The Canbury Court development lies on Lower Ham Road, next to Canbury Gardens – home of Kingston Rowing Club – and the River Thames. It’s conveniently located for Kingston town centre where major attractions include The Bentall Centre and the 800-year-old Market Place. Kingston Station is less than a 15-minute walk away, which goes direct to Waterloo in half an hour. It’s also close to the M25 and the A3 for easy road access into and out of Central London.
Lovely riverside flat, 10 minute walk from central Kingston.
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While Canbury Court itself is fairly unspectacular-looking, this block of flats has a setting to get majorly excited about. The property is on Canbury’s Lower Ham Road, running parallel to the River Thames. It’s separated from the water by Canbury Gardens, a leafy park with some lovely facilities, such as a charming Italian café and a traditional bandstand for musical performances.
Homes at Canbury Court aren’t the most spacious, but the location makes up for a square footage at the lower end of the spectrum. Apartments here are simple, with neutral décor (white walls and laminate flooring), that’s easy to make your own. Each one has a balcony or terrace.
Canbury occupies the northern pocket of Kingston-Upon-Thames, and it’s just a short walk (around 10 minutes) from the town centre, where you’ll find riverfront pubs and restaurants, and a first-class shopping scene. The Bentall Centre hosts 75 stores, including household names like Boots, H&M and Mothercare. There’s also a good selection of designer brands available here. Another close-by option is The Rotunda, which has a David Lloyd health club, a cinema and numerous casual eateries. The jewel in Kingston’s crown, though, is the ancient Market Place, where you can pick up fruit and veg, international street food and fresh flowers seven days a week.
Families will love the top schooling and plentiful parkland the borough offers. Kingston-Upon-Thames is one of London’s greenest areas, and boasts highly sought-after primary and secondary schools, plus Kingston University. The aforementioned Canbury Gardens is great for activities like fishing and rowing (it’s actually home to Kingston Rowing Club). Elsewhere, there are two Royal Parks to explore. For the best introduction to the area and its surroundings, take a river boat ride between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond, which run throughout the warmer months.
Disappointed with the size and interior for a two bedroom flat in Kingston. Downsides are: not much natural light, quite dingy in places, not masses of space. Upsides: couldn’t get a better location for a peaceful life, with lots of nice walks and parks nearby. All really convenient for London attractions and the busy Kingston town centre is walkable.