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Surbiton Area Guide

Surbiton is one of the most highly regarded areas in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants, and an eclectic vibrant population.

Surbiton is a suburban area in South West London, within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Surbiton fact file

  • Surbiton is made up of five wards: Alexandra Berrylands Tolworth Surbiton Hill St Mark's & Seething Wells.
  • Residential area located on the River Thames.
  • The neighbourhood has excellent transport connections.

A little bit of history

The history of Surbiton dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is mentioned as part of the Manor of Kingston. The area was primarily agricultural and sparsley populated for much of its early history.

Surbiton began to undergo significant development in the 19th century, particularly with the arrival of the railway.The opening of Surbiton railway station in 1838, as part of the London and Southampton Railway, played a crucial role in transforming Surbiton into a commuter suburb. The railway made it easier for people to travel to and from central London, leading to an increase in residential development.

The Victorian era saw a boom in residential construction in Surbiton. The area became popular among affluent Londoners looking for a suburban escape. Victorian and Edwardian architecture characterizes many of the homes built during this period.

Surbiton became known for its cultural and social scene during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area attracted artists, writers, and intellectuals, contributing to a vibrant community. Some notable residents included writer Thomas Hardy and artist Richard Jefferies.

Architecture and property

Surbiton is known for its peaceful residential neighborhoods, characterized by a mix of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. There are various housing options, including detached and semi-detached houses, as well as apartments.

Why to move to Surbiton

Living in Surbiton offers a mix of suburban tranquility and an urban conveninece. Thet area is generally considered family-friendly, with good schools and parks.

Green space

Surbiton has several parks and green spaces, including Claremont Gardens and Fishponds Park, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities, walks and recreation


Surbiton's excellent transportation links make it a popular choice for commuters. Surbiton railway station provides frequent and fast train services to London Waterloo, making it a convenient location for those working in central London. The A3 road is also easily accessible, providing a route by car into and out of London.

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Family-friendly things to fo around Surbiton

  • Fishponds Park
  • Victoria Recreation Ground
  • Berryland Nature Reserve
    Green Community Space
  • Alexandra Park
  • Kingston Museum
    Museum and art gallery
  • The crafty cafe
    Paint-your-own pottery studio
  • Train station
    0.3 miles from centre
  • Bus station (Stop NN)
    0.1 miles from centre
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    8.4 miles from centre
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