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Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston upon Thames
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County
Surrey
Highway Authority
Kingston upon Thames
Forward Destination on
A3, A309
Next Primary Destinations
Central London • Esher • Staines • Westminster
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Richmond upon Thames
Places related to the A3
Places related to the A309
This article is about the town and Primary Destination.
For the Highway Authority, see Kingston upon Thames Council
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Kingston upon Thames is a Primary Destination in Greater London. It has historically been the county town of Surrey, and is still the centre for local government activities for Surrey County Council, despite being ceremonially in Greater London.

The town has historically been an important bridging point of the River Thames, and a meeting point of several important roads including the A3, A238, A240, A307, A308, A309 and A310. It was one of the first places to get a bypass, which was known about when road numbers were first allocated. It was built in stages through the 1920s and opened fully by 1927. Improvements during the 1960s and 1970s mean it is still a relatively high standard bypass given its age.

As the bypass is some distance from the town, there are still problems with congestion, particularly for traffic heading north to Richmond or over the Thames. There is an extensive one-way system that attempts to direct traffic away from the centre and providing up to four lanes of traffic around it.

Routes

Route To Notes

A3

Central London

A3

Portsmouth, Guildford, (M25)

A240

Sutton (A232) Reigate, Epsom

A243

Leatherhead, Dorking (A24)

A308

Staines

A240

Surbiton, Tolworth, Guildford (A3) (M25), Epsom (A24)

A307

Esher

A307

Richmond, Ham, Petersham

A308

London, (A3)

A310

Twickenham

A2043

New Malden

B358

Teddington




Kingston upon Thames
Junctions
Roads
A3 • A238 • A239 (Kingston Bypass) • A240 • A243 • A307 • A308 • A309 • A310 • A2043 • A2099 • A3063 (Kingston) • B282 • B283 • B285 (Kingston) • B351 • B357 • B358 • B359 • B364 • B3363 • B3364 • B3365 • B3370 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN4 • T6 (Britain)
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Places in Greater London
Major DestinationsCentral London • Heathrow Airport • London
Primary DestinationsBarking • Bexleyheath • Brent Cross • Brixton • Bromley • Clapham Junction • Croydon • Dalston • Docklands • Ealing • Enfield • Hammersmith • Harrow • Holloway • Hounslow • Ilford • Kilburn • Kingston • Lewisham • Peckham • Richmond • Romford • Stratford • Sutton • The City • Uxbridge • Walthamstow • Wembley • West End • Westminster • Wimbledon • Wood Green • Woolwich
Other PlacesActon • Barnet • Bermondsey • Brentford • Camberwell • Camden Town • Chelsea • Finsbury • City Airport • Dagenham • East Ham • Greenwich • Hackney • Islington • Kensington • Orpington • Shepherds Bush • Shoreditch • Southwark • Stepney • Upminster • Wandsworth • West Ham • Willesden


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