Life by the River

“It’s George Clooney!” Screams Mrs Clarke, as a well toned, handsome fifty something saunters by on his paddle board as we are sitting enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon drink at The Anglers pub.. “No! It is not Mr bloody Clooney. It is just another fit older guy who is either driving a Porsche or playing around on the river with his shirt off”.
Walton on Thames sits in Elmbridge, which incorporates Cobham, Oxshott, Weybridge and the stylish town of Esher, has been regularly dubbed the Beverly Hills of Britain. The average property here is north of £2million and it is easy to see why George Clooney look-a-likes flock here. You are close to London, there is a “villagey” vibe, people are lovely, there are enough nice restaurants to eat out every night of the year and the houses are drop dead gorgeous.

So well connected

Here are some common questions we get asked about Walton on Thames by the young families flocking from West London
Well connected? Terribly, darling. There are 4 trains an hour from Walton station to London Waterloo (30 minutes). Quick access to A3 / M25.
Schooling good? Of course. You are in the UK’s answer to Beverley Hills for goodness sake! There is superb selection of both private and state schools including St Georges College, Reed’s, Sir William Perkins’s, ACS Cobham & Ashley C of E is outstanding. The excellent transport links allow children to attend schools further afield such as Hampton, Kingston Grammar or Surbiton High etc etc.
What’s the local High Street like? You’ve got Jigsaw, Gap & Next for a spot of retail therapy and there are lots of great restaurants. There are three (yep three!) Post Offices for all the returns from online shopping.
Are the people nice? If you live in Walton then you have great taste so everyone just gets on.

  • Closest village/town: Weybridge, Esher and Cobham
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: Walton High Street has everything you need day-day. Kingston has big shops and Weybridge & Cobham does posh boutiqies.
  • Supermarket: Ocado delivers and there is a local M&S or you could always just do Sainsburys
  • Pubs: The Angler (where George Clooney look-a-likes paddle board past) and The Swan are our favourites
  • Walks: We prefer a paddle board on the river but the walk along the river is great for people watching and dog playing
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