’d 46 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1216
Red Planet Pizza/jasmine garden Kingston branch 46 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 40
Subway 18 Castle Street, London, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 410
Zizzi – Kingston 43 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 784
Deea Bangladeshi Cuisine 145-147 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 206
The Terrace Eatery 6A, Food for Thought, 7 apple Market, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 557
Nando’s Kingston 37-38 High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1661
Woody’s 5 Ram Passage, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 850
wagamama kingston upon thames 16-18 High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1309
Las Iguanas – Kingston The Malthouse, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1454
Spice Lodge 59 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 85
Al Forno Restaurant Townsend Parade 1-2-3a, High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 1304
Starbucks Coffee The Bentall Centre, Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 451
Roz Ana 4-8 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 505
Browns Kingston 3 Charter Quay, Jerome Place, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 2126
Eden Kebab Kingston 50 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 91
Roosters Piri Piri 4 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 274

In Kingston upon Thames, is there a lot of green space?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Kingston upon Thames in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Public houses of Kingston upon Thames

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Kingston upon Thames has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Foresters Arms 45 High Street Hampton Wick KT1 4DG Traditional pub built around 1861 with a reputation for good food that include Sunday roast lunches. The pub was refurbished in 2020 and is part carpeted with a wooden floor in the centre bar area, a small cosy side library room with side access and fire-place. The separate restaurant room can be curtained off as needed on special occasions. The corner TV in the bar area shows old films (Film4) with no sound but with subtitles on. Outside seating is on the front corner pavement (with its own tree) and to the side. The pub provides accommodation with four en suite boutique rooms (see pub’s website for details). Quiz night every other Monday. Dog friendly but not in restaurant or upstairs and children not allowed in the pub after 6 pm.
Swan 22 High Street Hampton Wick KT1 4DB There has been a pub on this site since the fourteenth century. The present building was designed in 1905 and retains the open fire. This large spacious pub is now under a new Tenant from May 2022 and the pub’s refurbishment is still ongoing.
White Hart Hotel 1 High Street Hampton Wick KT1 4DA A Tudor’ style Hotel/pub on the Hampton Wick roundabout that started life as a large pub that was subsequently converted to a Hotel by Fullers. It has retained a small front bar with dining area open to all. A secluded outside seating is also provided at the front. The Hotel has 37 room. Food available in the bar dinning area.
7000 Jars of Beer 1 Crown Passage/ Unit H Crown Arcade Kingston KT1 1JB Bottle shop/cafe bar with 4 usually unfiltered and often container-conditioned beers dispensed from key kegs, including growler filling facilities. Has a few tables and chairs so that sampling can take place. Draught beer sold in 2/3 pint sampling measures. Around 200 different bottled and canned beers also stocked. Although only olives, biscuits, etc. are sold in the way of food, customers may bring in their own snacks to eat with a beer. Monthly beer and wine tasting evenings held.
Albion 45 Fairfield Road Kingston KT1 2PY Taken over in September 2016 by Big Smoke Brewery and following their usual successful formula. Cosy wood panelled interior with varnished wood floors. 10 Ales available – including usually three from Big Smoke, others will include local and national micros. 19 keg beers also offered. Home cooked food available. L-shaped interior with a small seating area to the front and a larger area to the side which leads to the patio garden with heaters. The gin distillery room at the back of the garden can be hired for meetings or private dining. Pub overlooks Fairfield Green. Quiz night Sunday. Board games available. Occasional beer festivals. Local CAMRA joint Pub of the Year 2019. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Bishop 2, Bishops Hall, Thames Street Kingston KT1 1PY Prominent riverside pub, with light and airy style. Varied clientele, popular with shoppers and business people alike. Can get busy especially evenings and weekends. The upstairs bar affords excellent views over the River Thames but is not open at all times. Changing beers often from local breweries. Good range of food served. Large outside seating area is pet friendly. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Cocoanut 16, Mill Street Kingston KT1 2RF Originally the Joiners Arms but renamed in the 1850s after the local cocoa fibre industry along the banks of the nearby Hogsmill River. Once a student hangout, the pub reopened in 2009 and is now frequented by locals of all ages and backgrounds. Thai food is a speciality (no food Sunday). There is still a university connection with paintings by art students exhibited on the walls. The decor is dark pub traditional with wood panelled walls, leaded-light windows, and two connected bars in a U shape around the central serving area; the left hand bar is set up in traditional style with tables and chairs and mainly used for dining, but the righthand one has leather sofas for lounging. Behind the pub there is a pleasant garden.
Cornerstone The Rotunda Centre, Clarence Street Kingston KT1 1QJ Modern. light and airy pub/bar in an entertainment complex which also houses a cinema and a bowling alley. Has a sports theme, with American shuffleboards, pool table and ‘smart darts’ as well as sports on TV.
Druids Head 3 Market Place Kingston KT1 1JT Kingston’s oldest pub, originally a 17th-century coaching house. The old ‘snug’ bar has sadly recently been knocked through to become part of the split level main bar, but the fireplace has been retained. Note the mews and interesting glasswork. Guest beers change on a regular basis, with some from Greene King and others from other breweries including local ones. Food is available all days until 10pm and includes traditional Sunday roasts. Upstairs rooms are available to hire for functions. Live sports shown. The pub was once visited by the author Jerome K Jerome, who left an inscription on an upstairs window. The internal staircase and high ‘rose’ ceiling are both 17th-century and are Grade II* listed – these are not in the public area but can be viewed on request. Attractive enclosed patio garden area to rear.
Duke of Buckingham 104, Villiers Road Kingston KT1 3BB Large corner pub with Hodgsons’ plaque above door. Retains two separate rooms, with a public bar on the left, and a saloon on the right, which used to be subdivided. Note the unusual curved doors on the way in (originally the pub had a revolving door entrance). The pub has a regionally important historic interior. The most notable feature being the octagonal, leaded skylight over the servery. Other original features include cornice, panelled dado, bar counter and some of the bar-back, fireplace. There is a rear garden as well as tables at the front. 15 letting rooms available.
Kings Tun 153-157 Clarence Street Kingston KT1 1QT Wetherspoon’s pub, which opened in July 1997 in former Kingston Empire music hall, built in 1910. Later a cinema, supermarket and Reject Shop. Two large bars on separate floors. Attracts a wide variety of customers during the day with a more younger crowd in the evenings, particularly at weekends when it can get busy with discos on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm. Guest beers changing every few days include those from local micros. Occasional beer festivals.Wide ranging menu. Upstairs bar can be hired for functions. Alcohol served from 9am. Accredited for beer quality during 2021.
Kingsmeadow Stadium The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422A Kingston Road Kingston KT1 3PB Non-members are allowed in the bar.
Park Brewery Tap Room Unit 7 Hampden Road Kingston KT1 3LG Upstairs tap room at the Park Brewery, named after its original location next to Richmond Park. The brewery’s beers are named after the historic and landscape features of the Park. The brewery moved to this new industrial site in 2018, installing a 15 barrel kit to produce a range of cask and keg ales. Standard white painted walls, but pictures and lighting create a homely feel. Several keg and canned offerings from Park are generally available, alongside an occasional cask ale. Regular events include beer festivals. Email to reserve a table. Order pizzas from neighbouring Patio Pizza or bring in other takeaways. Toilets are downstairs, through the brewery. Outside is pavement seating in the summer.
Ram 34, High Street Kingston KT1 1HL Oldest surviving licensed premises in Kingston, which was once owned by Fricker’s Eagle Brewery, which used to be next door. The current building dates from 1862, when it was a coaching house. The large single bar was refurbished in 2015 with dark wood a feature. Pictures of rams adorn the walls. The large outside patio area backs onto the River Thames and is family and dog friendly. Wide ranging menu, including specials and vegetarian options, is available all day. The changing beers are mainly from other breweries, including local ones. 14 craft keg beers also sold. Quiz night Wednesday and live music on Friday’s.
Spring Grove 13, Bloomfield Road Kingston KT1 2SF Decorated in ‘shabby chic’ style with a multitude of differing tables and chairs. The open plan bar leads past an area with an open kitchen through to the large garden, which includes a covered decked area Emphasis is on food, but a pub atmosphere is maintained. Open fires and some sporting events on TV. Main menu from midday every day, Sunday roasts served.
Wheelwrights Arms 60, Clarence Street Kingston KT1 1NP Wedge shaped, one bar pub in shopping area. Comfortable seating with some high tables and chairs. Traditional English food served with vegetarian options. Live sports shown. Heated and covered smoking area out the back with a few tables also.

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Kingston upon Thames we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston History Centre The Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames 4.7 3
Kingston Museum Wheatfield Way, Kingston upon Thames 4.4 158

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Kingston upon Thames?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Kingston upon Thames. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lidl 3 Bellenden Road, London 4.2 2060
Morrisons Aylesham Centre, Rye Lane, London 4 2472
Poundland Aylesham Centre, Units 5&13 4 571
Kim Lien Mini Market 47 Peckham High Street, London 4.7 85
Tesco Express 265 Rye Lane, London 2.6 47
Iceland Supermarket London 74 Rye Lane, London 4.2 363
Tesco Express 151, 155 Queen’s Road, London 3.6 52
Original Family Carnation Supermarket 151 Rye Lane, London 4.8 4
Wing Tai Peckham Wing tai supermarket, unit 11a Rye Lane, London 4 99
A1 Superstore London 2 Choumert Road, London 5 3
Tesco Express 34 Rye Lane, London 2.5 20
Sabinah Food Store 10 Choumert Road, London 5 2
JandT Foods 7c Choumert Road, London 5 1
乐旺家超市. 205 Rye Lane, London 4.6 32
Tienda Latina Rye Lane Indoor Market, 48 Rye Lane, London N/A N/A
A&M LOCAL STORE LTD 176 Peckham High Street, London N/A N/A
Yesil Irmak Supermarket London 107 Peckham High Street, London 4.1 9
Gather 121 Bellenden Road, London 4.9 110
Sainsbury’s Local 83, 89 Queen’s Road, London 4 61
Jullian Supermarket 137 Brayards Road, London 4.3 56

Other nearby areas

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Kingston upon Thames. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Long Ditton See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here
New Malden See the guide here
Norbiton See the guide here
Hampton Wick See the guide here
Teddington See the guide here
Long Ditton See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here
New Malden See the guide here
Norbiton See the guide here
Hampton Wick See the guide here
Teddington See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
KT1 See our property price guide for KT1
KT2 See our property price guide for KT2

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