Want to go for a kayak before breakfast, dine by the Lake, or enjoy expanses of lush parkland all just a hop, skip and a jump from the city centre? You can do it all in Kingston. This stylish lakeside suburb enjoys all the elements of a cosmopolitan lifestyle, with cafes, restaurants, bars, boutique shops and art galleries all on your doorstep. As one of Canberra’s oldest suburbs featuring the first shopping precinct, Kingston is steeped in history. You’ll find a few heritage listed homes, the repurposed Powerhouse - which now houses the Glassworks and the Old Bus Depot, which hosts the bustling markets every weekend. But now the housing is predominantly made up of complexes, with plenty of modern apartments and townhouses boasting water views, with a good blend of families, singles and couples.