Guide to Walton-on-Thames
Walton-on-Thames is located in the north-west of Surrey on the banks of the River Thames. The name ‘Walton’ is Anglo Saxon in origin and is believed to mean ‘farm of the Britons’ or ‘Saxon settlement’.
Today, Walton-on-Thames town centre boasts a wide range of entertainment and retail outlets. The new shopping complex, ‘The Heart’, has a wide range of retail shops and restaurants, and a residential development. Just a short walk from the town centre is Walton’s Everyman Cinema or alternatively there is the River House Barn, the local arts centre which hosts plays and music events. There are also numerous pubs and bars in Walton that add to the town’s vibrant atmosphere.
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There is also a quiet and tranquil side to Walton – a walk along the riverside by Cowey Sale and the Marina offering boat sales and river trips.
The popular Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex has an extensive range of sports facilities including swimming pools, climbing wall, aerobic studios, health and fitness suites, squash and badminton courts, and a children’s multi-story indoor play area.
Walton-on-Thames is home to the world’s longest established Aston Martin business, Hersham and Walton Motors (HWM). Its own racing car was constructed in the early 1950s. Stirling Moss competed in his first Formula One Grand Prix in an HWM. HWM was the world’s first Aston Martin dealership that diversified into Alfa Romeo in 2009.
Walton-on-Thames train station is served by South West Trains services, providing a connection to London Waterloo in around 25 minutes. Regular bus services operate to the nearby towns of Weybridge, Shepperton, Hersham, Molesey and Kingston-upon-Thames. A pleasure boat service runs regularly on a stretch of the river that includes a loop around Desborough Island.
There is also excellent education provision in the Walton-on-Thames area with over 20 nursery, primary, junior and secondary schools to choose from.
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