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Best things to do in Kingston upon Thames

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“This local shopping center has absolutely everything, from disounted and economic to quality and premium shopping, plus restuarants, coffee shops and all of the usual high street brands thast you could possibly need...”
14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Everything you could possibly need. Visit Typo for quirky stationary and gifts.”
22 locals recommend
Theatre
“Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in January 2008 and offers a unique theatrical centre to the entire region. It has its roots in Kingston, but serves more than a million people who live and work in the region.Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin, the Rose offers a rich programme of artistic activity, for people from all backgrounds and tastes. It combines the highest artistic standards, a resolute commitment to learning, and a determination to involve the broader community in what we do.”
23 locals recommend
Pub
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“Fantastic location on the River front Get there early though for Sunday lunch and sit on the balcony overlooking the footpath. It's a good distance from Richmond along the tow path though, so only for those wanting a to experience a nice bike ride along a beautiful part of the river.”
20 locals recommend
Theatre
“Great local theatre. Londons theatre land is only a short train ride from Surbiton station , 20mins to waterloo ”
13 locals recommend
Hotel
“Local historical town to visit with many good restaurants situated along the riverside. Local Kingston University and Kingston College nearby for students. Easily accessible for families to visit. ”
83 locals recommend
Night Club
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is the biggest nearest supermarket good for a big shop. Parking is free if you are not there longer than 2 hours. You will need £1 for a trolley”
2 locals recommend
Pier
“Catch a boat up and down the river Thames. Go to Richmond from Kingston the scenic way £8 journey each way”
10 locals recommend
Park
“A gardeners paradise right in the middle of Richmond Park. The children will love playing hide & seek, and if you manage to visit in Spring it’s just magical. ”
9 locals recommend
Route
“The river Thames runs through the middle of Kingston and it's well worth taking time to walk along the tow path”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This fine dining Indian restaurant is less than a five minute walk down the hill. Worth a try.”
11 locals recommend
Department Store
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“A fabulous department store where you can buy pretty much everything and know that the quality will be good. ”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“Independent coffee shop in Kingston town centre, not the cheapest around but great atmosphere and good coffee and food”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can walk on the south side of the river Thames from Kingston to about Thames Ditton or all the way to Hampton Court on the north side. There are many riverside restaurants in Kingston, walk, cycle or even run along the path. Experience the varied 'boat life' cruising down the Thames, ranging from the rowers practising for their next race, to the small motorboats, to the much larger 'gin palaces' of the more well-to-do. There are also restaurants and pubs at the Hampton Court end (mainly in East Molesey across the river); and, of course, Hampton Court itself. If you don't want to walk both ways, you can take the train back to Hampton.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favourite bar! On the river, quirky and cool decor and lovely staff. Nice lunches too. ”
7 locals recommend