The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a borough in southwest London, England. The main town is Kingston upon Thames and it includes 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 around 14.38 square miles.
As outlined by population estimates from the middle of 2014, Kingston upon Thames has a permanent population of around 169958 individuals. 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 2 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, made use of by 7.1 per cent, and bus, minibus or coach, utilised 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 includes Richmond Park, that is one of the world's largest urban parks, and three times the size of Central Park in New York City.