Student city guide to Kingston

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Kingston is an energetic town with a prime location on the River Thames. Entertainment is found at the Rose Theatre, the 15-screen ODEON cinema and a bowling alley. It’s also home to the legendary Banquet Records shop which hosts regular in-store gigs and organises club nights in the city which attract big names and emerging talent alike.

It’s packed with history and located near beautiful countryside. Take a boat trip down the river for a chilled day out at a riverside pub, or if you fancy some retail therapy there’s plenty of that, with two shopping centres. Culture seekers can enjoy plenty of museums, galleries and gigs across town.

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"Packed with entertainment and next door to London, Kingston is a great place to be a student"

Our student accommodation iQ Kingston is centrally located, 10 minutes’ walk from Kingston University’s main campus and two minutes from the riverside and train station — taking you to London in 31 minutes. The building includes an onsite gym and lounge, and hosts a busy social calendar.


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