Surbiton, is a suburban area of south-west London inside the regal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It is situated next to the stream Thames, 11.0 miles south west of central London (12 miles by rail from London Waterloo). Surbiton was formerly within the shire of Surrey, but became part of larger London in 1965 following the London Government Act 1963, together with numerous localities encompassing neighboring Kingston and Richmond. Surbiton possesses a mixture of Art-Deco enclosures, more recent residential blocks and grand 19th century townhouses combining into an ocean of semi-detached 20th year's housing estates.
A 1972 episode of Monty Python's soaring Circus featured a mock documentary which inquire if the inhabitants of Hounslow, another London locality suburb, had long ago been descendants of the persons of Surbiton "who had made the large trek north.
Surbiton major assertion to well liked good reputation is as an icon of suburbia in such British TV programmed as The Good Life (starring Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington and Felicity Kendal), though location filming was done in Northwood, North-West London), and John meetings' comical performance sequence Stella road, which has on occasion commanded to the village being nicknamed "Suburbiton". Other names for the town encompass "the 'Surbs" and "the 'Tron" in reference to '80s videos the 'Burbs and Tron.
Surbiton position features in the 2009 movie type of Harry Potter and the Half-body-fluid body-fluid Prince, with actors Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore. Filming took location in November 2007. The station furthermore seems in Agatha Christie's Poirot: The excursion of theCook, a TV adaptation of the short story by Agatha Christie and the first episode of the 1989 ITV sequence. Having been set in the 1930s Art Deco time span and external shots of Hercule Poirot's fictional house Whitehaven manors being recorded on film at Florin Court, the station assists in sustaining the authenticity of the programed and was built inside a year of Florin Court.
Surbiton additionally receives an offhand mention in the seventh chapter of the James Bond innovative On Her Majesty's mystery Service (1963) by Ian Fleming, while Sable Basilisk is considering heraldry with Bond.
The guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton purchased one of his first guitars from a shop in Surbiton called chimes; whereas the shop has since closed.
In the episode of East Enders announced on the 23 November 2012, Ava Hartman, female child of Cora traverse, refers to her adversities of being a black woman growing up in Surbiton in the late 60's and 70's taken up by white parents