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About Kingston

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  • Kingston, is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned. Kingston is situated 10 miles (16 kilometres) southwest of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. Kingston lies approximately 33 feet (10 metres) above sea level.
  • Kingston was part of a large ancient parish in the county of Surrey and the town was an ancient borough, reformed in 1835. It has been the location of Surrey County Hall from 1893, extraterritorially in terms of local government administration since Kingston became part of Greater London in 1965.
  • Most of the town centre is part of the KT1 postcode area, but some areas north of Kingston railway station have the postcode KT2 instead.

Kingston University Facts

  • Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London.
  • The university first opened as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899, offering a wide range of courses for its students such as dressmaking, clay modelling and electric wiring.
  • The university also offers a host of public lectures, exhibitions and performances, and opens its sports and health facilities to local residents and businesses.
  • As well as contributing to the community, Kingston University prides itself on its sustainable development and ranks near the top of the People and Planet’s Green League Table. Moreover, it collaborates with the local community on environmental projects, such as recycling.
  • Kingston is home to five faculties and four campuses: Penrhyn Road (the centre of student activity), Kingston Hill (set in landscaped gardens), Knights Park (home to a riverside setting), and Roehampton Vale (modern and within close proximity to Richmond Park). All of these campuses are connected by the university’s free inter-site bus service.

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Kingston University, River House, 53–57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1LQ

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