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Kingston area guide

The Royal Borough of Kingston is one of the oldest and most historic towns within the Greater London area. This fantastic town is a great example of somewhere which can maintain it’s historic identity whilst providing the most modern of lifestyles. Whether you want to visit the old market place and churches which date back hundreds of years or spend the day out shopping then wining and dining at some of the finest bars and restaurants, you will not be disappointed.

Kingston is home to a wide demographic, catering to everyone from young professionals who commute into the city using the fantastic transport links or a family who want to provide their children with outstanding education both private and state. The stunning Richmond Park and Kingston high street and riverside mean that no matter what your interests are, you will never be bored.

Amenities

As Kingston is home to such a wide demographic of people, it also needs to be able to provide activities to suit everyone’s needs. Richmond Park is perfect for walking and cycling, providing some of the most beautiful and scenic views to be found anywhere in London. It is a great source of flora and fauna being home to many deer and even Macaws and the Isabella Plantation in particular has incredible natural beauty. Aside from the shopping, there are plenty of gyms and sports halls for the very active as well as swimming pools, sports centres and activity groups for those with children.

Property

True to form, even the houses in Kingston cater to all different tastes and requirements depending on what your needs are. As it is an old town it is no surprise that the majority of the homes in Kingston are very attractive and characterful period properties from the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian era, both smaller cottages and large grand homes set on huge plots of land. The area towards New Malden offer homes which are predominantly 1930’s build. With a huge influx of younger buyers and city commuters there has also been enormous investment in newly built modern homes in Kingston, both affordable and luxury, which can be found in the centre of town and along the riverside.

Home values in Kingston upon Thames

Schools

Community Infant Schools

Alexandra Infant School (with Nursery Class)
Alexandra Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6SE
Burlington Infant and Nursery School
Burlington Road, New Malden, KT3 4LT
Coombe Hill Infant School
Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7DD
Maple Infant School (with Nursery Class)
Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AL
Tolworth Infant and Nursery School (with Nursery Class)
School Lane, Tolworth, KT6 7SA

Private schools

Canbury School
Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LN
(For boys and girls aged 11-16)
Kingston Grammar School
London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6PY
(For boys and girls aged 10-18)
Marymount International School
George Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7PE
(For girls aged 11-18)
Surbiton High School
Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2JT
(For girls aged four-18)

Academy schools

Coombe Boys’ School
College Gardens, Blakes Lane, New Malden KT3 6NU
Coombe Girls’ School
Clarence Avenue, New Malden KT3 3TU
Hollyfield School and Sixth Form Centre (mixed)
Surbiton Hill Road, Surbiton KT6 4TU
Holy Cross School (girls) (Roman Catholic)
Sandal Road, New Malden KT3 5AR
Richard Challoner School (boys) (Roman Catholic)
Manor Drive North, New Malden KT3 5PE
Southborough High School (boys)
Hook Road, Surbiton KT6 5AS
Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form
Fullers Way North, Surbiton KT6 7LQ
Tiffin Girls’ School
Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PL
Tiffin School (boys)
Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL

Community schools

Chessington Community College (mixed)
Garrison Lane, Chessington KT9 2JS

Free schools

The Kingston Academy (mixed)
Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PE

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