A commuter suburb of London in The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South West London, Surbiton is famous for being the setting of the British television comedy series "The Good Life".
Trains are frequent between Waterloo Station and Surbiton, fast trains taking 17-20 minutes. Commute time to The City (via the Waterloo and City line) is 40-50 minutes at peak times. Add 5 minutes for Canary Wharf (via the Jubilee line). Many residents are London and City commuters.
Nearby attractions include Hampton Court Palace.
Cosworth Engines - supplier of F1 engines to teams like Jaguar was founded here.