Kingston Hill is a largely residential area within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London.
Sandwiched between the attractive landscapes of Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, and Coombe Hill, Kingston Hill itself (the A308 road) stretches from the centre of Kingston to the A3, and includes a series of cul-de-sacs off the A308 road. The wider area is known as Kingston Vale.
The A3 is a major road connecting London to Portsmouth. Kingston Hill enjoys good connections by road both into central London and out towards Surrey via the A3, while offering fast access to the M25 and M3.
Today, Kingston Hill is popular with both families keen to settle close to high-achieving schools, and students attending the nearby Kingston University. But what draws people to this part of London? What’s the appeal of Kingston Hill?
A potted history
Kingston itself has a rich history, and is famous for being the site where multiple Saxon kings were crowned. The nearby area of Kingston Vale was called ‘Kingston Bottom’ up until the mid-19th century, and at the time was listed as a hamlet. The introduction of the railway contributed to the growth of the area.
There are many attractions nearby. These include Coombe Wood Golf Club, which spans the slopes of Kingston Hill, Kingston University’s Dorich House Museum, the former home and studio of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine, the Rose Theatre Kingston, and the Bentall Centre for shopping in Kingston’s town centre, to name a few.
The nearest train station is Norbiton, which is accessible on foot for Kingston Hill residents, allowing them to reach Clapham Junction in 19 minutes, Vauxhall (with connections to the Victoria Line) in 24 minutes, and London Waterloo in just under 30 minutes. Kingston’s town centre operates a good bus service, connecting with places like Esher, Surbiton, Putney, and Roehampton.
Types of property
The area off Kingston Hill and Coombe Lane West features some of London’s most desirable properties, many of which are large, detached properties with good-sized plots of land. An enviable location, many of these properties are equally enviable, boasting indoor gyms, swimming pools, and home cinemas. From detached Edwardian houses and semi-detached Victorian properties to modern mansions and contemporary flats, a variety of property is available to buyers and tenants.
Are you looking to buy or rent property in the vicinity of Kingston Hill? As Kingston Hill estate agents, we specialise in the sale and letting of residential and commercial property across the Wimbledon and Coombe areas. For help with your search for the right property, get in touch today.