Welcome to Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. The town is located along the banks of the River Thames and is just 12 miles south-west of central London. If you are looking for a quiet break from the capital hustle then Kingston is the ideal place to escape. Visitors can enjoy the thriving market town including shopping at The Bentall Centre or on Clarence Street, café culture at Charter Quay, popular university and a great nightlife. Events and festivals are on throughout the year celebrating art, music and theatre.