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Area Guide

Kingston Upon Thames

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

With three 10th century Saxon kings crowned in the area, the ancient market town of Kingston upon Thames has a rich history. The home of Hampton Court palace and evidence of it its Tudor history still evident throughout the area, the market square has buildings dating back to the 17th century.

Located around 10 miles to the south west of central London, Kingston is a leading metropolitan and retail centre focused around the world famous Bentall’s Centre. With low crime rates, a great university, excellent schools and two Royal Parks, the benefits of living in the area are obvious.

These benefits along with its lively entertainment scene, riverside pubs and restaurants are ensuring the area remains as popular as ever with families and city commuters and as such property developers continue to be attracted to the area.

With regeneration plans for the Eden Walk shopping centre, those seeking commercial property opportunities in Kingston have many options to choose from. Eden walk’s retail space is set to increase three-fold and new restaurant space is also being developed.

Other developments include high-rise residential blocks, particularly on the riverside, and businesses seeking offices and shops to rent or let in Kingston could benefit from many mixed-use developments being constructed in the area. Kingston Riverside, Kingston Heights and Queenshurst are among the mainly residential developments planned, whilst the Royal Exchange development being constructed on the former telephone exchange site will offer those seeking office space to let in Kingston, studios to rent in Kingston and shops to buy in Kingston several attractive opportunities.

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