LIVING IN EPSOM
Epsom in Surrey is a lovely traditional English market town, nestled between the hustle and bustle of London and the serene rolling hills of Surrey, making it a wonderful place to live.
Famed in days gone by for the healing properties of its water – maybe you’ve heard of Epsom Salts, which contained minerals extracted from Epsom’s spring water – but today known more for its horse racing venue – Epsom Downs Race Course, which each year gets the royal seal of approval when The Queen attends the Derby.
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Its market town heritage continues today with loads of shopping options for those looking for labels and those battling for bargains. Epsom has a large selection of high street names in its shops, restaurants, bars and the busy Ashley Centre shopping mall. The town centre also hosts a weekly fruit and veg, flower, fish and traditional market under the clock tower.
Epsom has an abundance of open spaces and parkland in and around the town centre. Horton Country Park has been treasured by locals since medieval times, and today offers 400 acres of park and nature reserve enjoyed by cyclists, walkers, kite flyers, fruit pickers and nature lovers the county over. Epsom Downs is another fabulous open space, with unspoilt heath and woodlands and panoramic views across the whole of London.
There is also lots for kids to do with Bocketts Farm Park for farm animals and play areas, Chessington World of Adventures and Hobbledown Children’s Farm. Epsom has an excellent choice of schools for all ages, with 25 primary schools, eight secondary schools and seven colleges, as well as numerous nurseries.
For golf enthusiasts there are three 18-hole golf courses in the area, for fitness enthusiasts there is the Rainbow leisure centre and a David Lloyd, and for entertainment enthusiasts there is an Odeon cinema and several theatres, a couple of art galleries and a museum.
Epsom is ideally positioned for those travelling into the City each day, being in the London commuter belt, and just 35 minutes from Waterloo direct from Epsom Railway Station. To the south, the town’s proximity to the M25 – Junctions 8 and 9 – means easy access to the rest of south-east England.
Ye Old Kings Head
Ye Olde Kings Head is one of the oldest pubs in Epsom which is a privately owned thus ensuring excellent customer service.
26 Church St, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4QB
Caballo Lounge Restaurant
Caballo Lounge is in a great little spot at the Ewell end of Epsom High Street. Our lovely full width big windows open right up, perfect for watching the world go by on the High Street, and there’s a rather special hidden large roof terrace with some beautiful murals tucked away out the back.
1 High Street, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8DAVIEW WEBSITE
Court Recreation Ground
Court Recreation Ground is situated approximately half a mile from Epsom town centre and is open all year round.
Pound Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8SBVIEW WEBSITE
Rosebery Park is a garden park with wide areas of open grass, many mature trees, beds full of interesting flowers and shrubs, and a large pond with a small wildlife pond adjacent to it.
Can be accessed from South Street, Ashley Road, Avenue Road and Ladbroke RoadVIEW WEBSITE
Mounthill Gardens is a small peaceful garden park with shady walks and seats for hot summer days.
Accessed from either South Street or RosebankVIEW WEBSITE
We have 8 screens of film magic showing stunning RealD 3D. Treat yourself with our Premier seats, cafe culture at Costa and icy indulgences at Ben & Jerry’s
14 Upper High St, Epsom KT17 4QJVIEW WEBSITE
The main Auditorium seats 450 and plays host to major leading theatrical companies, including Opera, Dance, Drama, Comedy, Light Entertainment, Variety, Popular Children’s Shows and more
Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5ALVIEW WEBSITE