The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a borough in southwest London, England. The primary town is Kingston upon Thames and it includes Surbiton, Chessington, New Malden, Tolworth and part of Worcester Park. It is the oldest of the four Royal Boroughs in England. The others are Kensington and Chelsea and Greenwich also in London, and Windsor and Maidenhead. The borough covers a total area of around 14.38 square miles.
According to population estimates in the middle of 2014, Kingston upon Thames has a permanent population of about 169958 individuals. Kingston is 1 of five London Boroughs without any London Underground station. It has nine National Rail stations and a couple of centrally located bus stations. In 2008, 64 bus routes served Kingston. In March 2011, the primary types of transport that residents made use of to travel to work were driving a car or van, used by 26.1 percent of all residents aged 16-74 and train, utilised by 7.1 per cent, and bus, minibus or coach, utilised by 7.1 per cent.
Kingston has lots of attractions in and near it, ranging from nature attractions and historical attractions to theme parks. This contains Richmond Park, which is among the world's largest urban parks, and three times the size of Central Park in New York City.