The historic market town of Kingston upon Thames is situated just 12 miles from central London. The town is well served by public transport and is close to Heathrow airport and London’s orbital motorway, the M25.
Kingston Town Centre is 12 miles from Central London and only 8 miles from London’s M25 orbital motorway and is conveniently located for the M3, M4 and A3.
Kingston Town Centre offers ample parking for shoppers, with over 6000 parking spaces available, many charging a £2 flat rate after 6.30pm.
Please note, parking restrictions are in force seven days a week, including bank holidays.
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Kingston rail station is only 25 minutes from London Waterloo and has regular services to Kempton Park, Twickenham and Wimbledon. Alternatively, nearby Surbiton station is 20 minutes to London Waterloo.
Both stations are in zone 6, so you can use an Oyster Card or Zone 1-6 Travelcard.
Covent Garden Station Closed
Covent Garden: Exit Only - The station is open for exit only to prevent congestion during planned lift maintenance. Please use nearby Leicester Square or Holborn for your return journey. The short walk is signposted at street level.
More than 40 bus routes serve Kingston Town Centre including eight night buses and provide a frequent service to all parts of the borough, other parts of Greater London, Surrey and Heathrow Airport. The bus network links Kingston to key areas such as Kew, Hampton, Richmond, and Wisley.
The majority of local buses accept Oyster Cards, which can be purchased and topped up at a number of newsagents across Kingston and at Kingston Train Station.
Kingston is well served by taxis with Black cab ranks outside Primark on Eden Street, John Lewis on Wood Street, opposite Cass Arts on Eden Street and outside Oceana night club. Surbiton and Kingston Stations both have black cab ranks.
On the busiest evenings, Kingston has three licensed minicab kiosks operating from 11pm. Pick up a copy of the Safer Travel at Night leaflet from the Tourist Information for details.
Top Cars: 020 8546 8888 or 020 8549 8888
Kingston Town Cars: 020 8546 4040
Station Cars: 020 8390 3030
Kingston is on Route 4 of the National Cycle Network and is included in Transport for London’s cycle maps 9 &10.
There is ample cycle parking in Kingston Town Centre, with secure parking available at Kingston rail station.
*Also available in the Tourist Information Centre
Kingston has variety of attractions in the town centre or just a short distance away that would attract groups, including the Rose Theatre, Turks Launches and Hampton Court Palace. If you are planning on coming by coach to Kingston, there are 4 coach drop off/pick up points and 2 coach stands in Kingston.
Kingston is a half hour drive away from Heathrow Airport. By bus, it’s 30mins on the express X26, or approx. an hour on the more scenic 111 or 285. Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes away by road.
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