The little town of Chertsey lays in the Runnymede borough of Surrey and benefits from sitting on the River Thames (with its 18th century bridge) and the River Bourne . Its transport links are fantastic with the M25 orbital (junction 11) sitting on it's doorstep, as well as having the A320 connecting the town to Woking and Staines Upon Thames. The town is only 18 miles south west of central London so commuting to the capital is not a problem. The town also has railway link which connects the London Waterloo to Reading Line, to the South west Main Line in Weybridge. The main operator for these lines is South West trains and access to London takes roughly up to an hour depending on routes.
Chertsey is one of the oldest towns in the UK which grew around the 666 AD Chertsey Abbey. The town has a population of around 15,000 but with its great transport links and attractions , businesses thrive from the continuous flow of visitors. With some top companies having headquarters in the town such as Samsung and the Compass group it not only serves as a commuter town but a business link. The town is not short of attractions by far and boasts a number of big family days out.
Thorpe Park is notably the biggest attraction of the town. The theme park is only 20 miles from central London and easily accessible from the M25 so commuting from anywhere in the country will not prove a problem. The park has some top attractions for all the family. From adrenaline roller coasters like Colossus, The Swarm (UK's first winged roller-coaster) and Nemesis Inferno to family rides such as Tidal Wave, Loggers Leap and the Rumba Rapids there is plenty to entertain. The resort also offers a place to stay if you are taking a short break , which has great rooms and amenities, evening entertainment and even perks such as a second day free! To get the best idea of the theme park check out the Thorpe park site.
If you are into a bit history then check out the Chertsey museum. The museum opened in 1965 and later relocated from the town hall to The Cedars when it went into partnership. It offers an insight in to the history of the Runnymede area as well as local archaeology and history of Chertsey Abbey. You will discover many items of interest from social history including photographs, documents and even artworks too. There is even the Olive Matthews collection of dress and textiles to impress. So grab your camera pen and paper and delve into some history.
You can not beat a bit of community spirit and that is where the annual Chertsey show comes into play. Mainly an agricultural focus, the show has grown over the years and has provided farmers and landowners to show of live stock and educate people about agricultural ways. It has plenty to offer with dog shows, craft and food marquees, horse shows and has been known to show jousting too! So if you love animals or even flowers and vegetables this is a great yearly event to visit!