Kingston (or Kingston upon Thames) is situated on the River Thames upstream from London Bridge, identified as a major metropolitan centre within Greater London. The old Parish of Kingston included Hook, Kew, New Malden, Petersham, Richmond, Surbiton, Thames Ditton and East Molesey, all neighbouring towns. Kingston is very well connected, adjacent to the A3 and served by two South Western rail routes, from London to Shepperton to Strawberry Hill, and a service direct to London.
Twelve disused, tipped over phone boxes (the work of renowned sculptor David Mich) have become a symbol of Kingston, a town that is best known as a bustling retail hub. Central Kingston houses the Bentalls centre, a grand department store that is full to the brim with café’s and concessions, a whole day out in itself. Whilst retail is spread out across Kingston’s centre, each section has its own distinct feel, from the modern Rotunda building housing an Odeon cinema, bowling alley and fitness centre, to the traditional market place where you can find specialty items, fresh fish and flowers. Kingston’s diversity prompts demand, as it has secured its position as 25th in terms of retail expenditure in the UK, equal to Covent Garden and Southampton.
Kingston has a technological undercurrent that has been experienced steady growth in recent years, which is unsurprising –with its travel connections, reasonable rent prices and amenities, Kingston is a strong alternative to London. Kingston successfully strikes a balance between a busy market town atmosphere and London residential feel.
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