Kingston upon Thames or Kingston, is the earliest Royal borough in London. The name means Kings manor and was the site of many 10th century coronations. Its position between the ancient kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia made it the obvious choice as the royal seat after King Athelstan merged the two areas to create the area known as England today. Subsequent English monarchs have claimed Kingston as their own, the most well known being King Henry VIII who modernised a former royal staging post on the way to Richmond palace into the palatial Royal Tudor residence we see today, although of course we know this building as Hampton Court Palace. During Queen Victoria’s reign, the Palace was opened to the public and still today it provides the setting for a spectacular day out, especially if you choosing to be accompanied by one of our beautiful Kingston escorts. If you prefer to take advantage of the river front location, there are companies which offer river cruises from Kingston to Hampton Court. The three mile journey is a wonderfully relaxing way to approach the magnificent site and many of our escorts in Kingston have recommended this trip.
Kingston is also an ideal starting point for those who wish to visit the largest of the Royal parks. At 3 times the size of Central Park in New York, Richmond Park was created by Charles I in the 17th century. The Kingston Gates were added in 1750 to provide access to the public from the Kingston area although through a succession of ownership, these gates were closed and then re-opened to the public a number of times. When visiting the park, our Kingston escorts particularly enjoy the view from king Henry’s Mound. The view of the Thames valley includes St Pauls cathedral and has been a protected site since 1710 when the Cathedral was rebuilt. It states that there will be no building within a dome and a half of sky to spoil the view although this is currently under judicial scrutiny since a developer created a 135m tall skyscraper in Stratford which can be seen behind the dome of St Pauls thus ruining the centuries old vista.
If you tire of all the history in Kingston, why not head to one of its homely pubs and enjoy a real ale. Many of these have historic links, such as the Wheatsheaf in the Market place in which it is said, that Charles Dickens enjoyed a drink or two. A night out on the town will always be enjoyed in the best company and of course the first choice should be with any of our stunning Kingston escorts. Dining out is also an experience although in slightly more modern settings. On the banks of the River Thames you will find a newly developed Argentinian restaurant serving mouth-watering medallions of fillet steak. If you book with our agency to have an Escort Kingston to share your evening, there may be more mouth-watering delights that could await you too!