The status of a Royal Borough is given to a certain administrative area because of its close relation to the history of the British monarchy. In the case of Kingston upon Thames however there is another reason why the area is to be considered, at least according to us, royal in character. There is a certain air of aristocracy and class that is deeply characteristic of many of the finest districts here, most of which we will explore to a certain degree in this text.
Kingston upon Thames – some key stats
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is located in southwest London, and as the rest of the modern day London boroughs, was formed in 1965. It covers a territory of 35.25 square kilometres, which makes it one of the smaller administrative entities of its kind in the capital. According to the latest estimates, there are 176 100 people currently living here. The historical link that makes the borough Royal is the fact that a number of Anglo-Saxon kings were crowned here. The ceremony is said to have taken place on the so called Coronation Stone, which is today displayed in the Guildhall, the local council offices.
Tolworth KT5, KT6
The area of Kingston is generally considered to be one of the finest and most desirable places to live in the capital today. Stats about the domestic removals in Tolworth and other major residential areas around here back up this claim. The area lies some 11 miles away from Charing Cross and its 9 833 residents actually live quite near the very border of the metropolis. The peace and quiet, matched with the comfortable transport links provided by Tolworth railway station indeed make it a very nice place to live in.
Another really good place to consider when you are looking for a final destination for your upcoming domestic removal is Surbiton. 11 miles to the south west of Central London, it was formerly part of Surrey. It is characterised by its nice, very well preserved semi-detached houses that many people fall in love with at first sight. Surbiton is a typically English suburb, that had a reputation for being home to many artists and writers among which many impressive names stand out, including:
- William Holman Hunt
- Thomas Hardy
- John Everett Millais and many others
Norbiton KT1, KT2
The best professional removalists in Norbiton report that this district, part of the KT1 and KT2 postal areas of Greater London, is indeed among the best places to live in these parts of the capital at the present moment. The two main landmarks in the area are the celebrated Kingston Hospital which was originally opened in 1902, and of course the Kingsmeadow football stadium, host to the home matches of AFC Wimbledon and Kingstonian F.C. Some of the nearby railway stations serving the district include the Norbiton railway station and the Kingston railway station.
Motspur Park, KT3
Another fine district we’d like to bring your attention to here is of course Motspur Park KT3. Formed after the arrival of the railway and the opening of the eponymous railway station, the district still owns much of its identity to the station itself. The area is considered to be among the best equipped for sports in the borough, because of the presence of many parks and playing fields throughout its territory, including the likes of Fulham football club training ground, formerly the University of London Athletics ground, The BBC F.C. sports club ground, The King’s College School sports ground etc.
Kingston upon Thames, KT1, KT2
Naturally, we cannot miss to mention the very heart of the borough, the district of Kingston upon Thames KT1, KT2. It is the administrative, commercial and residential centre of the area, with well over 40 000 people living here – more than any other place in the borough. Known for the production of military aircrafts throughout much of the 20th century, today Kingston serves more of a residential purpose. The local Kingston University on the other hand has made the area a university town as well. The Bentall Centre is the main shopping location in the district at the present moment.