Welcome to Kington upon Thames

Shopping in Kingston upon Thames

Shopping in Kingston upon Thames will take you on a journey from unique boutiques and market stalls to leading high street shops and shopping centres. Food lovers can explore the eclectic stalls of Kingston’s Ancient Market to pick up fresh vegetables, fruit and fish and even shop for clothing and household supplies in this historic market. Serious shoppers will find Kingston has everything they need for a successful shopping trip as the town is home to over 500 shops including John Lewis and Bentalls department stores.

You can shop for the latest fashion, home ware, entertainment and much more at the Eden Walk Shopping Centre, Clarence Street and The Bentall Centre where all the major brands can be found. Look out for quirky independent shops too, where you’ll be able to pick up one-off gifts or treat yourself to a special purchase. Although Kingston Town Centre is a shopper’s delight, the area has a lovely small town feel, and with plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars for refreshments, shopping in Kingston will keep you busy all day.

To find a store, search our Business Directory.

Click the links below for more information:

Clarence Street

Clarence Street

Clarence Street is the pedestrianised heart of Kingston. With John Lewis at its river end, it includes a huge choice of fashion shops to suit all tastes and pockets, including Top Shop, Monsoon, Next, Gap and River Island.

http://www.thebentallcentre-shopping.com/

The Bentall Centre

Located on Clarence Street, The Bentall Centre has come a long way since it opened over 17 years ago. Today the Centre contains over 80 shops and attracts over fourteen million visitors a year. And it just keeps getting better; with new stores, more services and facilities including a full health club.

Shop at top fashion and lifestyle brands such as Apple, HMV, Waterstones, H&M, New Look, Zara, Hollister, Timberland, Superdry and Mothercare. View the Centre Guide on screen here.

With a spectacular atrium higher than the nave of Westminster Abbey and the Aston Webb facade, inspired by Wren's design for Hampton Court, the building is as impressive as the shopping.

Inside, the Centre is beautifully designed with perforated white metalwork containing some 2,000 fibre optic lights. At night, it's just like shopping under the stars! This award winning design helps create the perfect atmosphere for shopping.

Standard Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday

9:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday

9:30am – 9:00pm

Friday

9:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday

9:00am – 6:30pm

Sunday

11:00am – 5:00pm

The Bentall Shopping Centre
Wood Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1TP

020 8541 5066
www.thebentallcentre-shopping.com

Bentalls

Bentalls

The anchor store in The Bentall Centre, Bentalls is Kingston’s premium department store featuring fabulous brands across Menswear, Womenswear, Childrenswear, Homeware and Cosmetics. Home to an exclusive range of luxury brands including Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, DKNY, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Crème de la Mer, Mac, Dermalogica and Nars.

The store boasts a fantastic range of restaurants including Carluccio’s, Caffè Nero, Frank B’s American Diner, and Centre View Restaurant set in a fantastic area with panoramic views of The Bentall Centre. Additionally, Bentalls has a wide range of services including Personal Shopping, a Nails Inc Nail Bar and  Beauty Treatment Rooms. 

NOW open at 10.30am for browsing and restaurant service every Sunday

Standard Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday

9:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday

9:30am – 9:00pm

Friday

9:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday

9.00am – 7.00pm

Sunday

11:00am – 5:00pm

Bentalls
Wood Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1TX

020 8546 1001
www.bentalls.co.uk

John Lewis

John Lewis

At the river end of Clarence Street, just opposite Bentalls, John Lewis Kingston is open seven days a week offering four floors of the best in shopping, from fashion, to home and technology and Waitrose in the basement.

They have a number of advisory services on offer, including fashion, nursery, and furnishing and fitted kitchens.

Their riverside restaurant, THE PLACE TO EAT, allows you to enjoy a coffee or a hot meal while you shop.

Sunday times include 30 mins browsing time

Standard Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday

9:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday

9:30am – 9:00pm

Friday

9:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday

9:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday

10:30am – 5:00pm

John Lewis
Wood Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1TE

0844 693 1743
www.johnlewis.com/kingston

Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames

Old London Road

The gateway to Old London Road is marked by Kingston’s famous falling over phone boxes (officially named ‘Out of Order’ by artist David Mach). If you venture behind this sculpture, you’ll find an eclectic mix of unusual and interesting shops.

Find out more at the Old London Road Website

Kingston Antiques Centre

Old London Road is also home to Kingston Antiques Centre, where there are more than 100 dealers offering a startling array of antiques and quality vintage items. The large, rambling building provides space over two floors and has retained some of its original features that provide nooks and crannies framed by an imposing double staircase.

Well-known within the antiques trade it attracts dealers from all over the world and is a favourite filming location for the media, hosting programmes such as Bargain Hunt, The Bill, House Gift and Law & Order.

Specialist dealers here offer everything from furniture to clocks and watches, silver and gold items, mirrors, paintings, sculptures and prints. One of the largest collections of vintage jewellery in the south of England is also housed in a series of cabinets lining the walls. While the Vintage Fashion Room features a collection of clothes from the 40s, Retro, 80s plus designer wear.

29 Old London Road,
Kingston Upon Thames

KT2 6ND
020 8549 2004

http://kingstonantiquescentre.co.uk/market/

Other hidden gems include the town centre’s only tattoo parlour, a fabulous little Thai restaurant and The Fighting Cocks— an alternative music and comedy venue which has hosted comics Bill Bailey and Robin Williams amongst others.

Eden Walk Shopping Centre in Kingston upon Thames

Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Eden Walk Shopping Centre has the perfect mix for a great shopping experience. There are dozens of stores and cafés, convenient parking and transport links, offering a welcoming atmosphere and fantastic choice.

With specialty stores such as Eden Jewellers and Amy’s Nails to high street names such as Boots, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Bhs, Jigsaw, Heal’s, Punkyfish and many more, you won’t need to go anywhere else. Relax in the centre square and watch one of their many events or recharge your batteries in one of the cafés — including Paul, Prêt a Manger, Caffè Nero and Coffee Break.

Download a map of Eden Walk here.

Standard Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday

9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday

9:00am – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday

9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday

11:00am – 5:00pm

Eden Walk Shopping Centre
Eden Walk
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1BL

020 8549 9672
www.edenwalkshopping.co.uk

Crown Arcade

Crown Arcade

Crown Arcade is located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames, linking the Eden Walk Shopping Centre with the Apple Market and the Ancient Market Place.

The covered shopping arcade houses a range of niche independent retail units which benefit from being owner-managed. The majority of businesses offer something slightly different, including warm, personal service and one-off, customized or bespoke products.

If you are looking for something that’s just a little bit different, Crown Arcade is the place to head.

Standard opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday 0900 – 1800

Thursday 0900 – 1900

Friday & Saturday 0900 - 1800

Sunday 1100 – 1700

http://crownarcadekingston.co.uk/

Molton Brown

Ancient Market Place

The Ancient Market Place has a rich history, which has contributed to the diverse buildings surrounding the Ancient Market and Market House. This area is now renowned for high end beauty retailers such as The White Company, Space. NK, L’Occitane, Jo Malone and Molton Brown. It is also home to a number of fashion boutiques including Escape, East, Jack Wills and Joules.

Markets

Markets

Kingston’s Ancient Market Place has been home to a market for over 800 years. Today the traders are open 7 days a week, selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers, and meat, plus much much more.

The Ancient Market Place is the usual home for visiting markets. Each year there are French, German, Italian and even Moroccan markets. Keep an eye on the Kingstonfirst calendar to find out what’s coming soon.

Over in the Cattle Market (off Fairfield North), there’s a Monday Morning Market. Over 50 traders visit weekly and sell their wares from 9am to 1.30pm . You’ll be able to pick up all kinds of everything— including fashion items, food, plants and tools.

Find out more about shopping at Kingston's Markets here.

If you are interested in becoming a trader on one of Kingston’s Markets, please visit our 'For Business' pages.