With plenty of cultural attractions and things to see, there’s no surprise that Kingston upon Thames remains a highly sought-after borough in London.

What makes this peaceful market town stand out is the variety of life on offer. You can expect a mix of tasty local eateries, great shopping opportunities and an abundance of green space.  Here are some of the best things to do from your home in Kingston upon Thames:

Shop till you drop

If you’re after a bit of retail therapy, there is more than enough to keep you occupied. Head to Bentall Shopping Centre where you can spend hours exploring both luxury and high street brands or grab a unique bargain while patrolling the independent shops on Old London Road. For something a little different, The Ancient Market Place dates back to the 13th century and has all kinds of stalls - from vintage clothing to street food.

Explore the surrounding nature

One of the biggest advantages of living here is the abundance of green spaces without sacrificing the conveniences of London living. Kingston upon Thames is known for its wonderful leafy surroundings, with parks and breath-taking scenery wherever you look. You could take a pleasant stroll through Richmond Park, uncover the wonderful flowers of Kew Gardens, or tour the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace. This area is especially popular among young families and first-time buyers, with plenty of spots to have picnics. 

Go for a riverside walk

There are not many areas left in London where you have the luxury of the riverside right on your doorstep. Whenever you get exhausted by the hustle and bustle of city life, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or cycle down the River Thames, looking out for wildlife and boats as you go. Best of all, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants here for you to sit, enjoy a drink, and watch the world go by.

Get a bite to eat 

On those nights when you just don’t have the energy to cook, there are plenty of options for those looking for a nice place to eat out. The area is surrounded by restaurants for all kinds of tastes, from family favourites such as Browns and Zizzi's, to more adventurous cuisines at Giggling Squid and The Pottery Tapas Bar. With a huge range of places to choose from, you could end up sampling a new restaurant every week!

Take in some culture and entertainment

The area is home to a host of different art and entertainment venues, from art galleries and cinemas to the historic Rose Theatre - which has been around for centuries! For a proper thrill, venture out a bit further to enjoy the excitement of Chessington World of Adventures, which is only a 20-minute drive away.

Learn about the local history 

Want to get more out of your home town? Well, you’re in luck - Kingston upon Thames has a rich history waiting to be uncovered. David Mach’s iconic ‘Out of Order’ statue is a must-see attraction for any Kingston residents, while Hampton Court Palace is an excellent day out for anyone looking to step back in time to Tudor History!

From our Shared Ownership apartments in Kingston Upon Thames, you can enjoy splendid natural scenery just moments away from your home. And if you do want to get out and explore the city for yourself, your apartment could not be better placed. You can make use of handy transport links like the Tube and National Rail to reach the city in a heartbeat! 

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