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Top things to do this summer in Kingston

The conference has just ended. You’re not rushing back home as you have booked accommodation with us and you find yourself in South West London wondering how to spend your free time.

There are several places close to the campus where you can let your hair down.

The Wych ElmThis delightful pub situated on Elm Road serves great food and real ale. With quality produce and great service, we’d say it’s ideal for a summer afternoon or early evening after the hustle and bustle of an event or a conference.

Poor BoysThis independent restaurant pays homage to the mighty Po Boy Sandwich of New Orleans fame. Bringing the New Orleans atmosphere to Kingston, this is something not to be missed.

Stein’sStein’s is a modern, yet cosy place to relax with your colleagues during the week, a lazy brunch with friends or evening meal on the weekend. A Bavarian experience that you’ll be talking about for a long time after.

If you fancy something further a field, carry on reading! Just remember, you can always book accommodation with us if you plan to stay on after an event or conference at Kingston.

You can also book a place to stay with us knowing you’ll have ideal transport links to London or to any of the events below.

Buck Moon Blues Festival - 8th July, East Molesy

If the blues is your thing or even if you are wanting fantastic day of entertainment that may be slightly different from your norm, check out the Buck Moon Blues Festival. This festival is packed full of exciting acts from around the globe, so what better way to spend a mid-summer Saturday than to listen to some live music.

Tickets can be booked on this here

Derby Day - 3rd June, Epsom Racecourse, Epsom.

One of the biggest days in the racing calendar and something of a national institution, the Derby has been a part of the summer for 243 years.

For many people, this is something of a bucket list event and there’s no doubt why. Every summer people flock to one of the most famous race courses in the world for one of the most famous races in the world.

Attending the Derby is definitely an unforgettable experience. Whether its Ladies day or Derby day, you can see more information and book your tickets on this link

Pub in the Park - 12th-14th May, Wimbledon

The brainchild of tv chef Tom Kerridge, Pub in the Park is a celebration of food and music.

Paying homage to the glories of the British pub, there will be an assortment of delicious food, great drinks and of course life music.

This is what the summer is all about. Wonderful times with friends and loved ones, making memories and trying new experiences.

Ticket information can be found on their website

Wuthering Heights - Rose Theatre, Kingston 23rd-27th May

The Rose Theatre is the largest producing theatre in South West London, putting the heart of the audience in everything they do.


This May, the Rose Theatre is putting on the adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.

The production offers a refreshing new take on the classic infamous love story channels the wit and intense emotion from the classic novel. Sounds like something that shouldn’t be missed!

You can read up more about this production and book tickets here.

Kew Gardens, Richmond

Get closer to nature this summer and delve into the explosions of colour and vibrancy by walking around the marvel that is Kew Gardens.

With a history that spans over 250 years, Kew has something to appeal to all generations.

Over 50,000 living plants at Kew making it the largest and most diverse in the world, so a visit to Kew is a worthy day out. You will need to book in advance due to popularity – this can be done here.


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