Sunday 19 October 2014 3.53pm
Kingston: nice river front (but not a patch on Richmond) - handy for Hampton Court - all the usual shops - rather like Croydon.
Guildford: not in Greater London - it's in Surrey, and proud of it.
A castle and historic buildings (but not the cathedral - that's modelled on Bankside power station) - town centre pedestrianised - nice riverside walks along the Wey - Lewis Carroll connections.
Very wealthy town, and it shows - posh shops - plenty of restaurants (I don't know if they're good, they're outside my price range).
And 35 minutes by train from Waterloo.