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 part of Worcester Park. It is 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 a total area of about 14.38 square miles.
Based on population estimates during the middle of 2014, Kingston upon Thames features a permanent population of about 169958 people. It has no current 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 main types of transport that residents used 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 several attractions in and near it, ranging from nature attractions and historical attractions to theme parks. This contains Richmond Park, that is among the world's largest urban parks, and 3 times the size of Central Park in New York City.