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The town of Esher is rich in culture and has featured in one of the Sherlock Holmes books by Mr Doyle titled The Adventures of Wisteria Lodge as a crime scene.

Esher lies in the Elmsbridge Borough and the council offices are in town. Nearby villages include Claygate, Oxshott and Cobham, which is the home of Chelsea Football Club's training ground.

Esher developed as a coaching town on the London to Portsmouth route and became a wealthy area in the 16th century when Henry VIII commandeered the district as a hunting ground. There are many historic buildings still in evidence, including Tudor cottages and the Grade I listed, St. George’s Church which overlooks the village green.

One of the great attractions of Esher is Sandown Park Racecourse - located a few minutes from the pub - where racing, music concerts and various other events take place all year round. Visitors to this “pretty Surrey village” can also enjoy some entertaining shows at The Everyman Cinema which is also pretty easy to get to from The Albert Arms. There is a nine-hole golf course at Moore Place which is open all year round. There are several other renowned golf courses nearby including St George’s Hill and The Wisley.

See our list of the top 7 things to do in Esher.

We are one of the closest hotels to Sandown Park Racecourse. Find out more: Hotel rooms near Sandown Park Racecourse.

Transport Links

Esher station tucks in between two golf courses and the Sandown Park Racecourse, about a mile north of Esher town centre and just south of Weston Green village. Current daily services that pass by at the station travel between London Waterloo and Woking in Surrey. Extra trains, though, are put on for race days at Sandown Park, and there is a special entrance to the racecourse directly from the station platform.

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