Love life in this busy market town where the river, palace and regal parks provide a stunning backdrop to your adventures
You’ve hit on something special when you live in a place this beautiful that has so much more to offer than just its good looks. The University of Kingston is an easy 10 minute walk from the centre of town where you can shop up a storm at the markets or the Bentall Centre. Grab a knock-out coffee to go from one of the fantastic cafés like Local Hero and sip it as you wander down to the riverside.
It’s easy to reach central London with the train taking you to London Waterloo in just over 30 minutes. From there you can hop on the tube to get to central universities or explore one of the greatest cities in the world. After a busy day you’ll be happy to come home and enjoy dinner and a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants that make the most of the picturesque riverside location.
Don’t miss the excitement of the regatta, dragon boat races and river festival held every year. Soak up the carnival atmosphere as everyone gathers along the riverbanks. Charter Quay is the perfect place to stop and relax with friends over a cold drink. Sit outside and watch the action on the water as you plan your next move.
When you want a break from the books why not cycle or walk along the paths that make up the idyllic River Thames Walk. Dream about life on a houseboat, or hop on board a boat yourself and sail down the river to Hampton Court Palace, Richmond or all the way into London.