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Useful things to know about Kingston upon Thames

  • Kingston upon Thames is part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
  • In the London Plan Kingston upon Thames is identified as a major metropolitan settlement.
  • Kingston College and Kingston University are located in Kingston upon Thames.
  • Kingston upon Thames has good links into Waterloo train station.
  • There is an unusual sculpture of capsized phone boxes in Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston Upon Thames Mini Guide

The town is the main settlement with the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and visitors will be struck by the beauty of the market square around which Kingston Upon Thames flourishes. Shopping is certainly a primary diversion in Kingston Upon Thames and you will find plenty of independent smaller stores mixed among the big high street names. Waitrose and John Lewis are just two of the well known shops which have large outlets there.

Kingston Upon Thames

Having a car in this part of London is rewarding as the suburbs are delightful and you can get to the marvellous Richmond Park. A massive herd of deer still inhabit the park which used to be used by English kings to hunt game. Although Kingston Upon Thames can be a little tricky to drive around because of the one way systems in the town, it has a surplus of car parks so finding somewhere to leave your Rhino hire car should not be a problem.

To get to Kingston Upon Thames from central London you should use the A3 road which passes the town to the east. Other A roads around Kingston are the A310, the Portsmouth Road (A307), the A240 and the A308. There is also the Kingston bypass road which was one of the first arterial roads which were constructed in the United Kingdom.

The nearest airport to Kingston Upon Thames is Heathrow Airport which is only half an hour away. Heathrow is the biggest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom and its five terminals have flights to destinations across the whole world.

Latest Update from Kingston upon Thames:

26/02/13 - If you're going to be in the borough on the 19th April, grab your tickets for the Mayor's Ball at Warren House which is going to raise money for three local charities nominated by the partron of the ball, Councillor Mayor Mary Heathcote. 

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Situated only a half hour drive to the south west of Charing Cross, Kingston upon Thames car rentals give you easy access around London. This area has a long history having been the crowning place of the Saxon kings and a long standing market town on the outskirts of central London.

Although Kingston upon Thames cannot really still be classed as a market town there are numerous places to do your shopping including the buzzing high street. Rent one of our spacious multi-purpose vehicles and there will be plenty of space to store all your bags in the back.

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