THE KINGSTON 1 OPENS

Introducing a new hotel, neighbourhood restaurant and bar located off the beaten track, ideal for ‘staycationers’, foodies and business travellers



New hotel, neighbourhood restaurant and bar The Kingston 1 is now open, following a soft launch phase that started on 17th May 2021. Located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames at 88 London Road, only a 5-minute walking distance from the riverside and between Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park, the property features 22 guest rooms boosted by a premium service including a concierge to meet guests’ specific demands. Overseeing the culinary direction of the hotel, Head Chef Marco Palazzo has been appointed to launch modern European restaurant & bar: ‘Solo at The Kingston 1’.


All guest rooms at The Kingston 1 feature an elegant and minimalistic design adorned with contemporary furniture, whether they are Standard Double and Standard King category, or the vast Executive Double and Executive King. Two suites – the Surrey Suite and the Kingston Suite – are available to guests who prefer an even more spacious ‘home away from home’ experience, as they both feature their own living room equipped with a private bar area offering a selection of premium wines, spirits and Champagnes. The Kingston 1 is also proud to offer sustainable amenities from The White Company in all rooms, including hand and body lotions, hand cleanser, and conditioning shampoo and shower gel from the brand’s Noir Collection.


Modern European restaurant, Solo at The Kingston 1, is situated on the ground floor of the hotel, welcoming guests in a casual yet elegant setting, with sleek tables and industrial-style lights. Led by Head Chef Marco Palazzo, formerly Head Chef at Jamie’s Italian and Seabird at The Hoxton hotel, the restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner, serving a relaxed all-day dining. From Thursday to Saturday, the spotlight is on the Chef’s Menu – a more elevated offering showcasing the modern Italian techniques that influence Chef Marco’s cuisine, while celebrating the best British produce. Highlight creations are the Seared Octopus Tentacle on Shoestring Potatoes with Trout Caviar; Seafood Scotch Egg with Salsa Verde and Nasturtium; Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni with Purple Basil Pesto; and Fillet Steak with Burnt Onion Puree and Beef & Red Wine Sauce. From the dessert menu, the Orange Polenta Cake with Honey Cream and Amaretti Biscuit makes for the most deliciously indulgent ending and is set to become a favourite among diners. The restaurant is open from 7.30am to 9pm; al fresco dining is available at Outside Solo, the restaurant’s outdoor area. Before or after dinner, Solo Bar – also located on the ground floor – offers expertly mixed cocktails, from classics such as Old Fashioned to signatures including the Solo Martini, every day until 11pm.


Hotel and restaurant reservations can be made by calling 020 8099 5551 or emailing booking@kingstonone.com. Hotel rates start from £120 in Standard Double room, double occ., breakfast included. The Kingston 1 is equally located between Kingston railway station and Norbiton train station, less than 30 minutes from central London.



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Alessandro Ferrara

The Public Platform

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