Spotlight on Epsom – by WH Cox a removals company in Epsom
A pretty and picturesque market town, Epsom lies just a little over 13 miles from central London and is renowned for hosting The Derby as well as for giving its name to the famous salts, valued throughout the world for their healing and curative properties for many years. It is home to a population of well over 30,000 and from Georgian times onwards attained a reputation as a leading spa town.
Landmarks of the town include Epsom Clock Tower, constructed circa 1847, and the Epsom Playhouse, founded in 1984. The 1980s also saw the opening of a shopping mall, The Ashley Centre. Not long after, the high street was pedestrianised and, in the 1990s, was bestowed with the addition of a large, multi-screen cinema.
One of the campuses of the University for the Creative Arts is in the town, so it benefits from a constant influx of young energy and new ideas. Partly thanks to its prime position in the commuter belt, Epsom was named 2005’s “Best Place To Live” by the TV series Location, Location, Location. In subsequent years, it has remained on the list, sometimes being ranked in the Top 3. In 2011, Epsom and Ewell appeared in the Top 10 of Halifax’s Quality of Life survey and it’s true that an air of optimism pervades the town, leaving visitors feeling renewed and able to face the future with vigour and confidence.
We’ve been undertaking removals in Epsom for many years now and in doing so, we’ve discovered different places and properties and got a sense of which aspects of the town we most appreciate. Of course, Epsom Downs Racecourse is a great venue, but we’re also fond of Epsom Common, for walking and cycling, and Nonsuch Park, which is a lovely picnic spot. The town’s museum, Bourne Hall, exhibits some relics from the Epsom’s spa era, including its water pump and other miscellany, including old machinery, clothes and household goods from the past. For a dose of olde-worlde charm, it’s hard to beat.