Old medieval stone undercroft

Steeped in centuries-old history, it’s no wonder that Kingston has many treasures to discover.

Did you know that during the construction of Kingston’s John Lewis department store, a medieval bridge and undercroft were discovered?

The chalk and flint barrel-vaulted cellar or undercroft was originally beneath the old Rose and Crown Inn at the north end of Old Bridge Street. This was at a time when the only other bridge crossing the Thames nearby was London Bridge until the building of Putney Bridge in 1729.

Only open to the public at certain times of the year.

Discover more of Kingston’s amazing hidden treasures and visit the Kingston Museum and History Centre

The Undercroft area is part of ambitious plans to regenerate Kingston riverside and work is underway to restore public access. See here for more details.

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