Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames is a vibrant and dynamic town that has something to offer for everyone. It boasts an incredible range of shops, restaurants and pubs in its historic town centre. Meanwhile, the many parks and green spaces provide the perfect backdrop to Kingston’s famous Tudor architecture. With such a diverse range of attractions, it is no wonder that Kingston upon Thames continues to attract new residents from all over the country!

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Best places to live in Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston waterfront in Kingston upon Thames

Areas to consider in Kingston upon Thames:

Kingston upon Thames offers an excellent combination of urban amenities and leafy riverside living, with a number of areas of interest to homebuyers, including:

Norbiton – a popular area for commuters to the city, with good road links and direct trains from Kingston train station. The district is also home to some excellent schools and community amenities.

New Malden – a popular residential district for young families and professionals, with an excellent range of local shops, restaurants and bars on offer in the high street. A lively shopping centre is also within easy reach along New Malden’s borders with Raynes Park and Wimbledon Common.

Surbiton – home to some of Kingston’s most desirable residential homes, including Surbiton Park and the high-end Ewell Castle Estate. Good road links mean that Surrey’s more famous attractions are all within easy reach of Surbiton residents.

Old Malden – a former village now absorbed into the urban sprawl of metropolitan London has become one of London’s most sought after residential areas because of its proximity to Richmond Park and the Thames Path.

 

Kingston Bridge in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Hill – a leafy area in Kingston, close to Norbiton, where you’ll find attractive Victorian family homes on tree-lined avenues. A good range of shops can be found along Malden Road with easy access into central London via the District Line at Wimbledon station.

Teddington – Teddington is a popular place to live for London workers thanks to its excellent transport links into the city. The Thames also offers opportunities for those who love water sports and the area’s proximity to Richmond Park makes it one of London’s greenest areas.

Transport links in Kingston upon Thames

Situated as it is near central London, Kingston upon Thames has excellent transport links. From the station you can catch a train direct to Waterloo in under 20 minutes, Paddington around half an hour and Victoria just over 30 minutes – all of which are great connections into London’s West End or City financial district.

Kingston also benefits from having its own mainline railway station that allows easy travel for commuters living further out like Epsom and Ewell or Chessington, both of which are a short journey from the station.

As well as this, Kingston upon Thames benefits from its strategic location on one of London’s main roads – the A308/A240 dual carriageway provides easy access to Heathrow Airport and central London via the M25 motorway junction.

 

Kingston Bridge in Kingston upon Thames

Many people also now opt for travel by boat using regular riverboat services along River Thames to Putney or Pimlico Pier in Westminster during those summer months too!

If you’re travelling further afield then Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International is only an hour away so if you want fast city breaks abroad look no further than Kingston upon Thames for your new home or investment property purchase.

What is there to do in Kingston upon Thames?

While Kingston upon Thames might be famous for its quiet leafy lifestyle, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in this part of London.

If you are looking to relax then the beautiful green spaces at Bushy Park, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens are perfect for strolling along pathways or just finding somewhere quiet to read a book.

There is also plenty more on offer with Kingston upon Thames’s vibrant nightlife if that’s your preference which includes pubs, bars and clubs around town as well as cinema complexes too!

Given the excellent transport links, living in Kingston upon Thames also means you’re only ever around half an hour from the bright lights of central London.


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Review Date Sep 2022

Good aspect – walking distance to the New Malden high street and a good 15 mins walk to the train station.

Bad aspect- the shops close to the building are not very appealing with the exception of Aldi supermarket. Hopefully the council will revamp the area at some point in the next years.

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We are very happy with the flat and the building in general. However, the state of the common areas is frankly very concerning for a new building.
The common areas such us stairs, entrance, etc are showing a high level of despair after only 3 months of living here. The property management is not cleaning the place to a high standard as require for the service charge paid.

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The whole building complex is not finish yet so the noise is very disturbing from 8 am to 5 pm.
Also I was expecting rules from the management company to maintain the building in good conditions as this affects the reselling price.

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Building management not great. As explained in the previous points, the building after only 3 months of living here is not in a good place. Some walls have been badly treated, stairs and entrance not properly clean, lift dirty and was broken for a whole weekend and this only happening in the first 3 months.

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Love It!

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Review Date Sep 2022

Living here feels safe. Not much noise as the windows are double glazed and parking availability around here is pretty good

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My wife and I bought an apartment in Kingston East at the beginning of 2022 and we are so happy we did. It is a lovely place to live. We love the clean cut and fresh design of the building. The building and property management is also very good. It is. I’ve to have a lift and it feels like a secure building.

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That there wouldn’t be that much storage space. That you cannot select any optional extras. That not many kitchen cupboards were added.

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Any issues or after sale queries have been resolved timely and professionally.

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Perfect location

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Review Date Sep 2022

I am actually working at Wimbledon and my husband is working at Kingston hospital, so we were actually looking for a flat in middle or should be in a walking distance for one of us. Kingston East fairview is just exactly what we looked for. 15 min walk for my husband and its just 30 min for me by bus. Bus stop is just down the flat so I am so happy. Aldi is just near door step , which made our life so easy. All the necessary shops are actually near by. There are shops till 11 ,what’s else we need. There is park 3 min walking distance, great for kids and we have a central garden , just loving it. Our friends been coming and they just loved it. Schools are nearby , at the moment we have no kids but this is great for future.
I am actually so glad .

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Perfect as what we wanted. We got enough storage space which is unique and feel quite lucky when compared to our friends flats. We wanted a balcony to road facing and that’s what we got. I must say balcony is big enough to have a small parties for 5,6 people .
The communal garden is just amazing how they look after the plants, and builders been organising some social activities and barbeque for all the residents. We invited our Friends as well , it was great to meet all the flat mates.
Am so glad we choose this builders

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I can’t think anything like that, they actually explained and gone through pretty much everything.

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I must mention this, we had a 2 small minor issues, I did a booking which is convenient for both of me as am working Monday to Friday. I got perfect timings as per my request and on time it was sorted.

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The design and facilities of each flat are great

Review Date Sep 2022

New Malden is a great location. The public transport links are great with the bus right outside the development, but the traffic noise can be quite loud

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The design and facilities of each flat are great.
The ongoing construction of the development is not avoidable as this project is not complete but having working men and their loud machines is very inconvenient and disruptive.

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Whether there is temporary parking for family or friends.

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Yes – all issues were sorted immediately and thoroughly. Jason was friendly and speedy to get things organized.

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