Area Specialist: Claudia Fick
Claudia lives and works in Walton on Thames and has real, first hand experience and knowledge of the local area and facilities.
Where Is It?
Central Walton on Thames is located just south of the River Thames and provides easy access to the shops with Walton Bridge giving access to Shepperton and Sunbury on Thames with links to the M3/M25. It is also close to Ashley Park, the River Roads, and Cottimore areas and within 10-15 minute walk to the halfway which gives access to local shops and Walton mainline station.
What Does It Feel Like?
The centre of Walton-on-Thames is the hub of a thriving community, offering a wide range of amenities for residents and visitors alike, whilst at the same time keeping elements of its historical charm. The main feature of the town centre is the vibrant award-winning development of The Heart complex offering an abundance of shops ranging from national brands to local stores, a state of the art library, gym and in the region of 300 modern and spacious apartments.
There are also a number of excellent restaurants and eateries catering for a range of tastes including Carluccio’s, Giraffe, Nandos, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pizza Express and Wagamammas. The town centre is also host to some independent eateries such as Simply Masala and Zio’s, with its mouth-watering authentic Italian cuisine and the entertaining Cappadocia Turkish Restaurant, Prima Fila with its Italian flare and the Asian fusion of the Khao Sarn.
Walton on Thames is host to a wealth of shops, bars, restaurants, Everyman Cinema and leisure facilities making it a lively and vibrant place to live and work. Sports fans can enjoy Walton and Hersham FC playing at the Sports Ground, adjacent to the Stompond Lane Tennis and Athletics Club.
There is a variety of superb housing in the area with some first-rate examples to be found in many of the roads neighbouring the town centre, together with green spaces and parks providing areas for relaxation and children to play.
The properties in and around the town Centre are a mix of larger 1930 properties, period character Victorian houses and cottages with the Heart providing modern apartment living. The area between Hersham Road and Sidney Road has a variety of larger period properties while the area close to Bridge Street has a range of smaller Victorian properties and more recently new build houses. There are also a number of apartments in the area as well as the occasional bungalows.
There is a local bus service which takes you to neighbouring towns such as Weybridge, Esher, East & West Molesey, Hampton Court, Kingston upon Thames, Shepperton and Staines. Walton on Thames mainline station provides a fast link to Waterloo and is approximately a 30 minute car journey to London Heathrow. The M3 and M25 Motorways are easy accessible.
Central Walton is well served by highly regarded schools including Ashley Church of England Primary School, Cleves Primary School together with some fine churches, such as the historical St Mary’s and the more contemporary St Erconwald’s (Cardinal Newman RC).
Other great schools in the area are Bell Farm Primary School, Grovelands, Walton Oak, Rydens Enterprise School, Thamesmead.
There are a selection of private Schools such as Westward, Danesfield, St George’s Junior School, St George’s College, Halliford Boys