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The shopping mecca of the area, Kingston is right at the edge of Southwest London, just as it spills over into countryside and becomes Surrey. It feels like a County Town, and its deep historical roots as a market town inform its structure and the layout and character of its housing even now.

There's a strong centre to Kingston, which means that living here gives you access to splendid shopping, eating and drinking without having to worry about making your way anywhere else. It's very self-contained, with all the big brands as well as a large selection of independent retailers whether you're looking in the Bentall Centre (the huge and labyrinthine shopping mall) or out in the streets, or the lovely Market Square which forms the centre still. Around the centre of the town are all the restaurants you might want, from the typical town-centre fast food and big names to some more upmarket independents towards the edge of the centre, particularly towards the university. Entertainment ranges from the huge multiplex cinema to the town's theatre, which is run by none other than Sir Peter Hall. There's also a lot of sports, with football and riverside activities a big attraction; Kingston has its own regatta and the river plays a big part in its history, present and development.

Kingston University is only the most notable of the educational benefits of the town. There are good schools both inside Kingston itself, and in the environs. Greenery includes the recreation park in the town centre, as well as nearby Richmond, and the walks along the river to Teddington Lock amongst others.

Housing here tends towards the mid-war terrace, as well as semidetached properties in the streets that lead away from the centre. This is a true commuter centre and the housing is aimed both at professional young people - there are good flats in the riverside developments as well as the town centre - and the families. The larger Victorian and Edwardian homes near the centre of the town are perfect for those with growing families and are very much sought after.

A town with everything you'd need, including plenty of space, entertainment and resources, Kingston offers a wide range of places to live, as well as a great base.


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Area News for Kingston

Twickenham: A well-connected and beautiful suburb

Twickenham: A well-connected and beautiful suburb

If you’ve only ever considered Twickenham as a great place to watch international rugby, then you’re really missing out. The area is set to be in the spotlight during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and not just for the sporting fixtures. Richmond upon Thames Council plan to take the opportunity to show off the area’s diverse culture, and highlighting all the best bits of living in Twickenham. As you’ll see, there’s a lot to brag about.

Read Article ... Published on 17th April, 2015

Kingston reveals revised plans for Portsmouth Road

Kingston reveals revised plans for Portsmouth Road

In the wake of a long-running public consultation, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has released a revised set of plans for the regeneration of Portsmouth Road, which will concentrate on transport improvements.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd March, 2015

Twickenham wins funding for two-year arts initiative

Twickenham wins funding for two-year arts initiative

A consortium of Richmond, Wandsworth, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Croydon, Kingston, and Havering Borough Councils has secured a £600,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to a range of public performance opportunities for music and other art forms.

Read Article ... Published on 16th March, 2015

Kingston spends £65m on boosting homes in the borough

Kingston spends £65m on boosting homes in the borough

Kingston Council has unveiled plans to upgrade houses across the borough. Over £65 million has already been spent on improving the quality of social homes in the area.

Read Article ... Published on 14th April, 2014

Southfields: An up and coming area for professionals and young families alike

Southfields: An up and coming area for professionals and young families alike

Southfields is a suburban district located in the London borough of Wandsworth. It is an incredibly popular city among young, up and coming professionals, although perhaps the thing that makes it stand out from some of the other districts in London is the fact that it offers more value for money than many other parts of leafy south-west London.

Read Article ... Published on 10th January, 2014

Coombe: An affluent and upmarket suburb of London

Coombe: An affluent and upmarket suburb of London

Coombe is a tranquil and affluent suburb of London which lies within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Read Article ... Published on 14th February, 2014

Southfields: An up and coming area for professionals and young families alike

Southfields: An up and coming area for professionals and young families alike

Southfields is a suburban district located in the London borough of Wandsworth. It is an incredibly popular city among young, up and coming professionals, although perhaps the thing that makes it stand out from some of the other districts in London is the fact that it offers more value for money than many other parts of leafy south-west London.

Read Article ... Published on 10th January, 2014

Bexley: Borough named as one of the cheapest areas in London to live

Bexley: Borough named as one of the cheapest areas in London to live

Bexley has been named as one of the most inexpensive places in London to rent a property.

Read Article ... Published on 9th January, 2014

London rental gap ?widening'

London rental gap ?widening'

Move with Us Rental has released figures that suggest there is now a £4,411 gap in asking rents across London.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd January, 2014

Work due to begin on £3m Tolworth regeneration scheme

Work due to begin on £3m Tolworth regeneration scheme

A major regeneration scheme to improve a Tolworth high street for shoppers and cyclists will get underway next week, Kingston Council has announced.

Read Article ... Published on 8th March, 2013

Lambeth's primary schools receive a glowing report

Lambeth's primary schools receive a glowing report

Property to rent in Lambeth has long been attractive to parents seeking the best education possible for their kids, as the borough is home to a number of top London schools.

Read Article ... Published on 28th November, 2012

Bexley among London's top ten friendliest boroughs

Bexley among London's top ten friendliest boroughs

The London borough of Bexley has been named as one of the top ten friendliest parts of the city, second only to Havering in the north-east of the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 24th August, 2012

Camden house prices up 3.1% in June, report shows

Camden house prices up 3.1% in June, report shows

Camden has led the way in terms of regional house price rises in London over the course of this month, new figures have revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 18th June, 2012

Kingston Council tackles cycle safety

Kingston Council tackles cycle safety

An initiative has been launched by Kingston Council to improve the safety of cyclists.

Read Article ... Published on 9th March, 2012

Surbiton Farmers' Market returns with new stalls

Surbiton Farmers' Market returns with new stalls

Those occupying flats to rent in Surbiton will be able to once again visit the local farmers' market when it recommences after its winter break later this month.

Read Article ... Published on 17th February, 2012

Kingston residents to be assisted with energy saving

Kingston residents to be assisted with energy saving

People in flats to rent in Kingston will be helped to keep warm this winter thanks to a new home energy saving scheme introduced by the local council.

Read Article ... Published on 14th November, 2011

Mortlake: a great part of London with plenty to offer

Mortlake: a great part of London with plenty to offer

Mortlake is a delightful part of south-west London that is perfect for enjoying a leisurely stroll by the river before settling down for a perfect pint of beer.

Read Article ... Published on 19th October, 2011

Kingston-upon-Thames combines the old and the new

Kingston-upon-Thames combines the old and the new

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames is one of London's most celebrated suburbs, awash with history and full of character.

Read Article ... Published on 18th October, 2011

Tower Hamlets council urges residents to register Olympic events

Tower Hamlets council urges residents to register Olympic events

People living in property to rent in the London borough of Tower Hamlets are being urged to inform their local council about any cultural events they have planned for next year.

Read Article ... Published on 16th February, 2011

Route confirmed for Olympic cycling road races

Route confirmed for Olympic cycling road races

The six boroughs included on the route for the Olympic cycling road races have been confirmed, which may offer a new reason to find property to rent in London.

Read Article ... Published on 11th February, 2011

New scheme to start next week for children living in property to rent in Kingston

New scheme to start next week for children living in property to rent in Kingston

A new scheme that aims to help children living in property to rent in the London borough of Kingston-upon-Thames in their transition from primary to secondary school is to be launched next week.

Read Article ... Published on 20th January, 2011

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may appeal as borough tops GCSE tables

Flats to rent in Kensington and Chelsea may appeal as borough tops GCSE tables

Those looking for property to rent in London and have children may be keen on Kensington and Chelsea after the borough was shown to have the best GCSE results in the country by local authority average.

Read Article ... Published on 14th January, 2011

People in flats to rent in Kingston-upon-Thames could attend community open day

People in flats to rent in Kingston-upon-Thames could attend community open day

People living in flats to rent in Kingston-upon-Thames may consider attending a neighbourhood open day this month, during which Santa will be making an appearance.

Read Article ... Published on 16th November, 2010

Could UK's housing problems make people consider flats to rent instead?

Could UK's housing problems make people consider flats to rent instead?

Many people in the UK could be tempted by flats to rent in the London Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, as the majority of them are likely to think the UK has housing problems.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd September, 2010

London house prices up 1.6pc

London house prices up 1.6pc

First-time buyers looking for a new home in London may be deterred by new figures showing an increase in property prices in London.

Read Article ... Published on 4th May, 2010

Mortgage market 'losing momentum'

Mortgage market 'losing momentum'

A financial expert has suggested that the housing market had lost any momentum from the last year after new figures revealed a slight increase in the number of home loans.

Read Article ... Published on 28th April, 2010

House prices increase, survey shows

House prices increase, survey shows

House prices in the UK have risen by 2.6 per cent, according to new figures.

Read Article ... Published on 19th April, 2010

Stamp duty assistance for first-time buyers 'exaggerated'

Stamp duty assistance for first-time buyers 'exaggerated'

An investigation by a national newspaper has revealed that the number of first-time buyers benefitting from the increase in the stamp duty threshold has been "greatly exaggerated".

Read Article ... Published on 30th March, 2010

Wandsworth: Rivers, bridges and parks

Wandsworth: Rivers, bridges and parks

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Read Article ... Published on 9th July, 2009

Knife crime 'falls by ten per cent'

The Metropolitan Police has announced a ten per cent fall in knife crime in London over the past year, after it increased the use of stop-and-search tactics.

Read Article ... Published on 23rd October, 2008

Covent Garden restaurant wins prestigious award

An Indian restaurant in Covent Garden has been given the prestigious London Restaurant Award 2008.

Read Article ... Published on 4th September, 2008

Kingston-upon-Thames has lowest crime rate in London

The Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames has the lowest crime rate in London, new police technology has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 3rd September, 2008

London property prices plummet

Those selling homes in London have seen thousands cut off their asking prices due to the current economic downturn.

Read Article ... Published on 18th August, 2008

Sutton regeneration in full swing

The London Borough of Sutton launched a regeneration scheme this week that focuses on removing various items of clutter from its streets.

Read Article ... Published on 25th July, 2008

London property 'stagnating' on market

People with property for sale in London are refusing to lower their prices in the current downturn, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 21st July, 2008

Kingston property 'recession-proof'

The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames appears to be successfully weathering difficulties in the housing market, Knight Frank is claiming.

Read Article ... Published on 21st February, 2008


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If you wish to find flats to rent in Kingston then the Letting Agent Links shown below can cater for your various needs. The Lettings Agents in Kingston KT1, are not shown in any preferential order, except by Premium Letting Agents.

Price Guide for Kingston

Weekly From Average To
Studio £127 £182 £155
1 Bed £150 £213 £280
2 Bed £196 £299 £700
3 Bed £219 £352 £850
Monthly From Average To
Studio £550 £789 £672
1 Bed £650 £923 £1213
2 Bed £849 £1296 £3033
3 Bed £949 £1525 £3683

This is only a guide to average relative rent in Kingston. Expect local variations due to condition & location.

Travel Guide for Kingston

Transport:
Fast rail links to Waterloo and Clapham
Journey Time:
~10 mins

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