Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. It has a thriving, multicultural community which comprises of more than 21,300 students including pupils from 143 countries worldwide. This, together with its four campuses, make it the largest provider of higher education in this part of the capital. Situated in this historic riverside town between the borders of London and Surrey, it is surrounded by shops, bars, pubs, and restaurants. Kingston upon Thames also has easy access to the countryside and the city. Just half an hour on the train will see you arrive in central London, where famous museums, galleries and iconic West End theatre shows await you. If you want to stay more local during your stay, you may want to take in a show at the Rose Theatre Kingston. An 899 theatre that hosts a wide range of popular and well-known productions. Hampton Court Palace is also nearby where you can explore the historic grounds and buildings.