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Suburban paradise with great links to London

Settled by the river in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton is a commuter’s dream. Just 20 minutes from the city centre by train, it’s also a great location for visitors looking to make the most of south-east London. Pleasant parks and a buzzing high street combine to make Surbiton a fantastic place to touch base while you’re visiting London. Take a stroll around the lake and arboretum at Claremont Gardens, and visit the traditional Surbiton Farmers’ Market for homemade cakes and gourmet treats.

A royal welcome at Hampton Court Palace

Once owned by Henry VIII, this impressive palace is now open to the public to explore. See the re-creation of the Tudor king’s crown in the Royal Pew, and retrace the steps of royalty in the palace grounds. Cumberland Art Gallery displays works from artists like Rembrandt and van Dyck. Not sure what to do with the kids? Get competitive and see who can navigate the Great Maze in the palace grounds the fastest.

A great day out at Chessington World of Adventures

For a day of adventure, head to Chessington World of Adventures. This fun-packed theme park boasts more than 40 rides, a Sea Life Centre and a zoo with over a thousand animals. Pick your favourite from the themed areas like Adventure Point, Mexicana and Pirates Cove, and make sure you visit the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure too. Planning a trip to Surbiton? The Travelodge Kingston Upon Thames Central hotel is ideally located just seven minutes from Surbiton in Kingston town centre, while our Chessington Toldworth hotel is also a great choice.