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Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames, also known as Kingston, is an area of south west London, England, located 10.4mi south west of Charing Cross. It is the administrative centre of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, and identified as a major metropolitan centre in the London Plan.Kingston lies approximately 33 feet (10 metres) above sea level. It is notable as the ancient market town in which Saxon kings were crowned. Kingston was part of a large ancient parish in the county of Surrey and the town was an ancient borough, reformed in 1835. It has been the location of Surrey County Hall from 1893, extraterritorially in terms of local government administration since Kingston became part of Greater London in 1965. Most of the town centre is part of the KT1 postcode area, but some areas north of Kingston railway station have the postcode KT2 instead. The population of the town itself, comprising the four wards of Canbury, Grove, Norbiton and Tudor, was 43,013 in the 2011 census.Plan the details of your Kingston upon Thames holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United Kingdom sightseeing website.
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