16 Facts About Surbiton


Surbiton is a suburban neighbourhood in South West London, within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames .

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Surbiton was in the historic county of Surrey and since 1965 it has been in Greater London.

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Surbiton was once home to Surbiton Studios which were owned by Stoll Pictures, before the company shifted its main production to Cricklewood Studios.

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Surbiton falls within the UK parliamentary constituency of Kingston and Surbiton, which is represented in the House of Commons by Sir Ed Davey, a Liberal Democrat who served as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change during the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition.

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Surbiton is represented in the London Assembly by Conservative Tony Arbour, as part of Greater London's South West constituency.

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Surbiton is close to two of London's largest airports: Heathrow and Gatwick.

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Surbiton lacks major motorways, although the A3 road cuts through Berrylands ward at Tolworth Underpass.

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In recent years, Surbiton has become more diverse in terms of religion, the Surbiton area having a Sikh Gurdwara and an Orthodox Jewish synagogue.

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The Surbiton Trophy was part of the ATP Challenger Series and in 2009 the event was moved to Nottingham as part of a reorganisation by the LTA.

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Surbiton F C was a short-lived football club that was among the founders of The Football Association in 1863.

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Surbiton is the home to Surbiton Croquet Club, which is amongst the strongest croquet clubs in the country and, with seven lawns, one of the largest.

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Surbiton was the setting of Keble Howard's novel The Smiths of Surbiton, published in 1906.

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Surbiton is popularly remembered as an icon of suburbia in such British television programmes as The Good Life, though location filming was done in Northwood, North-West London, and John Sessions and Phil Cornwell's comedy series Stella Street.

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Terrain of Surbiton is relatively flat, except for a small hill near its centre.

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Surbiton is a post town in the KT postcode area, consisting of the KT5 and KT6 postcode districts.

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Clock tower at Surbiton was built to celebrate the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII.

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