Surbiton area guide

Surbiton sits within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, located next to the River Thames. The present-day town came into existence after a plan to build a London-Southampton railway line through nearby Kingston was rejected by Kingston Council, who feared that it would be detrimental to the coaching trade.

Surbiton has become a highly sought after area due to its very fast transport links into Central London, whilst retaining the feel of a market town. Commuters are attracted by Surbiton’s pleasant riverside location, its green spaces, its fast trains into London and its convenient access to the M25 and A3.


Surbiton has a thriving local community as well as some excellent amenities. From shopping to leisure, local residents find an array of facilities right on their doorstep. It has a prospering town centre in which small shops co-exist with high-street stores and supermarkets, and bar and café culture thrives alongside older pubs and restaurants. Fishponds Park, a nature conservation area with ponds and a stream, is a popular spot, sited in the former grounds of an 18th Century house. Visitors to Surbiton will not only enjoy their proximity to central London but the spread of attractions on the doorstep. The fabulous Hampton Court Palace is easily reached, and Kew Gardens and Richmond Park are also close by. Neighbouring Kingston, with its excellent shopping, vivid nightlife and Thames boat trips, is just a walk away, along the river.

As well as the usual array of supermarkets, boutiques, coffee shops and convenience stores, Surbiton has two art galleries, the Art House in Victoria Road and Thames Place on Brighton Road. There is a large sports and social club, as well as a local golf club. There is a thriving online local community at

Claremont Gardens offers a tranquil area of relaxation and contemplation but is situated just moments from the high street. On the morning of the third Saturday of every month the Farmer’s Market pops up on Maple Road. It’s always very popular and there are lots of very tasty, locally produced things to buy, such as cheese, pasties, bread, cakes, chutneys and meat.


Surbiton offers a wide selection of residential housing for singles, couples and families alike. The housing is predominantly Victorian cottages and converted flats, Edwardian townhouses, and 1930’s semi detached homes. There are several new-build developments just off the high street. The “River Roads”, containing listed buildings and historic houses, form the priciest and most exclusive area of the town, together with the sought after Southborough Estate.

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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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