Chesham and surrounding villages
Our Chesham office covers: Chesham, Chartridge, Hawridge, Ashley Green, Ley Hill, Botley, Bellingdon and Latimer
Chesham, on the edge of The Chilterns in South Bucks, is a popular market town within easy commuting distance of London. Its Metropolitan Line station offers a half hourly service with a 50 minute train journey into Baker Street. Nearby Amersham also provides a mainline train service into London Marylebone. Chesham itself enjoys easy access to the motorway network via the M25 and M1.
A superb range of schools in Chesham includes six primary and several secondary schools including Chesham Grammar School (co-ed). Chesham is also in the catchment area for both Dr Challoner’s Grammar School for boys and Dr Challoner’s High School for girls. With independent schools locally including Chesham Prep, The Beacon School (boys) and Heatherton House (girls), Chesham is also served by Amersham & Wycombe College for further education.
Old Chesham delights with its historic listed buildings dating back as far as the 12th century. These sit comfortably alongside contemporary architecture and both old and new town have plenty of lively cafes including Costa and Café Nero, pubs and restaurants. There’s a good balance between local independent shops and high street stores such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, whilst excellent shopping centres can be found within easy driving distance at High Wycombe, Watford and Uxbridge.
Over 40 restaurants in and around Chesham cover a wide variety of cuisine from all around the world. Papad restaurant was brought to Chesham by Hiron Miaa, a trained chef and native Bangladeshi while the Jasmine Thai Kitchen specialises in cooking deliciously fresh, traditional dishes from Thailand. The Black Cat at Lye Green is a lovely traditional family run country pub, very popular for its selection of Sunday roasts, music festival events and beautiful garden. A real hub of local entertainment, The Queens Head in the old town, plays host to regular live music performances while The Drawing Room is a unique tapas venue where interesting objects-d’art abound. Its unusual setting with outdoor log burning kilns and scented smoke provide an entertaining experience especially in summer.
In the heart of Chesham is The Elgiva, a 300-400 capacity theatre and cinema, owned and managed by Chesham Town Council. It presents a wide-ranging programme of theatre productions, musicals, comedy, dance, one night shows and concerts, pantomimes, films, exhibitions and other events. Nearby Lowndes Park is a stunning feature of Chesham spanning 36 acres. The lower park provides play areas, a multi-sports court, skateboard park, the historic avenue (also a cycle route), and Skottowes pond. Here, free open air concerts are staged in the bandstand area during July and August each year. The upper park has spectacular views across the town, excellent walking and habitats for local wildlife.
The town also has a range of superb sports and leisure facilities including Chesham Leisure Centre, Chesham Open Air Pool, Chesham FC and a highly respected cricket club as well as several golf courses nearby. Meanwhile, the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty offers spectacular picturesque countryside for walking, cycling and outdoor leisure pursuits with chalk hills, valleys and extensive beech woodlands.
Good for: High-flying grammar schools, global cuisine, road and rail access
Local knowledge: Lowndes Park – home of Chesham Carnival and superb views over town and countryside