Walton-on-Thames exudes a welcoming feel, yet this picturesque pocket of Surrey is close to the M3, M25 and just a 25-minute train ride* from London’s beating heart. Commuters are transported directly to Waterloo from Walton-on-Thames station, which is located 0.2 miles from Walton Court Gardens, with four capital-bound trains leaving every hour via the South Western Railway.
This pretty pocket of South East England is where you’ll find some of the UK’s top rated schools, adding to its appeal for young families. Lush parks and the charming riverside setting make for perfect picnic days out, while a plethora of high-end sports facilities provide plenty of opportunity for active fun.
Nearby are Weybridge, Esher and Cobham – all highly desirable hotspots in the affluent borough of Elmbridge. And although Walton Court Gardens offers the very best of suburban living, it’s also a commuter’s dream: the capital is less than half an hour away by rail.
Residents of Walton Court Gardens don’t have to venture far for global eats. Walton’s best-loved Italian restaurant, Prima Fila, serves up delicious dishes such as seafood risotto and grilled fillet steak among intimate, candlelit surroundings. Another popular spot is The Everyman, a boutique cinema showcasing the best arthouse releases and one-of-a-kind theatre productions.
At The Heart, Carluccio’s and Wagamama are very reliable classics. But for a real taste of Walton-on-Thames living, head to the riverside pubs such as The Anglers or The Swan for scenic al fresco pints and sumptuous Sunday roasts.
Meanwhile in Esher, GIRO offers cyclists and pedestrians alike a space to meet, recharge and unwind with a cup of coffee complimented with menus that feature locally-sourced ingredients. As a culinary destination, Esher offers its High Street lined with top-class eateries including the cantina-style Red Peppers and The Giggling Squid,