What's like to live in Kingston Upon Thames

28 Sep 2019
Published in London
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Fancy a move to London but aren't sure where to go? Ready our handy area guides for everything you need to know.

 

The London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames, aka Kingston, is one of the 33 boroughs that make up Greater London, it is located in south west London and is considered to be an outer London region. As it's name suggests it's situated along the river Thames and is considered a very beautiful London borough offering some spectacular riverside appartments. Kingston has one of the lowest crime rates of London and has some great shopping areas. It is one of the earliest Royal boroughs and has a great offering of green space as well as shopping areas. Kingston is home to many parks; Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Canbury Gardens and Upper Lodge Water Gardens. The main town is Kingston but the borough also includes the other areas of Surbiton, Chessington, Malden Rushett, New Malden and Tolworth.

The 16 electoral wards of Kingston upon Thames are:

  • Alexandra - A residential areas situated between St James and Berrlands
  • Berrylands - This is a residential area near to Surbiton, New Malden, Old Malden and Tolworth. Once a Anglo-Saxon settlement now its home to a bustling high street and Berrylands train station
  • Beverly - Located above St James this a residential with great links to Norbiton
  • Canbury - Located above Norbiton, home to the epic gastro pub The Canbury Arms
  • Chessington North & Hook - In close proximity to Tolworth and Surbiton Hill
  • Chessington South - Located at the bottom of the borough
  • Coombe Hill - Near Norbiton a very affluent part of Kingston, also close to Wimbledon. 
  • Coombe Vale - Adjacent to Norbiton and very close to Richmond Park 
  • Grove - West of Norbiton and close to Richmond Park
  • Norbiton -  A mostly residential area with great transport links into London
  • Old Malden - Home to the Plough, a 15th century pub and village green. 
  • St James - Above New Malden 
  • St Marks - Located just above Berrylands 
  • Surbiton Hill - Located along the river Thames 
  • Tolworth & Hook Rise - Just north of Chessington 
  • Tudor - Located along the river Thames 

Quirky facts about Kingston upon Thames

  • Home to Chessington Wolrd of Adventures
  • One of the areas with the lowest crime rates of London
  • Home to Kingston University

Transport in Richmond upon Thames

Kingston is in Zone 6 and has no underground stations but does have regular services to and from London Waterloo.

RAILWAY STATIONS

  • Berrylands
  • Chessington North
  • Chessingotn South
  • Kingston
  • Malden Manor
  • New Malden
  • Norbiton
  • Surbiton
  • Tolworth

Here's the statistical bit

Kingston is a very sought after  by those those who want to live in London but in a more rural setting. A detached home in the Kingston borough will only set you back £500,000 much lower than the average London house price of £746,000.  However a semi detached home will cost over £1m and a terraced property will set you back as much as £880,000. The average price for a flat is £553,000 

Properties for rent in Kingston upon Thames

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Properties for sale in Kingston upon Thames

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