A little bit of history
One of the little known facts of Surbiton is that it used to be a part of Surrey and was later welcomed into the Kingston Borough of London. It's actually really well known for its iconic train station which opened in 1838. The original station was called Kingston Borough Station but later changed to Surbiton when a new station was built in Kingston. There are many iconic building, however the train station stands out as it was also the back drop for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Poirot and Eastenders. Surbiton has honorary mentions the in Monty Python Series as well as being the back drop to the 'The Good Life' although there were no actual scenes filmed in Surbiton.
Need to know
Surbiton was once famous for its tennis, as it played host to International Lawn Tennis from 1900-1981. It also has a famous Hockey Club and boasts of the oldest River Thames sailing club, the Thames Ditton Sailing Club.
Surbiton's centre is a little village but with a lot of the major brands such as Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Cafe Nero, Costa Coffee , Starbuck's and Cook just to name a few. It is fast becoming an eating hub with near nearby Maple Road holding down some lovely restaurants such as French Tarte and No 97. It offers some funky bars and pubs, plus some small cafe's and eatery places. It is lucky to have Kingston only a stone's throw away with all the major retail outlets making the High Street far more manageable!
WITH ITS VILLAGE FEEL AND YET JUST A 20 MINUTES TRIP TO LONDON BY TRAIN THIS IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE.
The area is served by A307, A3 and A243. The A3 links to the M25 taking you to Gatwick within 45 minutes and Heathrow within 30 minutes. It's a 20 minutes drive into central London.
London Waterloo is the major London station that operates to Surbiton. However, Wimbeldon, which is on the underground, is only two stops away and is serviced by the District line.
Buses in and around Surbiton are London Buses routes 71, 281, 406, 418, 465, K1, K2, K3 and K4 and Surrey Bus Routes 514 and 515 all serve the area.