Student Accommodation in Kingston
Kingston Etymology - Where Does the Name Kingston Come From?
Derived from Old English, Kingston means “the king's estate”.
It’s around 44 minutes from Kingstone to London, with a total distance of 11.1mi/17km. Taking the underground from Kingstone station to Waterloo station will only take 30 minutes.
Why Choose a Student Accommodation in Kingston?
Located right on the River Thames, Kingston Upon Thames gets its name thanks to its location. It is an outer borough of London, just 19km southwest of central London and it hosts various attractions suitable for all types of people. It is a famous student destination, and it hosts three of the most famous universities in London, Kingston University, Kingston College, and Kingston Business School. Kingston University is ranked amongst the top 500 universities internationally in terms of clinical and health education.
Weather and Temperature
10.7 °C | 51.3 °F is the average temperature in Kingston. Temperature is at its highest in July, with 17.6 °C | 63.7 °F and January is the coldest with 4.8 °C | 40.7 °F. Rainfall is nothing new when it comes to UK cities, with March being the driest month.
What to Pack and Kingston Local Timing
Pack the obvious basics for cold weather. Jackets will be a good start, rain gear can be quite handy, and scarves are always a good idea. GMT is Kingston local timing; keep this in mind when booking your travels and student accommodation in Kingston.
Is Kingston Rural or Urban?
Kingston is a mix of both urban and rural, with Kingston upon Thames being the rural area that is occupied with 0.3% of the population.
What are Some Must-Visit Places in Kingston?
Students wishing to go to Kingston will find markets, malls, entertainment venues and even parks. Richmond Park and Bushy Park are examples of the available parks, while The Ancient Market, The Surbiton Farmers' Market and Bentall Centre are examples of famous Kingston shopping destinations. Richmond Park is a national reserve with stunning natural scenery. It is an inspiration to many artists, and it homes various beautiful architectural buildings, like the White Lodge and Pembroke Lodge. The Ancient Market is an authentic Kingston market, suitable for both sightseeing and shopping at the same time. It hosts cafes, shops with street furniture, old-style stalls and food stalls.
Students can also find a lot of free activities in Kingston. There are free guided walks available around the city all year long and cycling tours provided by the British cycling group. The area next to the river is also full of unique activities; riverboats run between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond in the summer. The riverside is also full of various restaurants and shops.
Universities in Kingston
Transportation In Kingston
Kingston is a place with plenty of transportation links. Kingston Station is right in the city centre, and it is just 30 minutes away from Waterloo station. There is an excellent bus network inside Kingston, with more than 30 regular lines available daily. There are River buses across the Thames as well, and they help in getting away from traffic jams during peak times inside the city. Kingston also started developing more cycling-friendly roads recently to help in reducing noise pollution and offer a different transportation method to people.
Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Kingston
Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Kingston, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities:
London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Bangor, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Medway, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Sheffield, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.
1. How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Kingston is £200 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
2. Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
3. Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
4. How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
5. How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.
6. What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Kingston?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
7. Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Kingston?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
8. Who can book with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.