The town of Chertsey is located in the borough of Runnymede in Surrey. There is evidence of settlements in the area since the mid-7th century, earning Chertsey the distinction of being one of the oldest towns in England. The town has a healthy economy and is expanding, while retaining its small town charm and appeal. There are numerous places of interest in the vicinity, making it a preferred location for visitors and tourists alike. Chertsey Museum offers an interesting look into the history of the town. St Anne’s Hill, with its lookout towers, is a great place to watch aircraft landing and taking off from the nearby Heathrow Airport. Chertsey Regatta, held on the River Bourne for more than 150 years, is a major attraction in the region.
Chertsey is home to many large companies including Samsung Electronics and The Compass Group. Both these renowned businesses occupy a large amount of office space and also have their headquarters in Chertsey. Retail giant Sainsbury has a large store in the centre of town, whereas other retail stores such as Magnum Wines and Carlo Deli also do profitable business in the vicinity.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Thorpe Theme Park is the largest entertainment venue in Chertsey. In addition to enjoying different types of rides in the park, you can also visit the Lost City and Swarm Island, both of which are the latest attractions in the park. Don’t miss 6th Gear Driving Experience, a racing car tour designed to thrill. When it comes to dining, Hamilton’s is one of the top rated restaurants in the area, known for its delectable European fare. Bar 163 serves traditional British food and is a must visit for its ambience as much for the meal.
Chertsey Station is the main railhead in the area, with access to train services on the South West Main Line. The Chertsey Branch services provide connectivity to all the stations between Waterloo and Reading. Junction 11 of the M25 motorway is just outside the town, making for excellent road connectivity to London. Frequent buses provide access to several destinations within Surrey and London. Heathrow Airport can be reached in less than 20 minutes by shuttle bus.