On the banks of the Thames and just a short 12 mile hop from Central London, Kingston is a vibrant market town only a stone’s throw from The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court.
Kingston is renowned as one of the liveliest London boroughs, boasting a hub of creativity including a rich mix of retail, arts & culture and food & drink places. Art plays a huge part in Kingston’s background with the town housing a thriving cultural scene with numerous galleries, live music and an internationally renowned theatre.
If you are looking for entertainment, Kingston is the place to be. Take a visit to one of its 3 comedy clubs; the Rose Theatre’s Comedy Store, Outside the Box at the Fighting Cocks and the Crack Comedy Club and prepare to laugh your evening away. Or if a trip to the theatre is more your thing, why not watch one of the finest productions at The Arthur Cotterell Theatre. There is truly something to excite all visitors and the town hosts many special art and cultural events which run throughout the year.
Kingston is known for its vibrant markets and has been holding them for over 800 years. Make sure you factor in some time to walk around the ancient markets and experience the fantastic displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and flowers. The local Monday Market is perfect for gifts and clothing, green grocers, key cutters, cobblers and much more.
Looking for hotels in Kingston upon Thames?
Set on the banks of the River Thames, our 4 star hotel is 10 minutes from Kingston, a 3-minute walk from the historic Hampton Court Palace and a 4-minute walk from Hampton Court train station, with direct trains to central London.