5 Places To Visit In Epsom

Epsom is a beautiful place to visit, with so many things to do and see. It’s also very close to London and has a lot of good eating options too. Here we’ve decided to list 5 places around Epsom that you should visit while you’re here!

Epsom Downs Racecourse

The Epsom Downs Racecourse is a horse racing venue in Epsom, Surrey.

With a capacity of 12,000, it hosts the prestigious Epsom Derby and Epsom Oaks races held annually in July.

Queen Charlotte of George III established the course in 1775, providing her husband with a racing venue on “his own ground”. Architect William White constructed the grandstand in 1824, also known for designing Newmarket’s first stand and St James’ Palace.

Boulcott Park

Boulcott Park is a public park in Epsom in the English county of Surrey. It is located on the south side of the A30 road, just south of the town center. The park was formerly known as “Boulcott’s Estate” or “Boulcott’s Farm”.

The site was first purchased by William White and Captain John Sparrow during 1683–1684 who built an estate house and farmhouse here before selling it around 1720 to Thomas Aldridge who was also responsible for founding nearby Belmont House School (now known as Battersea College).

Robert Huth and William Woodall took over ownership in 1808, incorporating it into Coombe House School. William Woodall had prior involvement in establishing St Charles Hospital School, which opened shortly after its founding in 1804.

Colonel George Duncan, who purchased it outright in 1829, later sold it within five years when he relocated away from Epsom. His decision was primarily driven by his deteriorating health and the desire for stronger connections elsewhere.

Epsom House

Epsom House, a Grade I listed building in the town of Epsom, Surrey, was designed by John Vanbrugh and constructed in the 1720s as a private residence. Currently, London’s University College Hospital owns and utilizes it as an office and residential facility for its employees.

After the passing of Catherine of Braganza (Princess Royal), the land on which Epsom House now stands changed ownership. Sir William Pulteney acquired the property in 1674, becoming its first resident while serving as Lord High Treasurer under Charles II. Prior to Sir William, Sir Thomas Gower had held the role until his retirement in 1667 due to illness. Sir William took over the duties as Treasurer until 1683 when he assumed the position of Lord Chancellor to address concerns regarding legislation implementation without adequate consultation.

The Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal is the oldest canal in England and was built to link London with the Midlands and beyond. It’s now a popular tourist attraction, but if you’re looking for an easy way to see some of England’s treasures without going too far off the beaten path, this is a great option.

The canal itself isn’t very long—just under 50 miles long—but it has numerous locks that allow boats to get through different parts of its route at different heights. In addition to being able to take in views from above as you would on any other river or lake, there are also plenty of tunnels along the way where boats can go underground and explore parts of London no one else gets access to! You’ll find yourself feeling like Alice after all those days spent traveling down Wonderland’s rabbit hole when you return home again afterward; only instead of meeting Tweedledum/Tweedledee just before climbing out from beneath ground level into sunlight once more…

Epsom Art Gallery and Museum

The Epsom Art Gallery and Museum is a great place to visit. It’s open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The art gallery has a collection of paintings, prints, and drawings by artists like James McNeill Whistler, George Frederic Watts, and John Millais. You can also find furniture made by designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh or Thomas Heatherwick. Another interesting feature is “The Garden”, an outdoor area at the back of the building where you can see some rare plants such as Japanese maple trees (pictured below).

The museum’s permanent collection includes four rooms with important works from different periods in history including medieval religious carvings from around 1000 AD; Victorian prints by William Blake; 20th-century paintings by Cézanne; works by Picasso & Matisse etc. There are also exhibitions changing every season so check their website for more information before visiting!

Traveling in Epsom With Epsom Taxis

If you’re looking for a way to get around Epsom, there are many taxi options.

The main roads have clear markings, and a well-functioning transit system in the area facilitates quick and convenient transportation to your desired destinations.

If you have time on your hands and want to see more of the town, Epsom Taxis (https://www.epsom-taxis.co.uk) is a great option because they can take you anywhere within minutes of calling one—and they aren’t expensive!

If all this sounds like too much work (and expense), then maybe try renting an electric scooter instead! This is another great way of seeing what’s around town because they’re easy enough for anyone with experience driving one (or two) before being able to use them safely on busy streets.


We hope that our list of places to visit in Epsom and the surrounding area will help you plan a day out. There are so many things to do in the area, including some amazing nearby gardens. If you want more information about any of these places, check out our local guide or visit the council’s website.