With a big student population, Kingston is an energetic town with a prime location on the River Thames. Local entertainment includes the Rose Theatre with its packed cultural schedule, the 15-screen ODEON multiplex cinema and a bowling alley. It’s also home to the legendary Banquet Records shop which hosts regular in-store gigs that have previously featured the likes of Laura Marling and Professor Green. They also host club nights in the city which attract big names and emerging talents alike.
It’s also a city that’s packed with history — from the Saxons to the birth of celluloid film — and is 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, across two shopping centres. Culture vultures are catered for with plenty of museums, galleries and gigs across the town’s many spaces.
"Packed with entertainment and next door to London, Kingston is a great place to be a student"
iQ Kingston is conveniently located in the centre of town, 10 minutes’ walk from Kingston University’s main campus and two minutes’ walk from the train station — which takes you to London in 31 minutes. Kingston College is also walking distance, and the train station takes you to St. George’s Hospital and St. Mary’s University in no time. The building also includes an onsite gym, Sky TV and hosts a busy social calendar.
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