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River House

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.

Directions to River House

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

Train

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

  • 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

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

Bus

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.

  • 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

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

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.

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.

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 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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