Oxshott is a wonderful suburban area in Surrey. Just a stone’s throw from London and an ideal location for those who work in the city, Oxshott strikes a perfect balance between countryside and town living. Nestled in the prestigious Surrey borough of Elmbridge, Oxshott is a sought-after location for families due to the excellent schools, large homes and leisure opportunities.
Oxshott village centre has a post office, church, convenience store and small number of independent retailers. The high street boasts three restaurants all offering different cuisine. The Bear is an informal gastropub and a great place to socialise. Bella Luna is an Italian gem and The Victoria is a pub come brasserie.
Schools in Oxshott
Oxshott has its own primary school, the Royal Kent. It was given this name because its predecessor was founded by the Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria’s mother, in 1820. During its latest Ofsted inspection, the school was awarded ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features.
Other than the Royal Kent, Oxshott has an independent prep school, Danes Hill. The attached pre-prep school, Bevendean, is also located in Oxshott. Just beyond the northern border is Reed’s School, a popular deniro independent. It caters to boys aged 11 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.
Oxshott has a large number of US nations and expats due to their children attending a campus of the ACS International School in Chobham.
Oxshott Train Station and Road Links
Oxshott railway station carries passengers between Guildford and London Waterloo, via Chobham. The station has two platforms and is served and managed by South West Trains. Trains to London Waterloo take just over 30 minutes.
The town sits within a triangle of fantastic road links. To the south is the M25 which can be accessed by the A244 which runs through the heart of Oxshott. East is the A243, which also connects to the M25 and up in to London. The infamous A3 runs northerly and westerly past Oxshott and, despite heavy traffic at times, it is a valuable road link to live in close proximity to.