Kingston upon Thames - UK, England

Kingston upon Thames is located 10 miles (16.1 km) south west of central London. It was built at the first crossing point of the Thames upstream from London Bridge and a bridge still exists at the same site. Kingston was occupied by the Romans and became the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned - the Coronation Stone can be found near the Guildhall. It has a lively frontage of bars and restaurants on the the River Thames and downstream there is a walk through Canbury Gardens towards Teddington Lock. Upstream there is a promenade crossing the Hogsmill river while across Kingston Bridge is a tree lined river bank fronting the expanse of Hampton Court Park.