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Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

Vibrant, friendly, creative and arty, Kingston School of Art, Knights Park is set in beautiful riverside location, a short walk from Kingston town centre and the Penrhyn Road campus. The restaurant and bar are right next to the picturesque Hogsmill River, providing a beautiful backdrop for breaks in-between lectures.

Students here all work together in specialist workshops and studios equipped with the most recent design software programmes.

A wide range of art, design and architecture resources, an image database and a large slide collection are all housed in the modern learning resource centre. The University's own art gallery – the Stanley Picker Gallery –  where artists, designers and students present a broad programme of exhibitions and events, is also based here.

A recent £12million refurbishment of workshops, studios and the reception area includes a gallery, a social space and an art shop.

Students based here: architecture; and art and design.

Directions to Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ

This campus is located close to the town centre and public transport hubs.

Train

Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) and to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28–33 minutes). Surbiton and Kingston stations are both in Travelcard Zone 6. For further information and timetables, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

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 Crown Court / Kingston College' stop
  • Cross Penrhyn Road on to Denmark Road
  • Turn left at the mini-roundabout, over the blue bridge
  • Turn right on to Grange Road, and the Kingston School of Art, Knights Park is then on the right

From Kingston station

  • Leave the railway station via the main exit
  • Cross the road diagonally on to Clarence Street (with the Rotunda to your left)
  • Keep to the left and walk past the fallen telephone boxes sculpture
  • Cross straight over the one-way system past Fairfield bus station along Wheatfield Way
  • Walk past Kingston Museum and at Kingston Library bear slightly left and walk down Fairfield West
  • Cross straight over at the traffic lights on to Knights Park
  • Kingston School of Art at Knights Park is on your left at the end of the road

Bus

The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses run along nearby Penrhyn Road, and the Crown Court stop is a five-minute walk away from campus along Denmark Road. For further information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.

London buses no longer accept cash, but you can pay using an Oyster travelcard or with a contactless credit card. More information on fares and payments can be found on the TfL buses website.

We also run a free intersite bus service for students, staff and visitors. The KU2 links the campus with Surbiton train station, Penryhn Road and Clayhill halls of residence (nearest stop to campus is Fairfield South, just a few minutes walk away). The KU1 bus to Kingston Hill and Surbiton stops along Penryhn Road.

Cycle

Cycle parking facilities and showers are available at this site.

Kingston University also has a fleet of electric, power-assisted bikes for hire at the Penryhn Road campus, just five minutes walk away. Rates start at £1 a day, with membership options available for staff and students.

For further information on cycle routes around the University, visit the Cycle Kingston website.

Car

We strongly recommend visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving. The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm). Limited visitor parking is available but must be pre-booked through the person you are visiting, as parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites. Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders and there are docking bays for electric cars.

Members of the public can pay to use the limited onsite parking outside core working hours on a first come first served basis.  The parking facilities at Knights Park, the Avionics Building and River House sites operate a pay-by-phone system known as 'Parkonomy'.  Pay to park facilities are also available at Penrhyn Road campus site which is less than 5 minutes walk from Knights Park.  Alternative parking in Kingston Town Centre can also be found on the Parkopedia website which shows current availability and costs.

All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.

Visitor parking during undergraduate Open Days

Please visit the undergraduate Open Days page for further information.

Plane

Heathrow and Gatwick airports international airports are the closest to Kingston, with coaches, buses and trains linking the airports with the town.

Accessibility information

Kingston University provides a supportive, accessible and empowering environment for all students, staff and visitors. The campus is made up of a number of buildings with the learning resources centre (LRC) entered on the ground floor. There is lift access in all the main buildings and in the LRC, as well as accessible parking for Blue Badge holders.

You can see detailed accessibility guides for all our sites on the AccessAble website.

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