London's suburbs are nothing really interesting in comparision with Central London but I think it's worth to take a closer look at them. There are some really beautiful and pleasant suburban areas.
All following pictures are taken by me in various places around Kingston Upon Thames, New Malden and surrounding areas in this part of Greater London.
New Malden - Richmond Park
Starting point, New Malden fountain where the highstreet starts (currently it's under reconstruction)
End of New Malden's highstreet, two 16-18 storey highrises are sticking out surrounded by a sea of suburban houses. There are 3 flags fluttering in the square in front of the buildings - UK, EU and S.Korean which is seen in the picture. New Malden is known as the home of UK's largest Korean community
Base of the CI Tower (one of the two towers)
Going further towards the direction of Richmond park, very calm and green street
Leaving New Malden's towers behind...
Even more greenery around...
Some narrow empty street which later occured to be full of expensive luxury houses :|
You can't see the buildings, they're hidden behind high fences, I wasn't exactly wishing to photograph everything, security cameras were mounted on every building and watching each gate
One of the happy residents
Continuing the trip next to a highway
View from a pedestrian crossing bridge
And finally reaching the destionation point - Richmond Park. It was getting late and cold so didn't have much time to wander around. The most common residents of the park
It was dark and there were no interesting views on the way home, the last picture taken in the New Malden highstreet
Second trip: New Malden - Hampton Court Palace
Route of the trip
First shot, Burlington Avenue in New Malden
New Malden highstreet seen from the fountain (we're not gonna turn here this time)
Church close to the fountain
Typical buildings in the area (or in the whoe Southern England? :|)
Berrylands train station
Just a random building in Surbiton (or Kingston, there are no clear borders between all those "towns" )
Walking along River Thames, Kingston Bridge seen in a distance
Some random suburban houses, the only thing you could hear was bird twittering, it was very calm around
I wasn't exactly sure if I'm going on a right way, the streets were very confusing and very similar to each other
I was on a right way. Hampton Court Palace on the opposite bank of Thames. It was closed for visitors though
Bridge next to the palace
Some interesting tree
After a long walk along the riverbank reaching Kingston
Part 2 is on its way