Synonymous with horseracing and the mineral waters, Epsom is also a historical market town, well-equipped with serviced apartments ideally located near London.
Based a mere thirteen miles outside of London, Epsom is a town of Surrey in southeast England. The town is now part of the borough of Epsom and Ewell, and rapid growth in the last few years has meant its population is now nearly eighty thousand. The A24 passes right through the town and into the capital, and the M25 is accessible just to the southwest. Our Epsom corporate accommodation allows excellent access to the town station and central A24 junction. Many of the town centre’s main facilities, such as various restaurants and the Odeon Cinema are also easily accessible.
The history of Epsom stretches back before the eleventh century. The town once belonged to the Benedictine monastery of Chertsey Abbey. It was not until English monasteries were dissolved in the early sixteenth century that the manor of Epsom became independent. It was only a small, rural community, but it was the discovery of magnesium sulphate, ‘Epsom Salts’, which was the catalyst of Epsom’s rapid expansion. Epsom then became a popular spa town, before it hosted arguably the greatest flat race in the world, the Epsom Derby. Guests in Epsom city apartments have the easy access to this prestigious event and the many historical monuments that still stand today, telling the tale of Epsom’s past.
Despite being a commuter town for London, Epsom does, however, have its own identity. The Epsom and Ewell borough has regularly been voted as one of the top ten best places to live in the UK. It benefits with strong connections to its surrounding areas and a significant number of protected green space for the locals to enjoy. The local economy enjoys strong sectorial performances in retail, engineering, leisure and of course, horse racing. Taking place for over 350 years in Epsom, horse racing is a good employer of the local community. It also adds approximately £13 million to the Epsom economy.
The Council are aware though of the need to remain affluent and encourage further investment into the borough. Epsom is already home to several major international and national companies, but the new Borough Investment Fund (BIF) plans to grant potential investors with new incentives. The fund offers grants to owners of commercial buildings in Epsom. The council hopes to increase the number of attractive frontages within the town centre. The council’s ‘Economic Development Strategy also outlines its intentions to maintain “good links with the business community”. This means securing more “infrastructure funding in the area”. The strategy goes on to state it plans to ensure the availability of business accommodation, and SITU supports this premise. Securing stays in Epsom corporate housing is straightforward when booking through SITU.
Life in Epsom is unique. Whilst surrounded by history and architecture of past, Epsom is also a town of modern liveliness, entertainment and amusement. After a long day of business, letting your hair down in Epsom could not be easier. The town is the home to two of top amusement parks in the country, Chessington World of Adventure Resort and Hobbledown Adventure Farm Park. Epsom short term accommodation is ideal for those looking to solely visit these parks. This type of property is also popular with those visiting Epsom’s for its famed racecourse derby. The race is famous worldwide and is responsible for the inflow of a substantial number of tourists to Epsom. On the whole, Epsom has much to offer those looking for high energy activities outside the corporate lifestyle.
A business traveller may wish to avoid the bustle and commotion of these attractions, understandably. So quieter, more relaxed spots such as Surrey Hills and Nonsuch Park are good alternatives. Covering one-quarter of Surrey, it’s ‘Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is for sure one of southeast England’s most attractive locations. Ideally, Epsom aparthotels put guests in touching distance of its scenic trails and natural beauty. On the opposite side of Epsom in the northeast, and much smaller is Nonsuch Park. The park still possesses much of character of its founder Henry VIII, is one of Surrey’s national treasures. It has a beautiful three-hundred-acre garden, brimming with Georgian history and optimises Epsom heritage.
Leaving the comfort of your Epsom furnished short let may be difficult but knowing attractions such as these are on your doorstep make it easier. Plans for supporting the business population are also encouraging. This only means Epsom's serviced apartments are getting more popular as a result.
Situated less than two minutes’ walk from Epsom high street, this station is also just around the corner from our corporate accommodation.
Around four million passengers use the train station every year, using trans that serve location such as London Victoria and Waterloo, Wimbledon, Guildford and Clapham Junction. The racecourse is also served by rail.
Both Gatwick & Heathrow Airports are a half an hour’s car or taxi journey from Epsom.
Transfer from Heathrow Train Terminals 2 & 3 are required for travel to Epsom. Clapham Junction train station also has connections with Gatwick Airport.
Epsom High Street is the most prominent street for the town, providing links to and from the station and the main shopping centre.
The high street’s station is just over the road from the train station and is nearby the local council and Metro Bank buildings. Bus travel information for Epsom High Street can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk.