New build homes in Kingston upon Thames: Highest rated developments

Kingston upon Thames is one of the most desirable of all of south-west London’s leafy suburbs. With its bustling town centre, historic architecture, picturesque riverside setting and superb access to central London, it’s easy to see why Kingston is such a hit with buyers and renters alike. Verified Kingston upon Thames residents have been reviewing the area’s new build developments on HomeViews. Read on to discover our list of the highest rated new build homes in Kingston upon Thames.

Where is Kingston upon Thames?

As its name suggests, Kingston upon Thames sits beside the meandering Thames in the heart of southwest London. Sitting in TfL zones 5 and 6, Kingston counts Wimbledon, Richmond and Hampton Wick among its illustrious neighbours. This highly sought-after part of southwest London is within easy reach of both central areas and the wide open spaces of the Surrey countryside.

Highest rated new build homes in Kingston upon Thames

While the borough itself has a wealth of large, luxury properties, the growing number of new build developments in Kingston does provide options for first-time buyers. Read on to discover our rankings of the best new build homes in Kingston upon Thames. The list is based on the ratings of verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Taking first place in Kingston upon Thames is Kingston East, a residential development by Fairview New Homes. It features a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom duplexes. Likewise, residents have access to a landscaped podium courtyard at the heart of the development. In addition, the development is located on the popular Kingston Road. Moreover, it is only a short distance away from New Malden train station with direct links to London Waterloo in under 25 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Kingston East, KT3

Second place in Kingston upon Thames goes to The Royal Gallery, a development in the heart of Kingston from Crest Nicholson. It comprises 124 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and is situated conveniently next to Kingston station, with its direct trains to London Waterloo station every five minutes.

Read reviews and details of The Royal Gallery, KT2

Third place is taken by Kingston Riverside, a Redrow Homes development located in a prime riverside position in Kingston upon Thames. It comprises 347 one to three-bedroom apartments with exceptional views across the River Thames. The development is close to various amenities, such as The Eden Walk Shopping Centre and Clarence Street, which provide a variety of unique shops.

Read reviews and details of Kingston Riverside, KT2

The fourth highest-rated new build development in Kingston is Tolworth Square by Taylor Wimpey. The development is situated in Tolworth, just to the south of Kingston town itself. It comprises one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as three and four-bedroom houses. Residents here benefit from nearby amenities, while the development is also in a prime commuter location.

Read reviews and details of Tolworth Square, KT6

Living in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames combines all the benefits of a thriving, self-contained town, with the advantages of city living, thanks to its easy access to Central London. The town has all the everyday amenities you could wish for. These include first-class shopping, access to expansive parks and first-class schools, both state and independent.

Londoners know Kingston as a pleasant, leafy area with a more relaxed pace of life than more central areas. However, Kingston upon Thames is far from a sleepy suburb. There are plenty of leisure options in Kingston, including lively pubs, clubs, bars and cinema complexes. Furthermore, there’s a choice of golf courses in the borough, including Combe Hill Golf Club and Malden Golf Club.

Kingston’s picturesque River Thames setting makes it the perfect spot to enjoy relaxing walks and bike rides. Alternatively, you can relax at one of the many waterside restaurants and pubs. Across the river, you’ll find the wide open spaces of Hampton Court Park. Additionally, the rolling heathland of Richmond Park is within easy reach. Both historic sites provide the opportunity to spot deer roaming the parkland.

Alongside Kingston’s bustling historic town centre, the wider borough offers plenty of additional options. These include desirable Surbiton, the popular community of New Malden, leafy Kingston Hill and Chessington and Hook, which lies adjacent to the wide open spaces of Epsom Common.

Transport in Kingston upon Thames

Like much of south-west London, Kingston upon Thames’ main transport connections to Central London come via mainline rail services. Thankfully, the area has numerous stations and during peak times there are more than 10 trains from Kingston towards Central London every hour. Services from Kingston station take 33 minutes to reach London Waterloo, making it a popular choice for commuters. By road, Kingston upon Thames enjoys easy access to the A3. This provides routes towards the city centre and out to the M25 and the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Kingston upon Thames property prices

According to the latest data from Zoopla (January 2023), the average price of a property in Kingston upon Thames is around £819,000. This is significantly higher than the London average of £750,000. This is because Kingston’s excellent transport connections and amenities, and attractive riverside location, make it an ever-popular choice for buyers. Additionally, the relatively high proportion of large detached houses in the area keeps the property prices substantially above average. In the year to January 2023, the average price of a detached house in Kingston upon Thames was £1,633,000.

Would you like to find out more about life in Kingston upon Thames? Our dedicated area guide has plenty more information about this ever-popular south-west London suburb. Click below to find out more about the best new build developments to buy and rent in Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston upon Thames is a vibrant and dynamic town that has something to offer for everyone. It boasts an incredible range of shops, restaurants and pubs in its historic town centre. Meanwhile, the many parks and green spaces provide the perfect backdrop to Kingston’s Read more about Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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