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London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

Kingston makes top 10 for every life stage in new “best places to live” research

The Royal Borough of Kingston has been ranked in the top 10 for every stage of life, according to new research into the best places to live in London published by Experian PropertyCheck.

Experian PropertyCheck analysed the pros and cons of London boroughs, whether residents are single, the parents of young children, a family with teenagers or a couple whose children have left home and Kingston was the only London borough, aside from neighbouring Richmond upon Thames, to be listed in the top 10 for all four categories1.

The data was based on more than 40 factors, from how well children do in local schools, to shops and nightlife, crime rates, air quality and career opportunities.

The riverside borough was ranked second for families with older children, fourth for empty-nesters, fifth for families with young children and 10th for pre-children couples and singles.

“We are delighted that Kingston has ranked so highly in all four categories of this research,” says Ros Morgan Chief Executive of Kingstonfirst. “The borough provides a stunning riverside location and has a rich and varied offering for residents and visitors at every stage of their lives. Attractions include: excellent shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment, a thriving arts scene and a charming history and heritage, making it ideal for young singles as well as pre and post children couples and, particularly, families.”

The historic town of Kingston is situated on the picturesque River Thames just 12 miles from central London and a 25-minute train ride from Waterloo. Kingston comprises a colourful blend of unique independent shops, street markets and a wide selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. It also offers a rich history, thriving arts scene, great nightlife and stunning riverside location. www.kingstonfirst.co.uk

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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