Charter Quay, 3 Jerome Place, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HT
3 Jerome Place
Kingston Upon Thames
020 8974 5698
The town was first mentioned in the year 838 and its royal connections date back to Saxon times.
Today you can enjoy bustling market stalls, great entertainment venues and some superb museums and historical buildings.
The fascinating Kingston Museum has three permanent exhibitions, two of which, Ancient Origins and Town of Kings, tell the story of Kingston borough from Saxon times. It also houses a gallery with local arts, crafts and photography.
All Saints Church is the focal point of the town, and sits close to the Ancient Market Place. It has an impressive history and some notable features including a 17th century marble font, 12 bells and a magnificent Frobenius organ.
There are some lovely riverside walks – if you follow the Thames Path, you can make your way towards Hampton Court or Richmond. The Queen’s Promenade runs between Kingston Bridge and Surbiton.
Each year, Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival celebrates the work of talented young artists and performers.