Surbiton Area Guide
If living on the leafy outskirts of London with the Thames on your doorstep is top of your priority list, then buying or renting a property Surbiton could be for you. Home to many large properties and open green spaces, Surbiton attracts families who are looking for excellent schools, more space but still want to commute into Central London in 15 minutes.
Just 11 miles from the city centre, fast trains travel to London Waterloo, and with 30-minute journey to Clapham Junction it’s easy to access underground hub London Victoria. Grade II listed Surbiton station is close to the heart of the town and is considered one of the finest modernist stations in Great Britain.
Well-served with bus connections including the 71 from Kingston to Chessington, the 281 from Hounslow Bus Station to Tolworth and the K2 that connects Kingston Hospital and Hook, Surbiton also has an excellent range of local bus routes.
For those considering driving to work, the A3 motorway connecting London and Portsmouth is just a 10-minute drive away, and access to the M25 is achievable in just over half an hour. If cycling is your preference, Surbiton has a wide choice of cycleways, giving easy access to the surrounding countryside.
Surbiton has excellent state primary and comprehensive schools. St Andrew’s and St Marks’ Juniors Cof E are both considered “Outstanding” primary schools, with Southborough High and Kingston Academy highly rated comprehensive schools.
Private schooling is well-represented in Surbiton, with Shrewsbury House for boys and Holy Cross Preparatory for girls being popular choices for preparatory schooling, with Kingston Grammar available for senior schooling. Surbiton High School is a very popular choice, providing a preparatory and senior school education for both boys and girls, with excellent sixth form provision.
Further Education college Kingston College is nearby and is judged to be “good”, offering a wide range of courses in a friendly and vibrant location.
Shoppers are spoilt for choice with Surbiton’s busy town centre, with a mix of independent shops and recognised names, delightful coffee shops and something for the wine lovers at Ex Cellar, a wine merchant and a wine bar. Surbiton Farmers Market adds to the feel of a market town, offering gourmet game, homemade preserves or patisserie every third Saturday of the month.
With its thriving local community, excellent amenities and fast transport links to Central London, green spaces and surrounding countryside, Surbiton offers its residents a perfect balance of city life and countryside living.