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Epsom

January 28th 2015
By: Jon
Epsom

Epsom was originally a market town and still has a popular weekend market throughout the year. Situated amongst green countryside and woodlands it’s hard to believe you’re less than 14 miles from central London. 
 
Epsom Racecourse with the Grandstand and Queen’s stand is world famous, and the space is open to the public, popular with dog walkers and model aeroplane enthusiasts.  The racecourse offers spectacular views into London and across to West London including the Wembley arch and Heathrow.  It is a popular venue for concerts and race nights as well as weddings and conferences. 
 
Epsom town centre has a high street with all the regular household names, together with an indoor shopping mall - the Ashley Centre which houses more shops including House of Fraser and Marks and Spencer as well as individual boutiques.
 
Entertainment is well catered for with an Odeon cinema at one end of the high street and the Epsom Playhouse at the other.  The theatre is host to a variety of shows and entertainers from ballets and musicals to comedy and children’s shows throughout the year.
 
Restaurants range from the regular chains to family run establishments and a number of pubs.  Every taste is catered for, Thai, Indian, English, Italian and French – you really are spoilt for choice.
 
There is a wide choice of state and private schools in the area, as well as church schools in both the primary and secondary sector being in high demand. Many of the schools have been rated outstanding and good by Ofsted.  For more precise details, check the individual school’s website.  The creative arts are well catered for with the University for the Creative Arts which has a campus in Epsom, along with Laine Theatre Arts and Pull The Other which operates out of the Playhouse Theatre.
 
Rail links are good and Epsom to London Waterloo takes less than 40 minutes and to London Victoria, just over 40 minutes.  The M25 is a short distance away providing road links to the rest of the South.