The University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a busy riverside town on the borders of London and Surrey. Our students benefit from both proximity to London and being able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Excellent transport links mean fast routes into London and beyond.
Kingston upon Thames is just 25 minutes by train from London but enjoys a less hectic pace of life than the city. Kingston has the lowest serious crime rate in London, according to the Metropolitan Police report (2008/09).
The University is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which makes it the perfect place to focus on your studies. When you do want to take a break, you'll find the following on your doorstep:
Because we are so close to the capital, students have easy access to:
Our interlibrary loan systems mean you can access a wide range of libraries, including those of other London universities.
Kingston University has a lively study environment. Alongside our learning resources, you will find a range of social and cultural opportunities on campus:
Kingston University's central location places it close to the UK's transport hub.
Our students can easily reach us from London and the South East of England, as well as international destinations, thanks to quick access to: