Once an ancient Saxon market town where kings were crowned, the Borough of Kingston Upon Thames is now a favourite destination for many travellers to London. Situated on the outskirts of London, the borough has many great activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy with the advantage of being far enough out not to be overwhelmed by the tourist masses who descend upon London every year. A Kingston Upon Thames holiday rental house will come complete with all the mod-cons you would expect in a fancy hotel, with the bonus of some much needed peace and tranquillity to soak up during your stay.
The beauty of a Kingston Upon Thames holiday is that you can be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. There are a range of activities available in the borough such as golf, tennis, swimming, pony trekking, cycling and walking. Amongst the attractions worth seeing in the area are The Kingston Museum, housed in a beautiful building and bulging with artefacts from local history; and the ancient Coronation Stone situated outside the Guild Hall in the borough. The stone is thought to date back to the 10th century and experts believe it was used to crown at least seven Saxon kings.
If you feel the need to venture out of the bustling city of London whilst on your Kingston Upon Thames holiday then it is recommended that you head for the former spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The town became popular with Georgian visitors in the past as they used to believe that the waters in the town had therapeutic powers. Nowadays there are modern day spa facilities in Royal Tunbridge Wells as well as The Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery, Chalybeate Spring and the beautiful Victorian Dunorlan Park.
Should you now be considering booking a wonderful Kingston Upon Thames holiday rental house then you will be able to experience a typical Temperate climate, which means that there are fairly warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months to have a Kingston Upon Thames holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature can rise to around 23 degrees Celsius. The cooler winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 3 and 8 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the borough is 22 inches.
Beginning an active Kingston upon Thames holiday is very simple as travellers can fly directly into Heathrow International Airport (LHR) which is just over 11 miles away from the borough. There are several major air operators that offer frequent, cheap flights to Heathrow including Aer Lingus, BMI, British Airways, Eastern Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. Travellers can leave other parts of the UK from a variety of airports such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS), Newcastle(NCL) and Manchester (MAN).
London will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Kingston upon Thames for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.