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Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston Market Square

Kingston upon Thames, UK

Kingston was first recorded in a Royal Charter in 838. Relics from its history remain – it is home to Clattern Bridge (London’s oldest bridge). It has held a weekly market since the 13thcentury, which is still active today, and seven Saxon Kings are thought to have been crowned here.

Eadweard Muybridge, the pioneering photographer, was born and died in Kingston. Kingston Museum devotes a gallery to him – it is replete with items from his personal collection, including over 2000 glass magic lantern slides.

The Rose Theatre brings further artistic excellence, with the late Sir Peter Hall as founding director. The Rose has produced a number of homegrown productions; some directed by Hall, and Kingston University holds its graduation ceremony there.

Kingston Walking Tours take visitors on journeys through Kingston’s rich and colourful history: from royalty to Nipper, the HMV dog! Each Sunday at 11am (April to September) and 11am on the first Sunday of the month (October to March).

It’s also home to Coombe Conduit – which, for 350 years, collected water from springs, and channeled it to Hampton Court Palace.

Visit https://www.inkingston.co.uk for more information.

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston upon Thames, UK

Kingston was first recorded in a Royal Charter in 838. Relics from its history remain – it is home to Clattern Bridge (London’s oldest bridge). It has held a weekly market since the 13thcentury, which is still active today, and seven Saxon Kings are thought to have been crowned here. Eadweard Muybridge, the pioneering photographer, […]

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