Is Hook a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Hook is a suburban area in south west London, England. It forms part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and is located 12 miles (19.3 km) south west of Charing Cross. Neighbouring settlements include Hinchley Wood, Long Ditton, Surbiton, Tolworth and Chessington. “

The amenities you might need in Hook

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Hook. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Hook

Hook has 2 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
Ear Wax Clinic 1 Elm Road, Chessington N/A N/A
Window to the Womb Chessington, Surrey 399 Hook Street, Chessington 4.9 1160

In Hook, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Hook

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Southborough High School Southborough High School, Hook Road, Surbiton 3.2 22
Toad Hall Nursery 74-76 Bridge Road, Chessington 4.3 16
Kumon Maths & English 224 Hook Road, Chessington 5 44
Violin & Piano Teaching 13 Sussex Gardens, Chessington 5 5
Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form Tala Close, Surbiton 2.8 47
Elizabeth Ann Binks 13 Sussex Gardens, Chessington 4.3 7
St Paul’s C Of E Primary School Chessington 5 4
Castle Hill Primary School Buckland Road, Chessington 4.8 8
Lylli Laukka piano tuition 7 Orchard Gardens, Chessington 5 3
Acorn to Oak Nursery and Preschool Hook Road, Chessington 4.4 13
Tristan Jones Guitar & Bass Tuition 53 Woodgate Avenue, Chessington N/A N/A
Mad About the Rhythm 21 Cedarcroft Road, Chessington 5 1
Playtime Day Nursery Church Rise, Chessington 5 6
Outdoor Education Unit Junior School, Moor Lane, Chessington N/A N/A
Linley Weir Voice Tutor 43 Stormont Way, Chessington 5 1
Lessons in Piano Guitar Sax Flute Cello Ukulele Drums Theory Haycroft Road, Surbiton 5 1
Shorinji Kempo Fullers Way North, Surbiton 5 1
Lovelace Primary School Mansfield Road, Chessington 4.8 10
School Playing Field 233 Hook Rise South, Chessington, Surbiton N/A N/A

Post offices in Hook

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Hook provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
North Parade Post Office 16-18 North Parade, Chessington 2 33
Chessington Post Office 381-385 Hook Road, Chessington 3.5 26
DHL 50 Cox Lane, Chessington 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Cox Lane, Chessington 1 1

Tube & Train stations nearby Hook

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Hook entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Chessington North United Kingdom 3.2 19

How’s the local life around Hook

There are always activities happening in lively Hook. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Hook 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 Hook snapshot.

Things that make us love Hook

What makes the heart of Hook? 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 Hook to help you decide to move in there.

Green space in the city of Hook

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Hook offers space for strolls or picnics.

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 community stems from 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 Hook, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

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

Gyms in Hook

In Hook, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

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

Are the restaurants in Hook any good?

Hook has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The North Star 271 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 669
Fish&Chips-The Marlin Chessington 344 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 184
Jenny’s Restaurants – Chessington 316 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 254
Hunt’s Cafe chessington Business Centre, Cox Lane, Chessington 4.3 267
Saffron Summer 4, Ace Parade, Hook Rise South, Chessington 4.3 343
Hook Cafe 316 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 9
So’s Kitchen 309 Hook Rise South, Chessington, Surbiton 4.3 96
Rhona’s Cafe and restaurant 3 North Parade, Chessington 4.3 388
Pizza Hut Delivery 377 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 150
The Chessington Oak Moor Lane, Chessington 4.3 575
Red Rose of Chessington 334 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 151
Shell Hook Road, Surbiton 4.3 48
Ace Kebabs 145 Hook Road, Surbiton 4.3 101
Chessington Express 381-385 Hook Road, Hook, Chessington 4.3 N/A
Chicken Land 346 Hook Road, Chessington 4.3 149
Steak Hub Clayton Road, Chessington 4.3 3
Chessington Palace Kebab & Fish Bar Chessington North Railway Station, Bridge Road, Chessington 4.3 94
Jerk and serve Unit 1, Chessington North Railway Station, Chessington 4.3 83
Bloom Sandwiches 2 Chessington Parade, Leatherhead Road, Chessington 4.3 18
KFC Chessington – North Parade 2-4 North Parade, Chessington 4.3 364

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 Hook, 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


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 Hook. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Hook

Pub name Name Address Description
Chessington Cricket Club Sir Francis Barker Recreation Groud, Leatherhead Road Chessington KT9 2NB
Chessington Oak 116, Moor Lane Chessington KT9 1HX Large pub which is branded as part of the ‘Sizzling Pub Company’ with a mixture of furniture, including sofas and decorated in a modern comfortable style. An area close to the bar has pool and TVs for sport. Food served all day. Outside smokers area is heated and covered.
King George Field Indoor Bowls Club Jubilee Way Chessington KT9 1TR Bar open lunchtimes and evenings, closes 10.45pm.
Kingston Rugby Football Club Rear of King Edward Sports Ground, Hook Road Chessington KT9 1PL
North Star 271 Hook Road, Hook Chessington KT9 1EQ Popular and lively 150-year-old pub, frequented by all ages. Many different areas, some with benches, others with high tables and chairs. Music is played but at a low level and a TV is in one area showing selected sports events. The rear of the pub is generally but not exclusively used for eating. The food is of good quality with a set menu Monday to Friday. The changing beer is from the Ember Inns list which changes monthly, and can be from regionals or the larger micros. Ale Club on Mondays and Thursdays, when all real ales are cheaper. Quiz night on Tuesdays.
Rhodrons Club Rhodrons Avenue Chessington KT9 1BA
Surbiton Golf Club Woodstock Lane Chessington KT9 1UG Private members golf club established in 1895. 3 real ales sold.
William Bourne 273, Moor Lane Chessington KT9 2BQ Decorated in a smart modern style. There is a bar area at one end with pool and darts and a lounge and dining area at the other with nice comfy seats. Good value food. Bingo Monday evening, quiz night Thursdays, DJ on Fridays and themed nights / karaoke once a month on Saturdays.
Shy Horse 423 Leatherhead Road Malden Rushett KT9 2NQ Country kitchen style interior with real fire. Emphasis very much on food. Large garden at rear. One beer one at any time changing in rotation from those listed. Quiz night Tuesday. Live music last Friday of the month. Water and treats available for dogs. EV charging point.

Other areas nearby

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Hook, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Chessington See the guide here
West Ewell See the guide here
Tolworth See the guide here
Long Ditton See the guide here
Weston Green See the guide here
Thames Ditton See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here
Chessington See the guide here
West Ewell See the guide here
Tolworth See the guide here
Long Ditton See the guide here
Weston Green See the guide here
Thames Ditton See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

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