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Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Market Square.jpg
Shrubsole Memorial, Kingston upon Thames.jpgChurch Street, Kingston-upon-Thames.jpg
Kingston Bridge at night.jpg
Clockwise from top: Kingston Market Square; Church Street; Kingston Bridge at night; Shrubsole Memorial water fountain
Population 43,013 
OS grid reference TQ182693
    - Charing Cross 10.0 mi (16.1 km)  NE
London borough Kingston
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KINGSTON UPON THAMES
Postcode district KT1, KT2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Kingston and Surbiton
Richmond Park
London Assembly South West
List of places
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Kingston upon Thames, also called Kingston, is a suburban town in Greater London, and is the centre of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Its postcodes are KT1 and KT2. About 45,000 people live in Kingston.

Transport

Road

The A307, A308 and A2043 roads pass through Kingston. The A3 and A309 bypass Kingston.

Rail

Kingston has one main station, Kingston station.[1] However, there are other stations nearby such as Hampton Wick station[2] and Norbiton station.[3]

Bus

Kingston has two bus stations: Fairfield Bus Station[4] and Cromwell Road Bus Station.[5] The London Bus routes 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 281, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465, 481, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, X26, N65 and N87 go through or terminate in Kingston.[6]

London 2012 Olympics

Four cycling events were hosted in Kingston: the men's road race, the women's road race, the men's road time trial and the women's road time trial.

Twinned towns

Kingston is twinned with Delft in the Netherlands, Jaffna in Sri Lanka and Oldenburg in Germany.

References

  1. "Kingston Train Station | South Western Railway". https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/at-the-station/kingston. 
  2. "Hampton Wick Train Station | South Western Railway". https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/at-the-station/hampton-wick. 
  3. "Norbiton Train Station | South Western Railway". https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/at-the-station/norbiton. 
  4. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Buses nearby Fairfield Bus Station" (in en-GB). https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus?Input=Fairfield+Bus+Station&InputGeolocation=51.410447,-0.299741&searchBoxType=bus. 
  5. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Buses nearby Cromwell Road Bus Station" (in en-GB). https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus?Input=Cromwell+Road+Bus+Station&InputGeolocation=51.41238,-0.299109. 
  6. "Buses from Kingston". http://bus.data.tfl.gov.uk/bus-route-maps/kingston-a4.pdf.