About Kingston upon Thames
Once a bustling market town, Kingston upon Thames is a busy retail centre, with a number of commercial offices housing companies from a range of industries. This friendly location is popular with young professionals who love the cultural scene and riverside bars. Property developers have continued to cater to this market with modern office premises and apartment blocks overlooking the Thames, putting this neighbourhood on the map as a prime business location.
Throughout the 20th century, Kingston was a huge aircraft manufacturing centre for companies like Sopwith Aviation, Hawker Aircraft and British Aerospace. In its place, the area was redeveloped into housing and a huge sports complex, with the development of Kingston University transforming the area into a university town. Kingston is well known for the River Thames that runs alongside the town, connecting to central London, as well as landmarks like the Rose Theatre and the ‘Out of Order’ art installation, a sculpture of telephone boxes, tipped over and leaning against each other like dominoes.
Offices to Rent in Kingston
Offices in Kingston are typically modern, bright, purpose-built buildings that deliver a fantastic work environment for businesses. There are options to suit teams of all sizes, from small start-ups to teams of over 100 people, and private or shared workspaces are available. Close to great amenities and transport connections, just a short walk from the very heart of town, offices in Kingston are ideal for providing a professional first-impression and a great space for building or growing a business. Nearby Areas 12 miles south-west of the heart of London, Kingston finds itself surrounded by Coombe and New Malden to the east, Surbiton to the south, Hampton to the west and Ham in the north. It is also just a stone’s throw from Wimbledon.
Companies based in offices in Kingston benefit from brilliant transport connections to the rest of London and beyond. Kingston Station provides fast trains to Waterloo in just 30 minutes and Victoria in 40 minutes via Clapham Junction. Regular bus services provide over 30 routes around the city, with the 65 heading to Ealing and the 281 to Hounslow. A unique mode of transport, Kingston also has river buses that are a charming way to travel in the summer as a way of avoiding the road traffic. There are excellent road connections from this area, with the main thoroughfare being the A3 and the M25 just eight miles away. Gatwick Airport is just 45 minutes by car, but there are also bus services to Heathrow which take under 45 minutes as well.
Places to Eat and Drink in Kingston
Kingston has some wonderful restaurants and bars, many of which are situated on the High Street which runs parallel to the Thames. Highlights include Bill’s, Pho Hoi An and Hawkers Bar and Brasserie that all make for great post-work eateries. Kingston also has several brilliant coffee shops, including the ever-popular Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, ideal for grabbing a coffee before heading to the office. For essentials, there are branches of most supermarket chains here including a Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda which are all easily accessible for those working in the area.