Surrey has long been a favourite for those who enjoy London’s bright lights but crave more space and greenery. Albany Place offers all this with the added benefit of a close-knit community.
Leatherhead’s reputation as an important transport hub dates back to Roman times when it sat on the main road from London to Chichester. It was also featured in the Domesday Book and is said to be the one of the Surrey villages that inspired Highbury in Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’.
With desirable streets and idyllic parks, Leatherhead remains a beautiful pocket of suburban South England that’s easily accessible from the capital.
While Leatherhead is a well-known commuter town, it is also home to a vibrant arts festival, an award winning theatre and timber-framed museums making up a rich and interesting local scene.
Life’s full of simple pleasures in KT22 – whether that’s browsing the shop-lined pedestrian High Street, relaxing with the papers in one of the many quirky cafés or going for a morning swim at the recently refurbished leisure centre.
Leatherhead has a strong reputation for performance arts too, with the Leatherhead Drama Festival spearheaded by Sir Michael Caine and popular open-air concerts hosted in the picturesque gardens of Polesden Lacey.
A £172m ‘Transform Leatherhead’ council initiative beginning in 2018 promises further investment in the area creating new dining, shopping and socialising hubs making Leatherhead into a modern market town.
Restaurants and gastropubs are in abundance, with some enjoying national fame, such as the 600-year old Running Horse with its pewter tankards and oak beams. Another favourite is The Plough, a Grade II building in mock Tudor style, serving Thai specialties and only a 5 minute walk from Albany Place.
Perfectly positioned near the banks of the River Mole and minutes from the Surrey Hills, Albany Place offers an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The Surrey Hills (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is made up of rolling hills, wooded paths, riverside walks and stunning hilltop views. It’s a particular haven for cyclists with the ascending trails of Box Hill and Leith Hill challenging riders all year round.
Leatherhead train station is only a 12 minute walk from Albany Place and provides direct links to Victoria, London Bridge and Waterloo in under an hour, meaning commuting is a breeze and all of the exciting culture,dining and entertainment that the city has to offer is never far away.
Close to excellent transport links, Leatherhead’s historic town centre, rolling hills and with central London under an hour away, Albany Place offers an enviable location.
Whether it’s cycling into the Surrey Hills, walking to the local coffee shops and bars or hopping on the train to zip into London. Leatherhead offers a multitude of options for commuting and pleasure.