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This spring, we're shining a spotlight on Kingston's fantastic evening offer, highlighting our town's selection of restaurants, watering holes and entertainment venues.

We've pulled together a handy guide to help you make the most of your night, from dinner and dancing to the last train home; it's your ultimate guide to Kingston After Dark.

The special offers and events running for Kingston After Dark have now ended. For more events in Kingston head to our What's On page, and for where to eat visit our Eating and Drinking Directory


When you’re done with dinner, Kingston is packed with activities to suit everyone, from world-class theatre and regular live music to a state of the art cinema showing all the latest releases.

Banquet Records

Eden Street

Banquet Records is an independent record shop and concert and clubs promoter putting on 200 events a year in and around Kingston, from in-store gigs to international touring bands. They’ve been running popular indie night New Slang for over ten years, currently taking place every  Thursday night at Pryzm.

Rose Theatre

High Street

The Rose has been bringing world-class theatre to South West London for over ten years. They create vibrant, engaging and inspiring productions, as well as hosting the work of renowned theatre companies.

All Saints Church

Market Place

As well as being the historic parish church of Kingston, All Saints also hosts events including Banquet Records concerts from artists as diverse as Suede, Jessie Ware and Kodaline.

The Rotunda

Clarence Street

Whether you’re looking to relax at the cinema, be competitive during a bowling match or simply enjoy delicious food with family and friends, The Rotunda has everything you need under one roof. Keep an eye on The Rotunda’s website and social media for regular updates on upcoming events & offers, or hear everything first-hand by signing up for their newsletter.


The Rotunda

Catch the latest blockbusters in 2D and 3D at the 15-screen IMAX Odeon Kingston.

Tenpin Bowling

The Rotunda

With 16 bowling lanes with a fully licensed bar, American pool, amusement area and restaurant, Tenpin is a perfect night out for anyone.

Dancing shoes at the ready: here’s where to party after dark in Kingston. With some long-established clubs that draw the crowds every day of the week, your night is safe hands here.


Union Street

Brick-lined late bar playing alternative music and open late seven days a week. Regular nights include punk and emo night New Noise on alternate Wednesdays, and pop, rock and hip hop at Flux on alternate Saturdays.


Clarence Street

The largest nightclub in Kingston, with three club areas playing a variety of music, from house and r’n’b to classics, multiple themed bars and VIP areas. Hosts regular nights like Moda Saturdays and FOMO Fridays with three rooms of varied music, plus popular student nights.

The Fighting Cocks Bar & Venue

Old London Road

Regular live music events, awardwinning comedy, luxurious cocktails and jukebox.

Viper Rooms

Riverside Walk

Modern nightclub with three rooms, booth seating, VIP tables and a terrace with a view of the River Thames. Regular nights including Viper Saturdays, 50% off drinks on Fridays and student anthems on Wednesdays.

Whether you’re travelling by foot, car, bike, bus or train, Kingston is one of the most well-connected towns in Greater London. Conveniently located in Zone 6, you can use an Oyster, contactless payment card or a Zone 1-6 travel card to get here. Here’s some useful info to help make the most of  your night. 

Last trains

To                              Mon-Fri        Sat            Sun
Waterloo                   23.49           23.48        23.34
Shepperton              00.25           00.25        23.16
Strawberry Hill          01.17            01.17           01.17
Loop to Waterloo,    23.29          23.29         22.49
via Twickenham
& Richmond


More than 40 bus routes serve Kingston Town Centre, including eight night buses running through the night:

57 to Clapham Park, via Tooting and Streatham
85 to Putney, via Roehampton
111 to Heathrow, via Hampton and Hanworth
213 to Sutton, via New Malden and Worcester Park
281 to Tolworth via Surbiton to Hounslow via Teddington and Twickenham
285 to Heathrow via Teddington and Feltham
N65 to Ealing Broadway via Richmond and Kew to Chessington via Surbiton
N87 to Aldwych via Wimbledon, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall


Most car parks in the town offer easy and convenient flat parking charges for the evening, here’s a rundown of some of the special rates.

Seven Kings

Free from 6pm until close

Bentall Centre A&B

Evening Rate: £1.40 from 6pm until close

NCP Fairfield, Lady Booth Road and NCP St James Road

Evening Rate: £4.00 from 6pm until 8am the next morning.

Valid 7 days a week when entering the car park between 6.00pm and 11:59pm and exiting before 8.00am the following morning.

Ashdown Road, Canbury Place, Cattle Market*, Neville House, Rose* and Thameside

Evening Rate: £4.00 from 7pm until 7am the next morning (*7pm - midnight in Rose and Cattle Market Basement car parks)

Don’t get locked in!

Whilst most car parks in Kingston are open 24hrs, some close overnight:

Bentall Centre A closes at 9pm (10.30pm on Thursdays)
Bentall Centre B closes at 1am
Bittoms Multistorey closes at 7pm
Cattle Market Basement closes at midnight
Cattle Market Surface Car Park closes at 11pm on Sundays
Rose Car Park closes at midnight
Seven Kings closes at 11pm
QPark in Eden Walk closes 7.30pm Mon-weds, 9.30pm Thu-Fri, 8.30pm Sat and 6.30pm Sun

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