Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Market Square.jpg
Shrubsole Memorial, Kingston upon Thames.jpgChurch Street, Kingston-upon-Thames.jpg
Kingston Bridge at night.jpg
Clockwise from top: Kingston Market Square; Church Street; Kingston Bridge at night; Shrubsole Memorial water fountain
Kingston upon Thames is located in Greater London
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
Location within Greater London
Population43,013 
OS grid referenceTQ182693
• Charing Cross10.0 mi (16.1 km) NE
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKINGSTON UPON THAMES
Postcode districtKT1, KT2
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°24′37″N 0°17′58″W / 51.4103°N 0.2995°W / 51.4103; -0.2995Coordinates: 51°24′37″N 0°17′58″W / 51.4103°N 0.2995°W / 51.4103; -0.2995

Kingston upon Thames, also called Kingston, is a suburban town in Greater London, and is the centre of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Its postcodes are KT1 and KT2. About 45,000 people live in Kingston.

Transport[change | change source]

Road[change | change source]

The A307, A308 and A2043 roads pass through Kingston. The A3 and A309 bypass Kingston.

Rail[change | change source]

Kingston has one main station, Kingston station.[1] However, there are other stations nearby such as Hampton Wick station[2] and Norbiton station.[3]

Bus[change | change source]

Kingston has two bus stations: Fairfield Bus Station[4] and Cromwell Road Bus Station.[5] The London Bus routes 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 281, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465, 481, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, X26, N65 and N87 go through or terminate in Kingston.[6]

London 2012 Olympics[change | change source]

Four cycling events were hosted in Kingston: the men's road race, the women's road race, the men's road time trial and the women's road time trial.

Twinned towns[change | change source]

Kingston is twinned with Delft in the Netherlands, Jaffna in Sri Lanka and Oldenburg in Germany.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kingston Train Station | South Western Railway". www.southwesternrailway.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  2. "Hampton Wick Train Station | South Western Railway". www.southwesternrailway.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  3. "Norbiton Train Station | South Western Railway". www.southwesternrailway.com. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  4. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Buses nearby Fairfield Bus Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  5. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Buses nearby Cromwell Road Bus Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  6. "Buses from Kingston" (PDF).