Lying within the south east of England and in the county of Surrey, Shepperton has rapidly grown in size in recent decades due to its position in the commuter belt. With large numbers of residents and a booming property market, the demand for Shepperton accommodation is high.
There’s disagreement over whether Shepperton is really a town or a village and it certainly has the community feel of the latter. What’s not in dispute however is that it began life as an agricultural settlement and was later a place which inspired poets and writers such as Shelley, Meredith and Peacock with its natural beauty.
Throughout the year there are various community events such as the local village fete, Christmas fair and the Shepperton Agricultural Show.
When you visit Shepperton you might feel as if you recognise the area despite having never been there before; this is because it’s featured on many TV shows and films. Some of the blockbusters it’s featured in include Bend It Like Beckham, Atonement, Dr Strange and Love Actually. The area is considered to be especially picturesque and its unique setting of village life less than an hour from the centre of London makes it a big attraction.
The canal plays a big part in the life in Shepperton with Shepperton Lock often considered to be the most scenic part of the area. Many of the original features of Shepperton are still intact and fiercely protected such as the Church Square.
If you’re feeling active while you’re Shepperton and you fancy a bit more exercise than a leisurely canal walk, Sunbury Golf Centre could give you a few hours of enjoyment. if you’re a golfing fan, you can while away an afternoon or two at the centre which offers pay per play golfing facilities which include an 18 hole course and a driving range.
For those keen to explore further afield, you can reach Central London in just under an hour on public transport.