Norbiton station is an 11-minute walk away. From here you can reach Kingston in 3 minutes
Wimbledon in 11 minutes, Clapham Junction in 19 minutes and Waterloo in 29 minutes.
Kingston-upon-Thames itself is well connected by National Rail and more than 40 bus routes. Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also easily accessible by car, bus or train.
With over 500 shops to choose from, there is plenty to keep you busy in the area:
- The Bentall Centre is home to some much-loved favourites including Apple, Zara & Mango.
- Head towards Market Place for something a bit more high-end including Reiss, Jo Malone and The White Company.
- Kingston’s famed independent stores are peppered throughout.
The historic market itself is home to over 20 permanent stalls. From florists and artisan bakers to greengrocers, it will become second nature to add a peruse to your routine, as the market is open daily.
If retail therapy doesn’t appeal, Kingston is also close to some of the most historic London landmarks including Hampton Court Palace, which hosts events all year round from the annual Easter Egg hunt to Tudor Cookery courses.
Kingston is known for being home to some top primary and secondary schools with many graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
- St Pauls CofE Primary School (Outstanding)
- Fern Hill Primary School (Outstanding)
- Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School (Outstanding)
- Park Hill Prep School (Good)
- St Joseph’s Catholic School (Good)
- Tiffin Girls School (Outstanding)
- Tiffin School (Outstanding)
- Bedelsford school (Outstanding)
- Coombe Girls School (Outstanding)
For those who want to further their education, Kingston University is ranked a top 10 UK University for five specialist subjects.
Head into central London via direct trains to access some of the world’s best educational institutions.
Whether you’re just looking for a quick bite or celebrating an anniversary or just, Kingston offers an extensive choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. From family favourites such as Browns and Zizzi’s, to more adventurous cuisines at Giggling Squid and The Pottery Tapas Bar, there is something for all tastebuds.
Spend long summer evenings meandering along the river exploring some of Kingston’s many riverside pubs, including The Boaters Inn, which has live jazz on Sundays.
The French Table and Hideaway restaurants are just down the river in Surbiton and hold amazing reviews for their fine dining experiences.
Just moments from Square Roots Kingston-on-Thames, you’ll find the largest of London’s Royal Parks, Richmond Park. Spanning 2500 acres, Richmond Park is a sportsman’s haven with activities including cycling, golf and horse-riding. Children’s playgrounds are also dotted around to keep everyone entertained.
Across Kingston Bridge is home to London’s second largest Royal Park. Lying just north of Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park is distinguished by its many water features including the Diana Fountain designed by Sir Christopher Wren.