3 star classic hotel
Beaufort Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2TQShow on map
"Delightful hotel in leafy Kingston upon Thames with beautiful landscaped gardens" Overlooking award-winning landscaped gardens, the Antoinette is an established hotel in Kingston upon Thames with more than... Read More »
WARREN ROAD, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7HYShow on map
Kingston-upon-Thames, named after it's regal legacy, has been the home of kings and courtiers since the Tudor period, and with its mix of wide open green spaces and elegant market squares, you can still see... Read More »
Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZShow on map
"Country house hotel in delightful Richmond overlooking the Thames" The Petersham is a fine hotel on Richmond Hill, overlooking the River Thames in South West London. It offers the relaxation of an English... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UTShow on map
"Romantic boutique hotel offering fine food beside the Thames at Richmond" Overlooking the river at Richmond-upon-Thames, in South West London, the Bingham is a boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse that... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
9 Camp Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4UNShow on map
The Fox and Grapes Pub is a 3 bedroom, chic gastro pub that is located in Wimbledon, South West London. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the Fox and Grapes Pub is... Read More »
Westside, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, SW19 4UEShow on map
The Cannizaro House is a 46 room, 4 star boutique hotel based in Wimbledon, South West London. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground System. The closest tube station to the Cannizaro House is Wimbledon.... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
198 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BAShow on map
"Luxurious suites overlooking Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby" Overlooking Twickenham Stadium and just a 15-minute drive from London Heathrow Airport, the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham offers... Read More »
78 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4HZShow on map
The Wimbledon Hotel is a 13 room budget friendly hotel based in Wimbledon, South West London. The closest station to the hotel is Wimbledon. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. It is served by... Read More »
43 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4JZShow on map
The Justin James Hotel is a 19 room, budget friendly 3 star hotel which is located in Wimbledon, South West London. The closest tube station to the hotel is Wimbledon. It is located in Zone 3 of the... Read More »
The Lodge, 80 Parkside, Wimbledon, SW19 5LLShow on map
Set in leafy SW19, The Wimbledon Lodge is a stunning 2 bedroom 4 star serviced apartment that is just minutes away from a number of attractions. Visitors can have the chance to get up close and personal with... Read More »
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Kingston-upon-Thames sits in the suburbs, south west of London, in between Teddington, Hampton and New Malden. The area may be a suburb, but there is a lot going on and a wealth of history in the area, which was a market town since Saxon times. It is believed to be the town where Saxon King's were crowned and the Coronation Stone on which they would be seated is still located outside of the Guildhall. Due to quiet pleasant surroundings, a fantastic shopping centre, trendy gastropubs and a location along the River Thames, Kingston is an expensive place to live, popular with families and young professionals. However, it is also home to Kingston University's three campuses, which means the area has many pubs and nightclubs and is very lively at night, with a young artistic crowd.
Kingston still has many of its ancient buildings and it isn't unusual to see wattle and daub built houses with beams housing branches of Next and Whistles clothing stores. Whilst it was traditionally known as a centre of aviation, where the Sopwith Camel and Hurricane planes were designed and built, it has been developed in recent years with plenty of designer flats, so the architecture is a curious but fitting combination of old and new.
Kingston is fantastic for shopping, with a bustling high street, with plenty of high-street and designer stores, alongside some independent boutiques, such as Banquet Records, where you can see the occasional gig; shops filled with bizarre yet wonderful alternative clothing; and plenty of artisanal cafes. Kingston contains The Bentall Centre, a huge mall with a glass atrium and over 80 shops, which receives around 14 million visitors a year. There is also a large John Lewis Department Store and The Rotunda Centre, which features a cinema, amusement arcade and bowling alley. Culture vultures can take in a play at the renowned Rose Theatre, based on the design of London's original Rose Theatre, which featured plays by Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
Although Kingston nightlife is largely tailored towards students, with huge clubs such as The Hippodrome and The Works, which feature several types of music over different floors, and Bacchus, a tiny basement venue catering to an alternative crowd, it also has some great traditional pubs and restaurants with views over the river, which cater for a more grown up clientele. Frere Jacques offers elegant French fine dining, The Gazebo pub offers pints of Sam Smiths ale and Rococo offers tasty Italian fare. The ancient market is also still very much alive and is held daily in the market square, where you can grab some delectable street food and fruit and vegetables.
Kingston has great transport links in to London, with a direct train to Waterloo from the station. It also has great links to picturesque surrounding areas, including Twickenham; Richmond; Wimbledon, where you can watch the tennis; and Hampton Court, where you can visit the stunning Palace, originally owned by Cardinal Wolsey and then, rather forcefully, given to King Henry VIII as a gift. If you want to explore much of central London, Kingston may be a little too far out for your tastes, as the train into the city takes about 30 to 40 minutes, but if you have visited London several times, or you would like a pretty, quiet area to explore, Kingston is the perfect choice. Hotels in the area range from exclusive accommodation in traditional surroundings, to budget accommodation perfect for students prospectively visiting the University.