Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London. The name probably means that this was an estate belonging to the king, and not that Anglo-Saxon kings were crowned here on the stone that now stands on a site adjoining the modern Guildhall.
Certainly this is an old town that was prosperous in Anglo-Saxon times, and probably before that in Roman days, for the Thames was fordable here. The river has been bridged at Kingston since medieval times, and the present stone bridge was built in 1825. There has been a regular street market for centuries and today the market stalls are among the best and most attractive in the country.
The parish church was completely reconstructed in the Perpendicular style early in the 18th century but retains some of its ancient monuments. In London Road is the 14th century Chapel of St Mary Magdalene.
Adjacent towns/suburbs: Barnes, Belmont, Cheam, Chessington, Claremont, East Molesey, Esher, Ewell, Fulham, Hampton Hill, Hanworth, Hounslow, Isleworth, Kew, Kew Gardens, Long Ditton, Malden, Merton, Molesey, Morden, New Malden, Putney, Raynes Park, Richmond, Roehampton, Strawberry Hill, Surbiton, Sutton, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Twickenham, Wandsworth, West Molesey, Whitton, Wimbledon
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation