12 excellent places to spend your time if you’re a student in Kingston
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Kingston Christmas market is v pretty pic.twitter.com/XgbV1hacpq— Leah Jones (@LeahJoanneJones) December 1, 2018
2. Live music at O’Neills The student-friendly prices at this reliable Irish pub chain mean it’s easy to make it your go-to for a quick, cheap evening pint and dinner. The pub’s live music comes recommended from our resident local source, so who are we to argue? Great craic all round. 3. Kingston’s tumbling telephone boxes A top photo opportunity, one local told us - and we’re inclined to agree. The art installation by Turner Prize-nominated David Mach has been around for almost two decades, despite opposition from local residents in the early 00s and the severe, on-going need for a lick paint. A truly British bit of local flavour.
Come and discover Kingston's picturesque Christmas Market (15 Nov - 31 Dec) with over 50 traditional chalets selling gifts, handcrafted wares, hot drinks and food, all just a 25-minute train journey from London Waterloo. More: https://t.co/Y9gDDuczBQ pic.twitter.com/ZmN4tawSxA— christmasmarkets.com (@xmasmarkets) December 2, 2018
4. Richmond Park Yes, it’s not technically in Kingston - but Richmond is a 19-minute, £3.80 train ride away, and the chance to see deers this close is priceless.
New edit of the Kingston phone boxes! #kingston #kingstononthames #redphonebox #phonebox #englishphonebox #telephonebox #kingstonuponthames pic.twitter.com/ehyUrXc68L— Ben Champniss (@benchampniss) December 29, 2016
When you’re done with park wandering, have a stroll along the river and stop off for roast, red wine and board games at one of the centre of Richmond’s many pubs. Sunday has never been spent better. 5. The Rotunda CentreView this post on Instagram
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6. This tunnel of light at the Bentalls Centre We don’t know where it goes, but it sure is #aesthetic.
7. Kingston Rose Theatre 2019 billing has included Nish Kumar, To Kill A Mockingbird, Oliver Twist, and Sir Ian McKellan.
8. Hampton Court Palace Once home of massive historic philanderer Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is now a delightful day out. Get the boat there from Kingston, and spend the afternoon having a picnic (if it’s summer) or exploring inside the palace (if it isn’t). Also possible: ice-skating.View this post on Instagram
Multi award-winning stage and screen star Ian McKellen brings his new solo show to the Rose on 1 Feb 2019! Priority booking for Rose Circle members is now open. Booking then opens to Friends Loyalty Card holders on Wednesday at 12 noon and then to the general public on Friday at 12 noon. For your best chance to secure tickets, join the Friends Loyalty Card scheme before Wednesday.
9. Twickenham Stadium Whether you love rugby or are just there for the “atmosphere” (drink responsibly, guys and girls), a day out at Twickenham is one of the must-does for this part of town. It’ll take you 13 minutes on the train from Kingston. Cheers!View this post on Instagram
One of the guards at the palace called me princess & I had déjà vu
10. Kew Gardens An 18th Century pagoda in suburban south London? Yes - in fact, the Great Pagoda at Kew was one of the first viewing towers in London, and you can still go up it in the summer months. Absolute living history, on your doorstep (the rest of the gardens are very much worth a wander, too).View this post on Instagram
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11. PRYZM Kingston Once the iconic Oceana Kingston (which you’re definitely too young to remember), we’re going to follow a hunch and say you’ll be spending at least some time at this former 1930s picture house. 12. Kingston Riverside For a more sophisticated evening (sorry PRYZM), Kingston’s riverside restaurants and bars are your go-to. There’s the standard Bill’s, Browns and Cote Brasserie, plus late night eating establishment Woody’s and Bavarian (read: beer) restaurant Stein’s, amongst lots of others. Take your mum when she’s down for a visit.View this post on Instagram
The pagoda at Kew Gardens. Photo by @meletispix #travel #kewgardens #london #england
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