Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a borough in southwest London. The main town is Kingston upon Thames and it includes Surbiton, Chessington, Malden Rushett, New Malden and Tolworth. It is the oldest of the four royal boroughs in England. The others are Kensington and Chelsea and Greenwich also in London, and Windsor and Maidenhead. The local authority is Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council.

Royal Borough of
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionLondon
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Historic countySurrey
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQKingston upon Thames
Government
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodyKingston upon Thames London Borough Council
  LeadershipLiberal Democrat (Liberal Democrat)
  MayorSushila Abraham
  London AssemblyTony Arbour (Conservative) AM for South West
  MPsSir Ed Davey (Liberal Democrat)
Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat)
Area
  Total14.38 sq mi (37.25 km2)
Area rank288th (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total177,507
  Rank110th (of 309)
  Density12,000/sq mi (4,800/km2)
  Ethnicity[1]
63.1% White British
1.7% White Irish
0.1% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
9.6% Other White
0.8% White & Black Caribbean
0.4% White & Black African
1.6% White & Asian
1.1% Other Mixed
4% Indian
1.9% Pakistani
0.6% Bangladeshi
1.8% Chinese
8.1% Other Asian
1.6% Black African
0.6% Black Caribbean
0.2% Other Black
1.5% Arab
1.2% Other
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcodes
KT, SW, TW
Area code(s)020
ONS code00AX
GSS codeE09000021
PoliceMetropolitan Police
Websitehttp://www.kingston.gov.uk/