Living in Kingston
Shopping in Kingston upon Thames has everything from unique boutiques and market stalls to the high street’s most well known brands. There is much to do and see in Kingston with three Royal Parks, historic houses and gardens. All are easily reached from Kingston by car or public transport. Hampton Court Palace is one of the world’s finest Royal Palaces. Set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens and home to some of Britain’s most famous Kings and Queens. The Palace enjoys parkland and gardens, and includes the famous maze.
The immediate area offers a wide range of recreational facilities including three golf courses, tennis and squash clubs. Richmond Park which is an area of outstanding beauty provides a picturesque setting in which to picnic, go horse riding, jogging or just take a leisurely walk. Theatres at Richmond and Wimbledon are also popular alternatives to the West End together with an excellent choice of restaurants. There are also numerous schools for all ages, Public, State and International.
There are walks and cycle routes to Hampton Court, Teddington, and Richmond along some of the most picturesque stretches of the Thames. The wide riverside pathway ensures a pleasant walk and there are facilities for the more energetic. The gardens are thriving with wildlife and have become a popular spot for fishing, picnicking and feeding the ducks and swans.
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