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River House address, map and directions

River House, 53–57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1LQ


Public transport

By rail

Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Norbiton/Surbiton and Kingston stations (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 25–33 minutes). Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

By bus

Buses run both locally and from other parts of London. Visit the Transport for London website for further information. We also run a free intersite bus service for students, staff and visitors.

From Kingston station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross at the lights in front of you on to Fife Road
  • Turn left on to Castle Street
  • At the end of Castle Street continue ahead on to Eden Street
  • Continue along Eden Street until it turns slightly left and becomes High Street
  • Continue walking along High Street, past a mini-roundabout
  • River House is on the left overlooking the river

From Surbiton station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the mini-roundabout to Claremont Road
  • Take the 71, 281, K2 or K3 bus towards Kingston
  • Get off at the 'Kingston University' stop
  • Turn left in to Woodbines Avenue
  • At the end of the road, turn right into High Street
  • Walk along High Street towards Kingston town centre
  • River House is on the right


Car parking

The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm). Staff must apply online for an electronic car parking permit for which an administrative fee is payable according to salary grade.  All car parks operate on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the University's policy to reduce private car travel to our sites, we provide a free intersite bus service which operates 50 weeks of the year, with peak services during term-time and half hourly services during holiday periods. All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.

Visitor parking (non-Open Days)

Please note that all external visitors to Kingston University must pre-book car parking through the person they are visiting. External visitor advanced reserved parking is very limited at all times.

Parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites. Parking control notices (PCNs) will be issued for any vehicles not registered and where a vehicle is parked in breach of the on-site instructions and the University car parking terms and conditions.

Vehicles are parked at the user's own risk and the University accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any personal property brought onto our sites.

Parking is limited at the University's town centre sites (Penrhyn Road, Kingston School of Art at Knights Park, River House), so you may have to use one of the public pay-and-display car parks nearby. Visit the Kingston Council website for further information.

Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders.

Parking during undergraduate Open Days

Please visit the undergraduate Open Days page for further information.


There is a network of cycle routes adjacent to most university sites. Cycle parking facilities are available on all sites, including halls of residence. For further information, visit the Cycle Kingston website.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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