A small village in the Borough of Epsom & Ewell in Surrey, Langley Vale is bordered to its north-east by Epsom Downs and to the south-east by Walton Downs. Surrounded by open land, it is the epitome of rural living, but with Epsom town centre and its fast train links to London just a short drive away, those that are torn between country living and town living will be in their element! As well as Epsom, the village is close to Burgh Heath, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Headley and Ashtead.
Langley Vale has a lovely community where residents tell us they feel very safe and secure. Although it does not have a pub, The Rubbing House on the border between the village and Epsom Downs is considered by the villagers as their ‘local’. A great place for families, the area offers an abundance of fabulous walks boasting some breathtaking views. And whether you are a horse lover or not, it is truly awe inspiring to catch sight of a jockey on one of these magnificent creatures appearing out of the early morning mists on ‘The Gallops’- part of which runs alongside Langley Vale.
Langley Vale Amenities
The village boasts a small but well-used community centre, a shop, a Church and a petrol station. It also has a very popular children’s music class (for babies/toddlers and pre-schoolers), a local playgroup and a good school. A mobile library visits every fortnight. Villagers join the Women’s Institute or take part in Pilates or step classes, have Zen drum tuition, attend the mother & toddler group, a ‘Fit4Fun Buggy Mums’ group, the New Horizons group especially for the over 50s or the mountain biking club which at the moment attracts mainly those in their 40s, who cycle out to Headley, Box Hill or Ranmore Common a couple of times a week. New cyclists of all standards and ages are welcome – those currently involved don’t race and in the nice weather they often stop off for a pint or a cup of tea. They say that if they had a wide spectrum of ability and ages join them, they would probably look to split into groups.
Transport in Langley Vale
There are two bus services; one offering travel to Watersedge via Epsom town centre and the other to Rosebery School (Epsom), St Andrew’s School (Ashtead) and Therfield School (Leatherhead).
The seven roads in Langley Vale are interesting because of the different housing styles and agencies are there to offer help. A few homes were built in 1913 and these have been gradually added to over the years with most development taking place after World War II and infill houses being built on some of the large gardens in the 1970s. Others have been built quite recently. There is a mixture of maisonettes, bungalows and two or three storey houses of different styles.