Kingston upon Thames is most recognised for being the town in which Saxon kings were crowned. There is a population of around 43,000 and it is situated in South West London – 10 miles (16 km) from Charing Cross. Kingston is a place that is filled with history – from a memorial in remembrance of a local mayor to the Clattern Bridge, which is the oldest standing bridge in the English capital. However, this town has a lot more to offer than history. It also has a vibrant culture, arts, and retail scene as well as a ton of places to wine and dine. This helps to make Kingston upon Thames a very intriguing destination for tourists around the world. What more could you want?
If you would like to explore all that this eclectic town has to offer, here are some of the best places to stay during your time in Kingston upon Thames for a relaxing and comfortable stay!
The Brook Kingston Lodge Hotel is situated on the edge of Royal Richmond Park and has a notable 4-star rating. With a total of 67 bedrooms, this hotel is perfectly sized and is definitely family-friendly. For an average price of 81 GBP (105 USD) per night per person, you certainly receive a lot for your money. High speed Wi-Fi connectivity is available for guest usage, as well as the option of having a delicious afternoon tea at the hotel with the purchase of an ‘Afternoon Tea Break’ on the website. There is an additional choice of 24-hour room service if you wish to be able to enjoy your refreshments in the comfort of your own room.
Brook Kingston Lodge Hotel
Address: 94 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7NP (see map)
Price: from 105 USD / 81 GBP
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Kingston is located 1.6 miles (2.57 km) from Hampton Court Palace. This accommodation averages around 79 GBP (102 USD) per night per person. The hotel is located in the centre of the historic town and therefore moments away from local amenities such as Kingston’s rail station as well as the popular tourist attraction of Hampton Court Palace. There are also retail parks and a theatre right at your fingertips for your leisure. Some of the rooms in this hotel include a private balcony for your viewing pleasure as well as high speed Wi-Fi connectivity to enable you to work on the move. In addition to this, you don’t have to leave your pets at home when visiting this particular hotel as they are allowed to stay with you in the room during your stay here. There is also an opportunity for gym addicts to visit the on-site fitness centre to keep active during your time at the DoubleTree.
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kingston Upon Thames
Address: 1 Skerne Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5FJ (see map)
Price: from 102 USD / 79 GBP
The Kings Arms is located on the edge of Hampton Court Palace and therefore backs onto the notable Hampton Court Maze, which means that you are steps away from experiencing a part of history in its 12 ensuite rooms. For an average price of 89 GBP (115 USD) per night per person, you are able to explore this infamous coach inn, which dates back to around 1658. This is a very unique hotel experience as the decor of every room in this hotel is heavily inspired by Henry VIII and his 6 wives as well as the tonnes of obvious character and charm. There is also an option of high speed Wi-Fi connectivity available at this location for your convenience.
The Kings Arms
Address: 2 Lion Gate, Hampton Court Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, KT8 9DD (see map)
Price: from 115 USD / 89 GBP
The Villiers Lodge Hotel is situated just a 5 minute walk from Surbiton rail station. The average price per person to stay here is around 128 GBP (166 USD) per night. It is known for having a brilliant 4 star rating, so you can be certain that your stay will be of a high standard. This hotel has many advantages; it is extremely near the town centre, so you will be able to easily access a wide selection of restaurants and shops. It also has a charming ambience throughout with its stunning decor in this Victorian style building. There is also a guarantee of a private en-suite bathroom with every spacious room as well as free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity for your convenience.
The Villiers Lodge Hotel
Address: 1 Cranes Park, Kingston upon Thames, KT5 8AB (see map)
Price: from 166 USD / 128 GBP
The White Hart Hotel is located very close to the town centre and has 37 rooms available for guests. The average price of a room here is 89 GBP (115 USD) per night per person. This accommodation also boasts free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity, private en-suite bathrooms with every room, and free parking on-site. The White Hart is also extremely near the popular attraction Hampton Court Palace, only a 2 minute drive away. The hotel is also conveniently located around 6 miles (9.65 km) away from London Heathrow Airport for people who wish to stay here to relax overnight before taking their flight the next day.
The White Hart Hotel
Address: 1 High Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 4DA (see map)
Price: from 115 USD / 89 GBP
Queenslea Cottage is a 1 bedroom small cottage property which is surrounded by picturesque gardens. It is located near the riverbank of the River Thames as well as the centre of Kingston. The average price of this vacation rental property is around 90 GBP (116 USD) per night, which is a pretty good value for the luxury of having an entire home to yourself. This accommodation boasts spacious rooms, natural beauty and charm as well as a quaint, quiet location. Perfect for any couple’s romantic retreat!
There is an opportunity for up to 4 guests to stay at this property at one time with a sofa bed available for use in the lounge. This would fit up to 2 children or 1 adult for your convenience.
Price: from 116 USD / 90 GBP
Number of Guests: 4
This is a stunning example of a one bedroom apartment, which is a short walk to Kingston Town Centre. This vacation rental property is available to rent at an average price of 74 GBP (95 USD) per night. This apartment is located on the ground floor of the building so it is convenient for wheelchair access and the elderly. This flat has been newly fully furnished so you will be sure to expect high quality furnishings and appliances when staying at this property. This rental also boasts a king sized bed in the bedroom of the flat and a sofa bed as well as a modern, airy feel to the place. It is also family-friendly and pets are allowed inside the apartment grounds, so you can take your beloved best friends with you to experience your time away.
1 Bed Apartment near to Kingston Town Centre
Price: from 95 USD / 74 GBP
Number of Guests: 3
This is a great example of a beautiful single room in an apartment available in the Norbiton area of Kingston upon Thames. To stay here, expect to pay an average price of 199 GBP (259 USD) per night. The apartment is located near local amenities including rail stations and a supermarket as well as the town centre. The apartment’s modern looking kitchen contains a range of equipment available for use. However, both pets and children are prohibited at this property, so it would only be suitable for single professionals or couples.
Single Room in Norbiton Hall, Kingston
Price: from 259 USD / 199 GBP
Number of Guests: 2
Kingston is a town filled with history and is worth the visit!
Kingston upon Thames is a thriving, eclectic town with a large population. It is extremely popular with tourists coming from all around the world to see the sights and you definitely should make that visit too! Learning about different parts of history to discover as well as the opportunity to uncover an exciting cultural hotspot, what more could you want from a pleasant weekend away?!
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