In a picturesque position overlooking the Thames and opposite the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, River House is dedicated to art and design studies. The building's riverside location on the edge of the town centre is only a few minutes walk from the Penrhyn Road campus and Kingston School of Art, Knights Park.
Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) and 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, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
From Surbiton station
From Kingston station
The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses all run to Penryhn Road. For further information, visit the Transport for London 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 – KU1, KU2 and KU3 – which stop on Penrhyn Road. They link the campus with Kingston and Surbiton mainline stations, other campuses and halls of residence.
Cycle parking facilities are available near this site.
Kingston University also has a fleet of electric, power-assisted bikes for hire to travel between the Penryhn Road and Kingston Hill campuses. 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.
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.
All car park users agree to the University car parking terms and conditions.
Please visit the undergraduate Open Days page for further information.
Kingston University provides a supportive, accessible and empowering environment for all students, staff and visitors. The campus is made up of one building with a ramped entrance on the ground floor. There is lift access, 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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