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Kingston upon Thames in General
Member Name: dramaxxqueenxx05
Kingston upon Thames in General
Advantages: nice area, family friendly
Disadvantages: takes forever to get to the place, bad traffic jams, expensive to live
Located in south west London, boarding Surrey - so you have the best of both worlds! Both town, country and city life!
I came to Kingston upon Thames back in February for a open day at the university (where I'm going in September! I'm so excited already!) I loved the area so much it's made me want to go to Kingston even more! (but that's not the main reason why i'm going to the university! - it's the course and uni!)
However, it is quite far out and it's about twenty five minutes by tube to get to central London, but it's still worth the trip though! The tube lines you can catch are: Waterloo line (which is the the most common one) or you can catch tube lines from Wimbledon or Richard Upon Thames (however these two routes are the longer ones, so I would opt the Waterloo line as it's a lot quicker to get into London)
Kingston is very close to other London areas such as Wimbledon, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Sutton, Merton and Croydon. (which are areas wither located in south west or south london)
famous residents of Kingston upon thames include: Johnny Lee Miler, the chemical brothers, Kelly Reilly, Steven Reed and Jacqueline Wilson.
Kingston has a huge shopping centre and there's something for everyone and have two huge supermarkets (sainsbury's and ASDA)
Also it has a lot of job vaccines, so it's good for the students who are studying at the kingston university.
Education is very good - they have all ranges of education from primary schools to universities.
primary schools include: christ church, fern hill, grand avenue, burlington, ST luke's, ST mary's, lovelace and grandhill.
secondary schools include: coombe girl's school, chessington community college, the holy cross and triffin school. (however not all schools are mixed gender, there are some schools that are only for females or males)
further education : kingston college and hill croft college and there is also the kingston university.
The area is a nice area to live in, and it's more of a family friendly area and it has hardly any rough areas (unlike some parts of london)
It has a lot of parks, shops, activities such as cinema and bowling.
there is one disadvantage though, it is difficult to get into the place and when I went it took nearly two hours to get into Kingston, due to the area and how bad the traffic was, so you can fall into big traffic queues quite easily!
However, living can be another disadvantage that is quite expensive to live in too.
As I'm about to move here in September my first impressions of the place were positive, love the area it was fresh, friendly area, the people seemed really nice and I can't wait till September!
Summary: have a family fresh world!
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