Set within the beautiful rolling hills of Surrey, Epsom has quickly become one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. With its history of salt spas, the famous racecourse and prominent university, Epsom truly is a hidden treasure. (Not to mention the fact it is home to a delicious Jimmy’s restaurant!) So, time to explore!
1. The Epsom Downs racecourse
We couldn’t explore Epsom without first mentioning the heart and soul of the town: the Epsom Downs racecourse, home to The Derby. The Derby began in 1780 and ever since has formed an excuse to dress up, don your best hat and keep a look out for the Queen who attends every year! And of course, we wouldn’t send you on a big (and probably boozy!) day out without lining that stomach! Enter Jimmy’s: the perfect pre-meal to a day at the races!
2. Horton Country park
Fan of the great outdoors? Then Horton Country Park is the perfect place for you! Whether you’re exploring the woodlands, hunting the wildlife, keen for a bike ride of even a round of golf, Horton Country Park has it all! It even has a children’s farm equipped with an indoor and outdoor play area so the whole family is catered for.
3. Hampton Court Palace
Originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey; Hampton Court Palace is an extremely grand building (for extremely grand visitors!) With a maze to have fun in, a historical tennis court to admire and what is claimed to be the largest grape vine in the world, Hampton Court palace is a fun-filled family day out!
4. Shopping in The Ashley Centre
From independent retailers to the high street, The Ashley Centre houses all your shopping needs (perfect for this festive time of year!) And what makes it even better? The Jimmy’s World Grill & Bar is just around the corner. Perfect to rest those weary feet after a busy day of shopping (or if you’re feeling the stress, a cheeky cocktail to calm the nerves!)
So there you have it...
Just a stones throw away from the capital and full of fun for all the family! So go on, give it a try. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Epsom is brimming with activities and sights to see. And here’s an idea: whilst you’re here pop down to Jimmy’s and fill your stomach!