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Guide to Chessington

Chessington is situated in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames within Greater London. It appears in the Domesday Book as Cisedune and Cisendone, which is derived from the Anglo-Saxon meaning “hill belonging to Cissa”.

Local country house Chessington Hall was once home to Samuel Crisp, a close friend and major influence on the work of novelist Fanny Burney. Today, the town is best known as the home of theme park resort Chessington World of Adventures, which attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year and also incorporates Chessington Zoo and a hotel.

Chessington has a wide range of semi-detached family homes, as well as many purpose-built flats to rent or buy.


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As well as the hugely popular Chessington World of Adventures, the area is home to a number of other fantastic family attractions, including Hobbledown – a farm with costumed characters, play parks and a picnic area.

Restaurants in Chessington include The Shy Horse, a relaxed village inn specialising in real ales and classic pub food, and Saffron Summer, which serves traditional Indian dishes at reasonable prices.

Highly rated schools in the area include The Arnould School of Dance and Drama, Castle Hill Primary School and St Paul’s Church of England Primary School.

Those who work in London can enjoy an easy commute to the capital thanks to the direct train service, which takes just 33 minutes to get from Chessington to London Waterloo.


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