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Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey.

About Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames has something for everyone, including:

  • a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and pubs;
  • easy access to beautiful countryside, Richmond Park and Hampton Court; and
  • a rich history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Find out more information about Kingston upon Thames and London.

Photo gallery

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Kingston Bridge at dusk Shoppers on Castle Street The Hogsmill River in Kingston The marketplace building In the marketplace Students skating in Canbury ParkHouseboats moored along the River Thames Bentalls centre and shops in the town centre View of Kingston Bridge Students taking in some rays along the Thames Hanging baskets along the bridge Buying fresh fruit and vegetables in the market

Our campuses

The University has the following campuses:

  • Penrhyn Road – the hub of student activity in Kingston;
  • Kingston Hill – a modern hillside campus set in landscaped gardens;
  • Knights Park – a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a riverside setting; and
  • Roehampton Vale – a modern building close to Richmond Park.

These are linked by our free intersite bus service.

How to find us

Central London is just 25 minutes away by train. There is also:

  • quick road access to the south and west of England; and
  • easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick airports for international travel.

Take a look at our directions to the University.


You might be interested in our list of local hotels and guesthouses (Word) if you want to visit the area.

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