Kingston upon Thames (London Zone 6) 京士頓 (倫敦第6區)

Reference: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/why-choose-kingston-university/location/


Reference: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/67765169365984387/



皇家泰晤士河京士頓自治市(the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames)分為四個區域:京士頓(Kingston Town)新馬爾登和庫姆(New Malden and Coombe),瑟比頓(Surbiton)和自治市南部。新馬爾登(New Malden)被稱為英國的韓國小鎮。 它擁有整個歐洲最大的韓國社區,擁有30多家韓國餐廳和至少100家韓國商店。這篇文章主要是關注京士頓鎮。


京士頓(Kingston) 位於倫敦西南第6區(Zone 6) 的歷史名鎮。目前,沒有通往倫敦市中心的地鐵,只有火車。乘坐火車到倫敦市中心 (London Waterloo) 需30分鐘。京士頓(Kingston) 在大倫敦,價比其他通勤城鎮貴。雖然京士頓(Kingston) 是一個昂貴的城鎮,但它是倫敦治安良好地區之一

京士頓有一些優秀的中小學Tiffin Girl’s School在英國排名前十),而且還有一間大學。京士頓大學目前在英國排名第100位《2021完全大學指南》。


京士頓鎮(Kingston) 是非常適合喜歡購物的你,因為它有頂級的百貨公司和商店。它還擁有兩個歷史悠久的皇家公園,Richmond公園 和灌木公園(Bushy Park)擁有600多頭野鹿。此外,英國著名的漢普頓宮(Hampton Court Palace)距離京士頓(Kingston) 需20分鐘車程


The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is divided up into four neighbourhoods: Kingston Town, Malden and Coombe, Surbiton and South of the Borough. New Malden is known as the UK’s Korean Town. It has the largest Korean community across Europe with more than 30 Korean restaurants and many shops. This post will mainly focus on Kingston Town.

Kingston is a historical town located in the South-West of London, Zone 6. Currently, there is no tube to central London, only trains. It only takes 30 minutes by train to central London (London Waterloo). House prices in Kingston is more expensive than other commuter towns as it is located in Greater London. Although Kingston is an expensive town, but it is one of the safest London borough.

Kingston has some outstanding primary and secondary schools (the Tiffin Girls’ School is ranked top 10 in the UK), and is home to the University of Kingston which is currently ranked 100th in the UK, the Complete University Guide 2021.


Kingston is great for shopaholic as it has some great department stores. It also has two historic Royal Parks, Richmond Park and Bushy Park, home to 600+ wild deer. In addition, the famous British Hampton Court Palace is only 20 minute drive from Kingston town.


Hong Kong Hub - London Strategic Migration Partnership

香港中心 - 倫敦移民服務部

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/migrants-and-refugees/hong-kong-vcse-funding

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Kingston Town is made up of four wards: Canbury, Grove, Norbiton and Tudor.

京士頓鎮是由四個區組成:坎伯里,格羅夫,諾比頓和都鐸。

Reference: https://maps.kingston.gov.uk/maps/MapPage.aspx?map=adminBoundaries



Transportations 交通

Train 火車

Kingston – London Waterloo

京士頓 – 倫敦滑鐡盧站

South Western Railway:


The train is a circular loop line, if it displays the following information:

如果火車顯示以下的站,表示循環線:

  1. Via Shepperton / Strawberry Hill – 28 minutes (Fast Direction)

  2. Via Teddington – 45 minutes (Slow Direction)


Train ticket 火車票


成人

一日遊車票 (Zone 1 - 6)

非繁忙時段: £13.50

可以在 Zone 1-6 內乘搭任何火車巴士地鐵和輕鐵


任何時段單程票: £7.60

任何時段來回票: £15

(2020年10月價格)


Adult

Travelcard (Zone 1 - 6)

Off Peak Day: £13.50

Can take any trains, buses, tube and tram within Zone 1-6


Anytime Day Single: £7.60

Anytime Day Retur: £15

(October 2020 Price)



Oyster / Contactless

倫敦八達通 / 銀行卡(非接觸支付)


成人

單程票: 京士頓 (Kingston) – 倫敦滑鐡盧站 (London Waterloo)

繁忙時段: £6.80

(星期一至五from 06:30 to 09:30)

非繁忙時段: £4.20

(其他時間及公眾假期)


(2020年10月價格)


Adult

Single price: Kingston – London Waterloo

Peak: £6.80

(Monday – Friday from 06:30 to 09:30)

Off Peak: £4.20

(All other times including public holidays)


(October 2020 Price)



Bus 巴士

Only takes Oyster Card or Contactless

只可以用倫敦八達通或銀行卡

London TFL Bus: £1.50


在一個小時內可以任轉車而冇需要額外付錢

Can change as many times as you like within 1 hour without extra cost



Kingston Station (Bus Stop: T) – London Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

京士頓火車站 (巴士站: T) – 倫敦希斯路機場中央巴士站

X26 – 40 minutes


 

Kingston House Prices 樓價

Average house price (Oct 2020)

平均樓價 (2020年十月)

£729,672

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/kingston-upon-thames.html

Sale 買: can use the link below to consider 以下連結可作參考

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Kingston-Upon-Thames.html

Rental 租:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Kingston-Upon-Thames.html




 

Education 教育


Schools in Kingston 學校

Ofsted rating: List of schools’ ratings in Kingston

教育、兒童服務與技能標準局: Kingston 的學校的評分

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&region=314&geographic=la&phase=secondary



State Schools 政府資助學校 (公校)


Map of Schools in Kingston Upon Thames:

京士頓的學校地圖:

https://maps.kingston.gov.uk/maps/MapPage.aspx?map=schools


Nursery/ Infant School 幼兒園/幼稚園 + Pre-school (Year 1 and 2) 小學 一年級 二年級

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200130/education_schools_and_nurseries/202/nurseries_ages_3-5



Primary 小學

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200196/infant_junior_and_primary_schools_ages_4_to_11/208/infant_junior_and_primary_schools_in_the_borough/3

Secondary 中學


Grammar schools 文法中學

  • Grammar schools are more academic, and pupils are selected by means of examination called the 11+.

  • 文法學校更具學術性,通過考試選擇學生(入學試稱為11+ ) 類似香港Band 1 學校

Please read our "State Grammar Schools" post for further details

請閱讀我們的“文法中學的文章以獲取更多詳細信息

A Level and GCSE Results 2019:

The Tiffin Girls’ School:

整體有91%的學生在A Level獲得A *-B等級,而整體有95%的學生在GCSE上達到9-7的等級。

Overall 91% students achieved A*- B grades at A Level, and overall 95% students achieved 9-7 grades at GCSE.

Tiffin School:

整體有84%的學生在A Level獲得A *-B等級,而整體有75%的學生在GCSE上達到9-7的等級。

Overall 84% students achieved A*- B grades at A Level, and overall 75% of students achieved 9–7 grades at GCSE.



Comprehensive schools

綜合學校 - 學生不挑不揀不考試就可以入讀

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200222/secondary_schools_ages_11_to_18/378/secondary_schools_in_the_borough/2

Special School

特殊學校


Independent School / Private School 私立學校 (收費)

https://www.isc.co.uk/schools/england/surrey/kingston-upon-thames/



英國私立學校GCSE排名榜

GCSE Ranking for independent schools in the UK

https://ukguardianship.com/best-independent-schools-in-the-uk-gcse-league-table-2018/


Ranked 40th in the UK 英國排名第40: Kingston Grammar School

Ranked 56th in the UK 英國排名第56: Surbiton High School



University of Kingston 大學

Undergraduate Fees 本科學位學費:

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/

  • Home students UK £9,250 per year (2021/22)

  • International students: From £13,500 per year (2021/22)

Postgraduate taught Fees 碩士學位學費:

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/



 

Leisure 休閒活動

Kingston Market 京士頓市集

https://www.inkingston.co.uk/markets


Reference: https://www.inkingston.co.uk/markets


Reference: https://mapio.net/pic/p-41772026/


Reference: https://www.inkingston.co.uk/places/phoreal-vietnamese-street-food

Their pho is very authentic! 它們的越南河非常正宗!

(Not an ad 不是廣告)



Shopping Mall 購物商場

Reference: http://www.kingstononline.co.uk/bentall-centre-in-kingston-upon-thames/

https://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/zara-and-nyx-cosmetics-open-at-bentall-centre-ahead-of-christmas,897778.html



Bentalls Department Store 百貨公司


https://www.fenwick.co.uk/stores/kingston


Bentalls is part of the 138 years old Fenwick Department Store.

Bentalls 是屬於己經擁有138年歷史的Fenwick百貨公司。

Reference: http://www.kingstononline.co.uk/bentalls-the-bentall-centre-kingston/

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/live-kingston-bentalls-evacuated-shopping-17708801


John Lewis 百貨公司


John Lewis is a department store which is 156 years old and have many stores across the UK.

John Lewis 是一間擁有156年歷史的百貨公司,在全英國有多間分店。

Reference: https://www.inkingston.co.uk/places/john-lewis



Richmond Park

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park


Richmond 公園是倫敦最大的皇家公園,擁有600多頭野鹿。野鹿不如日本奈良的野鹿那麼友善,因此請盡量與野鹿保持至少50米的距離!


Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to 600+ wild deer. The wild deer are not as friendly as the ones in Nara, Japan so try to stay at least 50 meters away from the deer!


請查看有關開放時間以及如何到達Richmond公園的更多詳細信息。

Please check more details on opening times and how to get to Richmond Park

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park/visitor-information/opening-times-and-getting-here




Bushy Park 灌木公園


https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/bushy-park


灌木公園 (Bushy Park) 是倫敦第二大皇家公園,位於漢普頓宮(Hampton Court Palace)的北邊。灌木公園的平地己經至少有4000年的歷史。公園有好多入口,包括在京士頓(Kingston),特丁頓(Teddington),漢普頓(Hampton),Hampton Wick和漢普頓山 (Hampton Hill) 。

灌木公園有好多野生動物,包括鹿,小馬和天鵝。 有時,你還會在灌木公園裹看到有人在騎馬!

灌木公園有一個著名的戴安娜噴泉,和同樣著名的栗子大道形成了一個核心。 有很多人都喜歡住在這個地區,因為他們可以同一時間可以擺脫繁忙的倫敦生活,並在公園裡度過寧靜的時光。


Bushy Park is the second largest London’s Royal Parks and is located north of Hampton Court Palace. The flat site is at least 4000 years old. There are many entrances to the park including in Kingston, Teddington and Hampton, Hampton Wick and Hampton Hill.

Bushy Park has many wild animals including deer, pony and swans. Sometimes you will see people horse riding in Bushy Park as well!

There is a famous Diana Fountain forming the centrepiece to the equally famous Chestnut Avenue. Many people enjoy living in this area as they can escape from the busy London life and enjoy some peaceful time in the park.


Diana Fountain 戴安娜噴泉

Reference: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/bushy-park/things-to-see-and-do/diana-fountain




Hampton Court Palace 漢普頓宮


https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/#gs.jfd3ga


漢普頓宮是英國著名的國王亨利八世的住所! 他總共有6個妻子,並將英國從天主教改變為新教基督教。


如果你有興趣想知多些有關亨利八世的歷史和愛情世界,你可以去睇現在做緊的 ‘西班牙公主 (第一和第二季)’ 電視劇!

皇宮位於East Molesey由京士頓 (Kingston) 乘車約20分鐘路程,乘火車由倫敦滑鐵盧站(London Waterloo)到Hampton Court 火車站約30-36分鐘。


Hampton Court Palace was the residence of the famous King Henry VIII. He had 6 wives and have changed the country from Catholic to Protestant.

If you are interested to know the history and his love life of Henry VIII, you can watch the current on-going drama ‘Spanish Princess (Season 1 & 2)’ to find out more!

The palace is located in East Molesey and is about 20 minutes from Kingston by car and 30-36 minutes from London Waterloo by train to Hampton Court Station.


開放時間



入場費


The famous King Henry VIII with his third wife (Queen) and children

著名的國王亨利八世與他的第三位老婆(皇后)和子女。







Yum Cha 飲茶

Imperial China Restaurant 唐朝

https://www.imperialchinalondon.co.uk

(Not an ad 不是廣告)


Their dim sums are very authentic!

它們的點心非常正宗!


Price ranges from £4.8 - £6 per dim sum

每款點心價格從 £4.8 - £6 左右



 

Healthcare醫療


Local GP 家庭醫生診所:



More GPs in New Malden, Surbiton/Tolworth and Chessington: https://www.kingstonccg.nhs.uk/about-us/gps-in-kingston.htm


Hospital醫院


  • Kingston Hospital (NHS)

https://www.kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/

Private 私家醫院

Dental Clinic 牙科診所