Leatherhead is a prime commuter town in the heart of Surrey. Surrounded by stunning natural scenery, bursting with pubs and restaurants and just thirty minutes from London city centre, it is one of the most desirable towns in the area. The town centre offers a range of shops and places to eat, and features a lively social scene. There are regular markets and events, showcasing artisan crafts and local talents, whilst the stunning Surrey Hills are just a short journey away from the centre.
Leatherhead has also been subject to much investment in recent years and now features a thriving business scene, with Unilever, KBR and Logica all having major bases there. As such, Leatherhead is equally popular with those travelling out of London.
So if you enjoy excellent restaurants, superb golf courses and some of the UK’s best countryside, you are sure to enjoy the small town of Leatherhead.
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Leatherhead is a fairly diverse town, with many accommodation options both in the town centre and the surrounding countryside. Where you choose to stay will depend largely on the purpose of your trip and whether you require access to public transport, the business parks, or prefer a more remote location. However, if you are planning on an extended stay in Leatherhead, then the best option might be to consider serviced apartments.
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Leatherhead has is popular with those who enjoy the outdoors, as Leith Hill and Box hill are both nearby and offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There are also several fantastic golf courses in the area, including Pachesham and Silvermere. For those looking for something a little more active, Leatherhead Leisure Centre is a modern sports complex that hosts a range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Anyone looking to explore the history of the area may want to take a trip to nearby Polesden Lacey—an Edwardian stately home which the Queen mother chose for her honeymoon!
The town also punches above its weight with regards to shopping. The Swan Centre is right in the centre of the pedestrianised area and features fashion retailers, homeware stores and a supermarket. The rest of the high street also features several independent stores, including artisan furniture and a bookshop.
The shopping area of Leatherhead is fully pedestrianised and there are superb walking trails leading out from the centre of town, making it a wonderful place to explore on foot. Leatherhead is also just a short drive from the M25, making it easy to access by road.
Alternatively, Leatherhead’s bus services offer routes to the surrounding residential areas, leisure centre and around the town centre, as well as towards the towns of Guildford and Epsom.
The Railway station features direct services to both London Waterloo and London Victoria, featuring up to eight trains per hour during busy periods and a journey time of as little as 30 minutes. There are also services to Dorking, Guildford and Horsham.
Alternatively, due to its location on a major A road and being so close to the M25, the numerous private hire and taxi firms offer a convenient way to reach the surrounding areas and countryside.