South west of London and part of the commuter belt, Cobham is an affluent area within Surrey. Approximately 20 miles to the southwest of Central London, it’s a picturesque area which provides a refreshing change from the crowds of the nearby city.
In the centre of Cobham you’ll find a vibrant town, filled with boutiques and shops as well as many coffee bars and restaurants too.
However, where Cobham particularly excels is in the abundance of green space it offers, with open countryside that’s ideal for ramblers. The views are picturesque and unspoilt courtesy of the large Green Belt area that runs close by. For anyone interested in horse riding, walking or hiking, Cobham has much to offer.
Any football fans who support Chelsea will recognise the name as it’s the place where Chelsea’s training ground can be found. A number of Chelsea’s footballers also live in the area so if you’re a keen sports fan keep your eyes open and you may spot a famous celebrity!
As an area with a long history, Cobham has lots of interesting architecture and landmarks. One of the most popular is Cobham Mill, one of the few working mills left in the country. It’s open to the public on certain days throughout the month so you’ll need to check if you want to co-ordinate your visit. On their open days you can see the wheel in action, a rare sight indeed. Only around 10-12 people can fit into the mill at any one time, but the grounds are beautiful too.
If you’re travelling in a group, Cobham Mill also offers private visits which must be booked in advance, a great option for a guaranteed glimpse of a historic building.