Kingston - Shopping and Ancient Marketplaces

Shopping and Ancient market places at Kingston

Bentall centre in Kingston has a history dating back to 1867 when the store was first opened by Frank Bentall as a drapery shop. It forms an important part of the modern history of Kingston and today it is home to brands such as Ted Baker, Hugo Boss, TM-Lewin, Barbour, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, New Look, Timberland and many more that you will find in any high streets in the UK.
Kingston also offers a vibrant shopping experience with shops in abundance including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and most other major retailers. The shopping atmosphere offered by Kingston is unique in its own way and demands a visit! 

Kingston’s Ancient Market Place
The historic market place in Kingston has been in use since when Henry II ruled around 1170 A.D.
All the outdoor entertainment and activities that take place in Kingston are focused on Kingston’s market place. Alongside offering eccentric display of fresh fruits and vegetables, the market place is the favourite venue for numerous concerts, carnivals, promotional events and fun days throughout the year.

The stunning Market House, a Grade II listed building in the heart of Kingston’s Ancient Market has a very adaptable gallery space where exhibitions such as Kingston Artists Open Studios, Thames Market and Vintage Fairs take place.

Food stalls in Kingston
Food stalls in the Kingston market place include Traditional British, Indian, Chinese, Moroccan, Japanese, cuisine and many other exciting stalls that are bound to leave you struggling to make a choice.
The market is open six days a week from Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Kingston Facts

London Borough – Kingston
Ceremonial County – London
Post town – Kingston upon Thames
Population – 43,013 (2011 Census)
Major attractions -
Riverside walks
Boat rides
Ancient Market Place
Vibrant Shopping destination

Car parks in Kingston and Post codes
The Rose car park – KT1 1EU
Bentalls Car parks – KT1 1TY & KT2 5AD

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