arrow-circle arrow-circle2 arrow-solid arrow-solid2 art blackline close discover education entertainment facebook-square facebook families food&drink green-spaces history instagram-square instagram location logo-corporate markets phone riverside search share shopping stay twitter-square twitter


Student life is at the heart of the town of Kingston.

Home to Kingston University and Kingston College as well as a number of prestigious schools, the town is always buzzing with new students each September.

Large kingston university

Kingston University

Kingston University is a wonderful and varied mix of places and people and experiences that will help to make your time studying both rewarding and enjoyable.

Campuses with a unique character, an exceptional range of specialised facilities and equipment on campus, from a real-time financial trading room to a Learjet Excellent sports and fitness facilities, with clubs catering from the usual to the not-so usual, like gliding, fencing and kayaking.

Extensive academic support, from online resources and skills centres, to personal tutors who’ll guide students through their course.  A strong focus on employability, with award-winning careers guidance and links with employers to help secure placements and internships.


Students at Kingston University enjoy the best of all worlds. Living and studying in and around Kingston gives you the excitement and variety of London life but without the stress of inner-city areas – all the bustle without the hustle.

Being on the outskirts of London means Kingston is generally more affordable, and yet it is just around 25 minutes by train to the heart of London and all it has to offer.

With links to many major businesses, gives students the opportunity to gain a work placement in a top company and means that there’s no need to travel far to look for a job after graduation.

Clattern Bridge

Medium clattern

The oldest surviving bridge in London

Dorich House Museum

Medium dorichhousemuseum visitkingston cropweb

One of London’s hidden gems, Dorich House Museum at Kingston University is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, loc...

Kingston College

Medium kingston college

Kingston College is a major provider of full time, part time as well as undergraduate courses offering both academic and vocational courses in a friendly, stimulating environmen...

Kingston History Centre

Medium historyy2

Located in the heart of the borough at Guildhall, Kingston History Centre is where you can access our unique historical resources which tell over 800 years of history through bo...

Kingston Library

Fairfield Road
Medium library 2010

The library is an incredible resource for books, fiction and non-fiction and large print.

Kingston Music Services

Medium kingston music services

Kingston Music Service provides instrumental and vocal music lessons to young people in and around Kingston and aims to nurture and support young musicians to achieve their full...

Stanley Picker Gallery

Medium stanley picker gallery

Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is a public venue dedicated to the commissioning, production and presentation of innovative new practice across the fields of art, ...

TEDx Kingston Upon Thames 2018 – Out of Order

Medium tedx website banner

The only constant is change. It’s all around us. At home, at work. Online, offline. In our city streets, in our phones, in the way we view the world. It’s exciting, yet disconce...

Through their eyes: Depicting Korea and UK Then and Now

Medium kingston museum

This exhibition celebrates the significant presence of the Korean Community in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and UK-Korean cross cultural appreciation through histor...