Wimbledon (Kingston upon Thames)
What to see
Until Wimbledon move back to Plough Lane you’ll find accounts of Kingston tourist attractions and additional information (shopping, eating out etc) at In Kingston and Kingston Online.
Specific links include:
● Coronation Stone
● Kingston Museum
● Out of Order
● Riverside Walk
● Shrubsole Memorial
● Study of Hundertwasser, Canbury Passage
Towns of Two Halves extracts:
● “The young King Eadwig had the reputation of being something of a lad. At one point in the coronation feast it was noticed that Eadwig was missing; St Dunstan and the Bishop of Lichfield found him in what the tabloids would call a three-in-a-bed romp with a young woman and her mother.”
● “The English don’t pay much attention to pre-Norman Conquest kings. It’s like regarding William I and his successors as the main characters in The Lord of the Rings and then trying to memorise the names of a bunch of hobbits.”
● “Many towns have a statue of Queen Victoria looking as though some syrup of figs might help; Kingston has a gloriously gilded statue of Queen Anne.”
These are taken from the Wimbledon chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email email@example.com.