Moving to Kingston Upon Thames?
Updated: Jan 2, 2020
"Filled with history, culture and top schools and located in an enviable position between Richmond Park and the London’s River Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames is an affluent hotspot." Zoopla
"This special place in South West London, between capital and country, has been a Royal Borough longer than anywhere else - it is where the first kings of England were crowned.
Kingston has a long history, a strong cultural and community heritage and is set to be one of the fastest growing areas of London. With the planned arrival of Crossrail 2 and ongoing construction of our award winning Go Cycle scheme, the borough is at the forefront of the city's changing transport infrastructure.
With this comes opportunity, and there are exciting new commercial and residential developments planned, not just in Kingston Town Centre but in all parts of the borough; in Surbiton, New Malden, Tolworth and Chessington in the rural south.
Each centre is bursting with character and points of interest ranging from medieval churches to modern day theme parks, and riverside walks to bustling high streets. There are 27 conservation areas across the borough and preserving Kingston's unique identity during this considerable period of change is a key outcome for the council. Kingston Council
"Kingston town centre has over 500 stores, including smaller retailers and market stalls in the famous Market Place. It has a buzzing arts scene, with two local theatres – the Rose Theatre and the Arthur Cotterell Theatre – as well as comedy nights, galleries and museums. There is a colourful cafe culture, a well-respected university and great nightlife.
As well as a 100-year-old golf course, Kingston is also home to AFC Wimbledon, Wimbledon and RFU Twickenham." London.Gov