London audio tour: Kingston upon Thames: A walk through history and modernity

Kingston upon Thames: A walk through history and modernity

Walking Tour

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25 mins
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0.8mi

About the Tour

Stroll through the streets of Kingston upon Thames, stopping by the most historic landmarks of the town, as well as modern shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The multicultural Kingston University is located in the heart of the town, making it a very lively, young and vibrant place to live in or just visit.

Your guide is Federica, who has lived here since September 2012, and studied at Kingston University. This walk will give you an insider's insight into this lively and picturesque town.

Tour Producer

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Federica Ragonese

Hi! I am Federica, an Italian 22-year-old financial journalist living in Kingston upon Thames, one of the Royal Boroughs of the city of London.

I have graduated in Journalism and Applied Economics from Kingston University in July, and I currently work at the magazine Container Management.

Major Landmarks

  • Coronation Stone on Kingston upon Thames

  • All Saints Church on Kingston upon Thames

Directions to Starting Point

Starting point's address: Coronation Stone, High Street, Kingston upon Thames.

The best way to arrive here by public transport is by going down on the bus stop called "Guildhall Rose Theatre (Stop J)", which is just a one-minute walk from the Coronation Stone. If you are coming from Kingston station, you can catch several buses, such as the bus number 85, from the stop "Eden Street (Stop D1)", which is a five-minute walk from the station, and then go down from the bus at the stop "Guildhall Rose Theatre (Stop J)".

If you are coming by car, the best place to park is the council-operated Rose car park, located only 2 minutes away by walking from the Coronation Stone. The Rose car park address is: The Bittoms, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, KT1 1EU.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Among the many beautiful places along the way that Kingston offers, there are the lovely bakeries and coffee shops, like Sweet Revenge and The Local Hero. There are great shopping centres like John Lewis and Bentalls, and a Benetton shop. There are also lovely restaurants, including Comptoir Libanais, Côte and Strada, and the pub O'Neill's.

Best time of day

I would suggest walking in the early afternoon, so that you can admire all the places along the way in the daylight and then maybe have a nice dinner on the riverside after you finish the walk. It would be ideal to explore Kingston on a sunny day, but I personally enjoy walking through the town's streets even on a day when it is raining slightly.

Precautions

Although Kingston upon Thames is known to be a generally safe area, it would be advisable to take additional care in general and towards your belongings.

Please bring a bottle of water and an umbrella. The weather can be rather unpredictable.

Comments

That sounds very interesting and maybe in the next holiday I give it a try

Posted by Laurence , over 2 years ago
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Kingston upon Thames: A walk through history and modernity