How is life in Epsom? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Derby Stakes, also known as the Derby or the Epsom Derby, is a Group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old colts and fillies. It is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey on the first Saturday of June each year, over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards, or about 1½ miles. It was first run in 1780. “

What to do in Epsom

There are always activities happening in lively Epsom. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Epsom page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Epsom snapshot.

What type of amenities may you need in Epsom?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Epsom name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in and around the area of Epsom

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Epsom can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Epsom Delivery Office 18 East Street, Epsom 2.8 45
Epsom Post Office 59 High Street, Epsom 2.4 68
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Epsom 0 0

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Epsom

Epsom has 9 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Whipps Cross University Hospital Whipps Cross Road, London 2.8 905
Connaught Day Hospital Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, London 3 2
Life Line Screening Shern Hall Methodist Church, Shernhall Street, London N/A N/A
The Grove Medical Centre 103-105 Grove Road, London 1.7 112
Hospital-Zaba Whipps Cross Hospital Main Entrance (Stop K, London N/A N/A
Maternity Unit Whipps Cross Road, London 3.1 135
WXH A&E Whipps Cross Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, London N/A N/A
19 Woodbury Unit NELFT James Lane, London N/A N/A
Pine Lodge James Lane, London N/A N/A

In Epsom, what tube and train stations are nearby?

We assembled the train and tube stations of Epsom in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Leyton Midland Road Greater, Midland Road, London 3.5 43

Schools in and around the area of Epsom

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Epsom vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Leyton Sixth Form College Essex Road, London 3.5 89
Cornerstone Under 5s 149 Canterbury Road, London 4.3 8
Belmont Park School 101 Leyton Green Road, London 5 1
Mulberry Day Nursery 70 Canterbury Road, London 3.7 6
Noor Ul Islam Pre School 715 High Road Leyton, London 5 1
The Learning Hub Leyton – Tuition Centre 716 High Road, London 4.6 19
New dimensions Training Centre 23A, 23B, 806 High Road Leyton, London N/A N/A
Paul Ibberson (DIP.TCL LTCL ALCM) 5 Merton Road, London 4 1
W.F.I.A 114 Grove Road, London N/A N/A
E17 Guitar Club 458 Hoe Street, London 4 1
Docklands Day Nursery 26 Fairlop Road, London 4.6 28
George Mitchell Primary School Byron Road, London 4.8 4
Kumon Maths & English Leyton Sports Ground, 485 High Road, London 4.8 10
George Mitchell School Farmer Road, Leyton 4.1 9
Norlington School and 6th Form Norlington Road, London 3 18
Shernhall Pre-school 136 Shernhall Street, London 4 2
Barclay Primary School 155 Canterbury Road, London 3.8 31
Leytonstone School 159 Colworth Road, London 3.8 86
George Mitchell Nursery 190 Vicarage Road, London N/A N/A
Excel Kids Day Nursery 62 Hainault Road, London 3.4 5

Things that make us love Epsom

What makes the heart of Epsom? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Epsom to help you decide to move in there.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Epsom, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Gyms in Epsom

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Epsom might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Parks and green spaces in Epsom

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Epsom offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Epsom, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

The types of restaurants

Epsom is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn Epsom Central hotel 2-4 Saint Margaret Drive Odd, Dorking Road, Epsom 4.3 497
The Rising Sun 14 Heathcote Road, Epsom 4.3 389
Maxy Express 14 Upper High Street, Epsom 4.3 177
Bamboo Basket Kiosk B Ashley Avenue, Town Centre, Epsom 4.3 221
Sam’s Epsom 78 East Street, Epsom 4.3 108
Haweli of Epsom 7 Pound Lane, Epsom 4.3 67
Miniature Restaurant 11-13 Upper High Street, Epsom 4.3 152
Caballo Lounge 11 High Street, Epsom 4.3 1232
SENZO 2B Station Approach, Station Road, Epsom 4.3 237
Rose Indian Takeaway, Epsom 4 Pound Lane, Epsom 4.3 51
El Patio Tapas Bar & Restaurant Ebbisham Centre, 5 Derby Square, Epsom 4.3 238
Pizza Express 8 South Street, Epsom 4.3 385
Epsom thai 20 South Street, Epsom 4.3 263
Domino’s Pizza – London – Epsom 7 Upper High Street, Epsom 4.3 178
Nando’s Epsom 40 The Oaks Square, Epsom 4.3 1020
McDonald’s 36/40 High Street, Epsom 4.3 1572
The Marquis of Granby Surrey, 4 West Street, Epsom 4.3 956
The Assembly Rooms – JD Wetherspoon 147-153 High Street, Epsom 4.3 1714
Sicily Restaurant 34 South Street, Epsom 4.3 308
Subway 21 High Street, Epsom 4.3 201


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Epsom. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Epsom

Pub name Name Address Description
Barley Mow 12 Pikes Hill Epsom KT17 4EA Pleasant back-street local which is hidden off the Upper High Street. Children allowed in conservatory at the rear, which opens onto a large garden. Smart in a traditional rustic way, with various alcoves and seating areas around the central bar. Old style wooden furnishings and ornate leaded windows complete the effect. Good service, even when busy. Park your car in the top left hand corner of the Upper High Street pay and display car park – a short alleyway leads to the pub. The original pub was sited on the opposite side of the road, but the present building is a conversion from three cottages. The smaller, more cosy areas to the left are in the most recent addition. Food served all day at weekends. Beer Festival in July. The changing beer is supplied by Fuller’s, changes weekly and may be from another independent brewer. Quiz night on Monday. Live music once a month.
Epsom Club 41-43 Church Street Epsom KT17 4PW
Epsom Conservative Club 39 Church Street Epsom KT17 4PW Club with some 400 members. Boasts two full sized snooker tables and fields a Surrey League darts team. There is bingo Wed afternoon and Thu evening. It has a large hall with a stage that is available for hire. Food offered including a choice of Sunday roasts. Two large screen TVs.
Faraday 2, Church Street Epsom KT17 4NY The Faraday used to be a Seeboard showroom – hence the name – next to a cinema, becoming a pub in 1996. The front bar area has a bit of a baronial hall feel to it with an upper balcony. The food trade during the day gives way to a younger crowd later on. Offers a range of 5 ‘craft’ keg beers as well as the real ales, which might change. Unusual facilities include: free printing, interactive jukebox, phone charging and ‘grab and go’ breakfast and coffee takeout from 11am – 5pm. Board games and electronic games also available. Various evening offers and activities throughout the week, including party/DJ nights Thu-Sat, see website or social media for details.
Olde Kings Head 26, Church Street Epsom KT17 4QB This one bar pub is claimed to be Epsom’s oldest, although the building itself dates from the 18th Century. There are two real fires in winter to enhance the cosy atmosphere. Food includes home cooked specials. There is a small uncarpeted area at one end of the pub dedicated to dining the remainder is carpeted. Decorated with horse racing pictures throughout. A mixed clientele gives this pub a friendly atmosphere. Reputedly haunted by a female ghost. Public car park opposite.
Railway Guard 48, Church Road Epsom KT17 4DZ A Victorian pub originally built as three cottages. This community pub has a pleasant, friendly atmosphere in its one bar, where big sporting events are shown on large-screen TVs. Interior is painted in tasteful shades of blue and grey. Outside there is a small triangular patio with seating and also a back yard. Changing beers usually include at least one from Timothy Taylor and can also include local beers. Darts team plays on Monday nights. The pub also hosts a golf society.
Rifleman 5 East Street Epsom KT17 1BB The Rifleman is a small corner pub in the shadow of a bridge carrying the railway to and from London. It was a Friary Meux pub until sold to Greene King in 1990. Now a ‘Local Heroes’ pub selling a mixture of local beers, plus ones supplied by Greene King which include the house beer ‘Rifleman’. The pub has been refurbished in a traditional style featuring dark green wood panelling, but also has some modern features such as high tables at the front and some bare brick. Two fireplaces have been restored as part of the refurbishment. There is a nice garden to the rear, which is an oasis of calm close to central Epsom. Name thought to derive from the formation nearby of the 8th Corps of the Surrey Rifle Volunteers in 1859 to meet the threat of a French invasion. Children welcome until 6pm. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.
Eight Bells 78, Kingston Road Ewell KT17 2DU Friendly community local attracting a diverse age of clientele. Set back from the main road, the pub was rebuilt in 1905 on the site of an 18th century one. A former Charrington’s pub, it was bought by Greene King in 1994. It has recently undergone a major refurbishment. It comprises two separate drinking areas with a third zone for dining as well. A TV shows sport in the right hand area, the others are quieter. The large garden is very popular in summer. Live music roughly every other weekend. Open mike night alternate Weds. Quiz night Thu. The pub has a proud record of charity support. Guest beers change every two weeks.
Famous Green Man 71, High Street Ewell KT17 1RX Imposing ex-Hodgson’s 1930s pub in the heart of Ewell village. Consists of two large slightly raised ends connected by a smaller front bar area. The end to the right is the wooden floored Sherwood Room and is perhaps more of a public bar when compared with the area to the left. Sport shown on several TVs throughout the pub. Guest beers change weekly and are from a company list. There is plenty of outdoor seating by the pavement at the front and off to the side. Parking can be difficult.
Spring Tavern 1 London Road Ewell KT17 2AY An attractive weatherboarded exterior belies the multicoloured interior. It is food oriented, but not to the exclusion of drinkers. The building dates from the early 19th Century. There is a good amount of outdoor seating, both at the front and to the side. The Rolling Stones apparently stayed here in the 1970s and a former landlord was hanged a few hundred yards from here for murdering his wife.
Wheatsheaf 34, Kingston Road Ewell KT17 2AA Modernised interior with fine Isleworth Brewery windows providing reminder of its glorious heritage. There are two comfortable carpeted rooms with open fires, served by a single bar. Prints and old photos of the area complete the decor. The pub was built in 1858 and stands opposite the scenic Hogsmill river. A pub has been on this site since 1456. A true community local, with the Epsom & Ewell Morris Men meeting here. There are quarterly quiz nights and charity fund raising events. There is live music fortnightly. The rear garden is beautifully kept and the front has impressive floral displays. Local artefacts are displayed on the walls. Accredited for beer quality during 2022.

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Epsom.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Maryland See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Cann Hall See the guide here
Temple Mills See the guide here
Leytonstone See the guide here
Leyton See the guide here
Wanstead See the guide here
Arkley See the guide here
Snaresbrook See the guide here
Walthamstow See the guide here
South Woodford See the guide here
Maryland See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Cann Hall See the guide here
Temple Mills See the guide here
Leytonstone See the guide here
Leyton See the guide here
Wanstead See the guide here
Arkley See the guide here
Snaresbrook See the guide here
Walthamstow See the guide here
South Woodford See the guide here

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