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Kingston-upon-Thames is steeped in history, and has an association with Royalty dating back to Anglo-Saxon times when seven kings were crowned in Kingston in the 10th Century.

Kingston boasts excellent shops including The Bentalls Centre and John Lewis, with a market on most days of the week all within a traffic free area. Kingston also has a wide variety of riverside restaurants and pubs and an active nighclub scene.

Hampton Court and a number of Royal parks including Richmond Park surround Kingston, and you can walk from Hampton Court to Richmand along the side of the Thames, or take a river boat trip.

Rowing and sailing are favourites at Kingston which boasts excellent rowing and sailing clubs.

Situated in the middle of the Market Place stands the architecturally striking Market House that opened in 1840. Residing over the South entrance of the building is a statue of Queen Anne that was commissioned for the then Town Hall in 1707

Kingston is one of only four Royal Boroughs in England and Wales. As the title suggests, Kingston has close links with royalty that date back more than a thousand years, to the coronation of seven Anglo-Saxon Monarchs in c.900.

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Kingston was an important Royal Manor by the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086. One of the questions asked by the Domesday Commissioners related to the town’s five mills and three salmon fisheries. Their significance is reflected in the choice of Royal Kingston’s official emblem, three salmon on a green background.

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  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Somr great tips and lovely pics there mate, do you have any of the soup??

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 8:12 AM

    I enjoy strolling here when it's not the weekend.. far too busy otherwise!

  • RAINBOWWINGS's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 2:55 AM

    Great Info. Family have lived 3miles away for last forty years and didnt know half of the history you've told. Well done, fab pages.

  • zuriga's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 2:44 AM

    Good page... I went shopping here yesterday, and the sales were still on and good. I raided Primark. :-)

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 6:00 AM

    i went to bacchus last nite wiv my m8s the music was top knotch probber wicked nite booze was great every one was having fun and ill be going there a lot more :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 10:55 AM

    Very nice page, good writings and many beautiful pictures. The Albion Pub seems to be a good option :-). Happy New Year 2005, Andy!

  • Prasnjavi's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2004 at 6:15 PM

    Pubs look great. I don't know why I'm in love with England. MAybe it's something from pasted lifes :) Greetings from Belgrade

  • andrea.d's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 2:40 PM

    Winning money for travel in the casino? I don't think so... but it seems interesting... ;-)

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 1:15 PM

    Very charming and beautifull place. Hope that will have chance to visit England....

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2003 at 4:21 AM

    Lots of great tips ! Beautiful photos ! :) Regards.


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