The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a borough in southwest London, England. The primary town is Kingston upon Thames and it consists of Surbiton, Chessington, New Malden, Tolworth and a part of Worcester Park. It's the oldest of the 4 Royal Boroughs in England. The other boroughs are Kensington and Chelsea and Greenwich also in London, and Windsor and Maidenhead. The borough covers an overall area of roughly 14.38 square miles.
Based on population estimates in the middle of 2014, Kingston upon Thames features a permanent population of around 169958 people. It has no existing connections with London Overground that serves adjacent Richmond or London Tramlink that serves Wimbledon in the neighbouring borough of Merton. 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 forms 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, used by 7.1 per cent.
Kingston has a lot of attractions in and close to 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.