If you are thinking of moving to the London Borough of Kingston or the Kingston area or visiting Kingston then we hope you find our view and review of the Kingston area interesting.
We are surveyors, so our view of Kingston may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Kingston . We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Kingston and the Kingston area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.
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Kingston, a bit of fun
If you can read these articles in the sprit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Kingston area and also comments from Kingston locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.
Where in London is Kingston?
Kingston and the Kingston area is in South West, or to be more accurate, South West London . Kingston is also often known as Kingston Upon Thames and is south of the River Thames. It is very much in Outer London.
Surrounding and neighbouring areas include Hounslow, Richmond and parts of Wandsworth. Kingston is not like many other London suburbs in that it is made up of less areas, or London villages for want of a better term. These include Hampton Wick, Molesey, Teddingdon Thames Ditton, Surbition, New Malden and Kingston Vale.
We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in the Kingston area.
A bit further afield
A bit further afield are Richmond, Kew, Twickenham, Brentford, Barnes to the north. To the east are Wimbledon Common, Merton, Morden, Earlsfield, Ballam, Mitcham, Worcester Park and Sutton. To the south are Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Finchley Wood, West Ewell, Epsom, Oxshott, Cobham, Esher and Claygate. To the west are Sudbury upon Thames, Weybridge, Shepperton, Ashford, Hampton, Thorpe, Littleton and Chertsey. These really are far away compared with any other London areas.
Google Maps are a great help to us, along with our local general knowledge.
Ways to travel in the Kingston area
Roads in the Kingston area
The M25 isn't too far away, with the M3 coming into London , which then becomes the A316, also known as the Country Way and Chertsey Road . The A308, known as the Kingston Road and Staines Road West, the A3, also known as Beverley Way, Robin Hood Way or the Kingston By Pass, which becomes Roehampton Vale, the A243 Maldon Way, also the A240 Kingston Road and West Hill. The A205, which is the Upper Richmond Road runs through the area, as does Sheen Road , Petersham Road , Strawberry Vale, Heath Road , Staines Road and London Road and the A316, which becomes The Avenue and Twickenham Road.
Trains and Tubes in the Kingston area
It has the following rail links provided by Kingston Mainline and South West Trains.
This area is also covered by the excellent Google Street View, where you can literally walk along the road.
Several interesting facts we know about the Kingston area
Interesting facts about Kingston number one
Kingston had a Coronation stone which was marked by seven Kings in the 10 th Century (it is rumoured that our surveyors have cups of tea in the area and they know Kingston town is a good place to visit, particularly if you like Royal history and restaurants).
Interesting fact about Kingston number two
Hampton Court Palace is just round the corner and a great place to visit, with fantastic exhibitions on and open days throughout the year.
Interesting fact about Kingston number three
We have just remembered one other thing about Kingston and that is the ancient market place, which is in the Kingston area, established in the 13 th Century.
Interesting fact about Kingston number four
Kingston Shopping Centre, of course, is located in the area, and good luck in finding parking if you come here for Christmas Shopping!
Interesting fact about Kingston number five
There are some great walks along the Thames in the area and also some pubs.
The area was involved with the life of Henry VIII, if you know more please phone in and tell us on free phone 0800 298 5424.
Famous people that were born, have lived, or are living in Kingston
There are many famous residents and ex-residents of the Kingston area, mainly because Hampton Court Palace is just up the road. We also heard a rumour that that the leader of the women's suffrage movement lived here. It is likely that the Royals often passed through it, no doubt on the way to London and even stayed in the area and, as mentioned, Henry VIII was once connected with the area.
Famous buildings we have not surveyed!
Hampton Court Palace is worth a visit.
The University of Kingston; also a favourite of one of our former student surveyors!
Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Kingston area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.
We would add that as with many areas of London it has a mass of Victorian and Georgian houses, which may up the majority of the housing stock in the area, with some newer developments for the after war building took place, replacing bomb damaged houses and some housing with 1960 post-war built houses. We are more than happy to carry out building surveys, structural surveys, engineer's reports on these properties to give you a clear idea of any problems that you may be buying when you buy your new house.
Things to do in Kingston
The small bars, cafes and restaurants are popular with our surveyor that knows the area, it is rumoured he also used to go clubs in his younger days! Also, he advises that he is dragged on shopping trips to Kingston Bentall Centre, where it takes ages to park and is one of his mother's favourites, and of course Kingston Shopping Centre is located nearby, which is a pioneer and one of the leaders in shopping experience for Londoners.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
Commercial property independent surveyors advice
If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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