Although Esher is a historic town, it grew as a stagecoach stop on the London–Portsmouth road on what was later to become the A3. Fortunately, the A3 bypass was opened in 1927 allowing Esher to go back to sleep!
Today, most of the town centre is within a conservation area and this includes the picturesque Esher Green area and the historic 16th Century St George’s church. Cafes and restaurants dominate the centre of Esher and on the edge of the town you will find a large supermarket. Unusually for such a small town, there is a local cinema.
Sandown Park racecourse was opened in 1883 and attendance became a society event even after the death of Queen Victoria. Today it is famous for the Group One Eclipse Stakes and the National Hunt Gold Cup. This makes the town a popular tourist attraction on race days and also for other events held on the course and in the grandstand complex throughout the year.
Claremont Gardens is also popular tourist attraction. In 1726 it was described as ‘the noblest of any in Europe’ and the garden today is of national importance.
Famous local residents have included the musicians George Harrison of the Beatles who lived locally in the 1960s and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.
You can find out a lot about the history of Esher at the Esher District Local History Society.
Esher Station – Train Times
Esher provides a high level of public and private education, with two state primary schools, Esher High secondary school and four private schools, (three primary and one also providing secondary education).
A list of local playgroups, state and independent schools can be found here.
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