Addlestone Area Guide
Addlestone is conveniently situated between Weybridge and Chertsey in Surrey.
Addlestone began life as a quiet agricultural hamlet which served the needs of Chertsey Abbey. Until the late 17th or early 18th centuries much of the present centre of Addlestone was Addlestone Common. Coxes Lock Mill, Addlestone, was built in 1776-1777 and the joining of the Basingstoke Canal with the Wey Navigation in 1796 increased the traffic on the canals significantly. In recent years Coxes Lock Mill this has been converted into a popular gated waterside development. Their Grade II listing status means they have retained all of their original charm and the lock and towpath provide beautiful canalside walks as far as Pyrford, Weybridge and beyond.
Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities on their doorstep such as a number of popular playgrounds and large open green spaces like Victory Park and Sayes Court and Ottershaw Memorial Fields. Thorpe Park is just a 10 minute drive, Chessington World of Adventures a 25 minute drive and Legoland is about a half an hour drive.
The Town Centre has recently undergone much rejuvenation and has a good selection of restaurants, bars as well as an Everyman Cinema. You will also be spoilt for choice for many well renowned take away restaurants that offer free delivery in the local area. In addition a large Tesco and a Waitrose provide supermarket shopping.
Historically, Queen Elizabeth I is said to have enjoyed a picnic under the ancient Crouch Oak Tree in Addlestone, which is rumoured to be around 800 years old and originally marked the boundary of Windsor Great Park. Many local businesses have adopted the name ‘Crouch Oak’ in their titles due to its significance in the town.
Addlestone is within easy reach of the M25 and the A3 giving easy access to London, Portsmouth and both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airport.
The train station offers frequent services to Weybridge station (5 minutes.) From Weybridge you can pick up the efficient and regular trains to London Waterloo (33 minutes.)