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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 30 minutes by train from London but enjoys a less hectic pace of life than the city.Kingston is one of the safest boroughs in London, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Kingston has lovely riverside viewsThe 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, you will have easy access to:

    London exhibition
  • a large pool of potential employers, placement opportunities and networking links
  • cultural resources such as museums and galleries – over 100 venues cover everything from Egyptology to the latest scientific breakthroughs;
  • specialist libraries and archives – including The British Library and the British Film Institute; and
  • national professional bodies – including the Institution of Civil Engineering and the Association of MBAs.

Our interlibrary loan systems mean you can access a wide range of libraries, including those of other London universities.

Campus life

Kingston University has a lively study environment. Alongside our learning resources, you will find a range of social and cultural opportunities on campus:

Getting around

Kingston University's central location places it close to the UK's transport hub.

Getting aroundYou can can easily reach us from London and the South East of England, as well as international destinations, thanks to quick access to:

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Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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