You'll be spoilt for choice on campus, but even more so out in the active borough of Kingston Upon Thames – lots of leafy parks, lovely riverside, local sports clubs, national and international sport activities all on your doorstep. If you're feeling more adventurous, London is just a hop, skip and a jump away.
You're never far away from the Royal Parks, Richmond Park and Bushy Park, perfect for running, cycling, playing Frisbee or just deer-spotting. Other terrific local parks include: the War Memorial Gardens and Fairfield Recreation Ground, as well as Canbury Gardens or Queens Promenade by the riverside. You can use and enjoy the long river path or join the other rowers and sailors in the water.
Kingston is mad about sports! There are active clubs in almost every sport and leisure activity from archery to free-diving, croquet to tenpin bowling. There is also a fantastic choice of local leisure centres and gyms with modern facilities and fun classes to take advantage of, including of course, the University's own More Energy fitness centre.
Football fan? Chelsea, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) clubs are nearby, or travel a little further to see Arsenal and Spurs. If tennis is your game, Wimbledon is right down the road. Rugby lovers – come along to support your team at Twickenham. There's horse racing at Epsom, the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race at Putney Bridge, cricket at the Oval and so much more you can get to in a heartbeat.
For more ideas check out the Sport Kingston website.
Don't forget, you're only a short train ride away from the city of London, home of the 2012 Olympic Games. This is the place to be for world-class gyms, international stadiums, open spaces and exciting, unique activities.
You can visit Olympic sites and attend world sports championships. Take part in celebrated events like the London Marathon or Prudential Ride London. You can also enjoy the great parks of London where you can go rollerblading or horseback riding (Hyde Park), playing tennis or fishing (at Battersea), or take part in something more unusual like acrobatic rock and roll, BMX, bubble football and dragon boat racing. In London, the world is your arena!
Read more on city sports at the Visit London website.