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 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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Developers should be responsible to fix all structural problems within their buildings without time limit. As long as it is the fault of the developer like the case in Kingston Riverside!

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Review Date Mar 2021

The neighbourhood here is very nice, right next by the river, parks and shopping centre. But the buildings are terribly built!

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There are a considerable number of leaseholders are annoyed, frustrated by the leakage problems for years. Report from the management company, JFM, dated 12 Mar 2021: ‘Broadly speaking these reports conclude that there are three main issues- firstly incorrect or blocked drainage causing water to pool underneath, secondly inadequate or damaged waterproofing/damp course and thirdly damaged flashing where the balcony and terrace meet the window frame and door sections. This is not to say that all balconies have all these issues, but the problem in each flat is likely to arise from at least one of these building defects. As you know from previous correspondence the most challenging issue is that the balcony and terrace issues are potential defects in the original construction of Kingston Riverside and therefore subject to an NHBC claim. ”
It’s the responsibility of Red Row, why can’t we ask Red Row to fix it? Why the wealthy developers are protected by NHBC???

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Nice design and fantastic view.

What is the best feature of your home:

Nice view of River Thames, easily accessible to different amenities.

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Cute Suburban Development

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Review Date Aug 2020

Not many local shops or restaurants. Not great bus links. Nice design. Looks good.

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The overall design of the development is good. The houses look good and is well maintained. There is however not enough parking for visitors which causes issue. I have not had much dealings with building or property management to comment on their work.

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Parking issues.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

More storage – other than that it’s a nice layout.

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Review Date Aug 2020

We love our house and are very happy here! The design and layout of the property is perfect. I like that it’s a family area with quite streets that Children can play in. I dislike that isn’t walkable to very many shops or train stations and lack parking.

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I love the house and the design, I think the kitchen is well equipped and to a high standard but could have more storage. The bathrooms also are really nice and the tiles that we got included are really good quality and a great size! The property management has been good there are some niggles but all major issues have been dealt with quickly.

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The visitor parking situation

What is the best feature of your home:

The living area and bedroom sizes and general layout.

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Nice place for family with kids.

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Review Date Aug 2020

The place is new, neighbors are lovely people. Bus is nearby.

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The place looks lovely, it would be much better with automatic gate. There are some naughty people other side the fence (noise, weed smokers, barking dog etc.). But the good thing the community is new. Most neighbors are good and lovely people. There are a lot of kids on the community.

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There is travellers community nearby, sometimes they are noisy.

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I have no idea, I’d never complained. Will see then I find a reason to do complaint.

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