Everyone knows that Kingston upon Thames has been home to a bustling market for centuries, dating back over 800 years. But perhaps you didn’t know that nestling between the florist and the fishmonger, the baker and the butcher, there’s an altogether stranger world, where nothing is quite as it seems. Where mythical creatures and even the odd monster come from far and wide to trade their wondrous wares. Usually beyond the sight of us mere mortals, you can now see this enchanted bazaar using the techno-sorcery of augmented reality and the creative imaginations of the children of this borough.
After a brief hibernation over winter, our wondrous magical market traders have returned and Kingston First are delighted to welcome you to the Magical Market of Kingston Town. Discover the 12 mythical, magical market sellers designed by children living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. As you wander through the streets of our town look out for the large stickers which will transport you into a hidden magical world.
Beginning at the 'Out of Order' installation of red phone boxes, this app-based trail is your portal to discover a hidden world.
We would love to see pictures of you enjoying the trail and using our app to bring the creatures to life, so please share these with us by emailing email@example.com or using the hashtag #KingstonMagicalMarket and tagging @InKingstonUK on social media.
Find out more about Kingston Magical Market and where you can find all the creatures here. Please let us know if you can't find one of the floor stickers on the trail!