Is Norbiton a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Norbiton is an area within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London. It lies approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Kingston upon Thames town centre, and 11 miles (17.7 km) from Charing Cross. Its main landmarks include Kingston Hospital, Kingsmeadow football stadium, Kingston Cemetery and St Peter’s Anglican parish church which serves the area. “

In Norbiton, what things may you need?

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

What schools are in the area of Norbiton?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Norbiton. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Grammar School 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 28
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary & Nursery School Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.6 18
Honey Bees Staff Day Nursery 65 Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 4 1
Kingston Hill Children’s Centre Alexandra Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Tiffin School Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames 4 43
Bright Horizons Elm Grove Day Nursery and Preschool 12 Elm Grove, Kingston upon Thames 3.4 10
Coombe Day Nursery 6 Norbiton Avenue, Kingston upon Thames 4.2 10
Alexandra School Alexandra Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 4
Kings Meadow Pre-school 75 Hampden Road, Kingston upon Thames 4 2
Kingston Greek School of St George Borough Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.9 7
Academy of Eastern Arts 21a Cobham Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Spring school Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Judkins Tennis Coaching 28 Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Tec Monsters 34 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 3
Garden House Nursery Schools – Kingston 50 Gloucester Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.2 44
ABGuitar 21 Brunswick Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 3
St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Kingston Hill Princes Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.5 8
Kumon Maths & English Church Of St. George, Borough Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.7 3
Park Hill Prep School & Nursery Kingston upon Thames 5 2
English cours piper hall 7-11 Washington Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Norbiton

Norbiton has 16 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 Hospital Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.4 659
The Royal Eye Unit – Emergency Department Hospital, 1 Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.5 35
The Surgical Centre, Kingston Hospital Hospital N H S Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Life Line Screening Kingsmeadow Function Rooms – The Cherry Red Records Fans Stadium, Kingsmeadow Jack Goodchild Way 422a Kingston Road, 422A Jack Goodchild Way, Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Patient Affairs Office 14 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Kingston Hospital Maternity/Day Surgery Wing Maternity/Day Surgery Wing, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 4 8
Esher Wing, Kingston Hospital Esher Wing, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Alastair Porteous – Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Hospital, Royal Eye Unit, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Davies Wood House – Executive Offices of Kingston Hospital 16 Wolverton Avenue, Kingston upon Thames 5 1
Sir William Rous Unit United Kingdom 4.5 8
Kingston Private Health Hospital, Level 7, Esher Wing, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.8 5
Physiotherapy Unit Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames 5 1
Vista Health Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Kirk’s Physio 55B Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames N/A N/A
Heartsure 1 Brunswick Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.9 10
Canbury Medical Centre 1 Elm Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.4 110

Post offices in and around the area of Norbiton

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Norbiton branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Hill Post Office 53 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 1.9 36
Post Office 2 The Triangle, Kingston upon Thames 2.4 32
Post Box 35 Queen’s Road, Kingston upon Thames 0 0
Hawks Road Post Office 46 Hawks Road, Kingston upon Thames 3.4 24

Tube & Train stations in and around Norbiton

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Norbiton to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Norbiton Coombe Road, Norbiton, West, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 43

What to do in the area of Norbiton

It could be that Norbiton 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 Norbiton. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Norbiton. Also, knowing what’s available in Norbiton 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.

Things that make us love Norbiton

What makes the heart of Norbiton? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Norbiton to help you decide to move in there.

Restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Norbiton, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Kingston Lodge Hotel London, Kingston Upon Thames Kingston Lodge Hotel, 94 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 518
Spice Lodge 59 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 85
Roz Ana 4-8 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 505
Domino’s Pizza – London – Kingston-Upon-Thames 12 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 186
The Pizza Box 53A Cambridge Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 89
Atariya Foods Kingston 44 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 392
Norbiton kitchen 48 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 69
The Kingston Charcoal Grill 134 Cambridge Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 159
Snacks Corner Wolverton House, 33 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 36
Trattoria Calabrese 66 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 328
Black Horse Kingston 204 London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 892
Papa Johns Pizza 14 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 100
Sufi’s Kingston 179 London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 170
Orient Flame 134 London Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 107
Fatboys Cafe & Restaurant 204 Cambridge Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 385
Weldfinn 40-42 Hawks Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 200
Best Kebabs & Pizza 29 Cambridge Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 58
The Pottery Tapas Bar 20 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 587
Momtaz Shisha Cafe & Restaurant 60-62 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 148
Fish Kitchen Kingston 58 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames 4.3 276

Gyms to stay in shape in Norbiton

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Norbiton.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries nearby

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Norbiton through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Green spaces and parks of Norbiton

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 Norbiton 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

Supermarkets in Norbiton

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Norbiton would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Norbiton and what company operates here.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Norbiton. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Norbiton

Pub name Name Address Description
Albert 57, Kingston Hill Kingston KT2 7PX Large Young’s pub on Kingston Hill, built in 1855, and near the hospital – whose staff call it ‘Albert ward’, it offers an NHS staff discount. Formerly a traditional local, the Albert was opened up and redesigned in a modern, comfortable style in 2007 and extensively refurbished again since then. Background music is unobtrusive. The large L-shaped main bar has seating areas at different levels. Below a separate room to the right is the Conservatory, a downstairs dining room opposite the Courtyard Bar with its sheltered seating for smokers. As well as a spacious garden (astroturf), there is also a small outside seating area in front of the pub for the more hardy.
Black Horse 204 London Road Kingston KT2 6QP Modern interior with various nooks and crannies. Large television screens show BT and Sky sports. Games room with dartboard to the right. The garden/sun patio is wheelchair accessible as is the main bar. An alternative Sharp’s beer or Harvey’s may occasionally replace the Doom Bar. Real ale is discounted on a Monday.
Boaters Inn Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Rd Kingston KT2 5AU This pub is away from the town centre just along the river, in a splendid location in Canbury Gardens. Very popular, especially in fine weather. Inside there is one open area curving around the bar with views of the gardens and river. It has a wooden floor on two levels, scattered chairs and tables with settees in front of the fire. The raised area to the left of the main entrance is a restaurant, which drinkers can use at quiet times. The food is popular, especially on Sundays. Diners are advised to book, especially at weekends. There is a large outside area, partly enclosed with electric heaters in winter, which includes a separate narrow terrace on the riverbank. Quiz night Tuesdays. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Canbury Arms 49 Canbury Park Road Kingston KT2 6LQ Dining is to the fore but not at the expense of drinkers. Main dining area to the right with bar area to the left. Private dining room or small function room upstairs. Outside patio area to the side and paved garden at rear. Specialist food and drink events are hosted. Decorated in a smart but relaxed style with many pictures hung on painted or bare brick walls. No car park, but see website for details of local parking arrangements.
Grey Horse 46, Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5EE The oldest Young’s pub in Kingston (built in 1849 by the Nightingale Steam brewery) was refurbished in the modern Young’s style in November 2015, but retains the plasterboard ceiling, the etched frosted side windows, as well as the encaustic wall tiles and tessellated floor in the front porch. The pub has a local feel to it, and has a dining room with open plan kitchen to the rear. The Ram Jam Club at rear hosts an Open Mic Session on Wednesdays, Blues (inc. jazz, funk & soul) on Thursdays, Comedy on Fridays and Saturdays. Quiz night Tuesday. The changing beers are usually from a local brewery.
Kingston Workmens’ Club & Institute 25 Old London Road Kingston KT2 6ND Comfortable CIU affiliated club close to Kingston town centre. Five full size snooker tables and two pool tables. The large function room hosts CAMRA’s Kingston Beer & Cider Festival each May. Guest beers supplied by Heineken.
Norbiton 16, Clifton Road Kingston KT2 6PW An imposing backstreet corner pub, a short walk from Norbiton station, featuring a circular u-shaped bar and eclectic furniture, including some comfy sofas and armchairs. The large garden is popular in good weather. Children are not allowed in the bar but welcome in a separate garden room. Pizzas are a speciality and served lunchtimes and evening during the week and all day at weekends. A real cider festival is occasionally held in summer. Sometimes has a range of London microbrewery keg beers. Popular with office workers at lunchtimes and younger locals in the evening. A function room, the garden room and the garden are all available for booking.
Oak 98, Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5EN Lively Victorian pub furnished in art deco style. The areas to the left and right are joined by a narrow front bar area. Has a good reputation for live music on Saturdays. Two screens for live sport, mostly Rugby. Changing beers from supplier list vary monthly.
Park Tavern 19 New Road Kingston KT2 6AP This cosy, welcoming free house close to Richmond Park has been owned by the same family for over 30 years. Originally converted from two cottages, the pub is about 150 years old. Up to four changing guest beers are usually available – the ceiling displays an impressive collection of pump clips. Large screen TVs show all major sports. Cards and dominoes are available. As well as the front outside seating, which is available all year round, the rear garden is open in summer months. Fireworks and pig roast on 5th November. Pub is dog-friendly. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Queens Head 144, Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5HA This large street corner pub is dated AD 1892 in ornate red brickwork. Owned by Fuller’s since August 2015 it was recently refurbished to include a 10 room hotel. Now caters primarily for diners, with 110 covers, but drinkers are still welcome. There are booths as well as regular tables for dining. The garden is a real sun trap and there is also a front patio area with heaters. The changing beers are from the Fuller’s range, including seasonals. Opens at 7.30am (8am weekends) for breakfasts.
Whelans 20, Richmond Road Kingston KT2 5EB An Irish themed pub situated opposite Kingston Station. Sky Sports shown. Regular live music and trad sessions. Excellent Whiskey selection. Real ale availability is patchy.
Willoughby Arms 47 Willoughby Road Kingston KT2 6LN Friendly Victorian back-street local, divided into a sports bar with games and large-screen TV, and a quieter lounge area. The pub is free of tie and all beers tend to be sourced from small breweries. An upstairs function room can be hired for events. Pizzas are available, cooked on the premises to order. The spacious garden includes heated beach huts and a covered, heated and lit smoking area with large TV screen. Home to Kingston SPBW. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and the Yardbirds rehearsed upstairs in the 60’s. Quiz night Sundays. Folk music Monday nights. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020 and also several times in the past. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Wych Elm 93 Elm Road Kingston KT2 6HT Welcoming and friendly back-street local. The former two bar pub has been opened up, but a partition can be closed to separate the areas. Wooden floors with rugs and painted walls form the decor. Photos on the walls illustrate Kingston’s aviation history, as Sopwith’s factory was just down the road. There is a secluded garden and log burners in winter. It shows some important sporting events and will host a party or celebration, charity quizzes, piano and wine evenings (3rd Wednesday monthly). Beer is kept to a high standard by a Master Cellarman. Guest beers are supplied by Asahi but are often from another brewery. Regular Friday Curry Nights and roasts on Sunday. Accredited for beer quality during 2022 and was awarded Local CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2022.

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