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Local Area and Amenities

At St Anthony's you will be working and living in an area full of shopping centres, theatres, cinemas, nightlife, clubs and sports as well as public parks. You are only 20 minutes from the Surrey country side and within easy reach of the West End of London.


Croydon

Croydon is one of the largest and most popular shopping centres outside London’s West End, with many big name stores such as Allders and Debenhams.

A wealth of theatre and entertainment is available in Croydon, including the Fairfield Concert Hall, The Ashcroft Theatre, The Arnhem Gallery, Croydon Clocktower, Valley Park Leisure complex, nightclubs and cinemas.

Croydon has 120 parks, nature reserves, and other open spaces covering more than 1,000 hectares.


Epsom

The home of 'The Derby' the UK's premier flat racing event.

Epsom town has a long history linked to horse racing, in fact many leading flat racing trainers have stables on or near Epsom Downs. Epsom is a thriving market town with a good variety of shops including the Ashley Centre and many restaurants and pubs, as well as a modern theatre and multi screen cinema.

Almost completely surrounded by open countryside you have access to the North Downs Link for ramblers and off road cyclists, as well as Horton Country Park, Epsom & Ashtead Common and Nonsuch Park. Chessington World of Adventure is also close by. There are a number of excellent health and fitness clubs, golf courses and riding schools in the district.


Kingston-upon-Thames

Kingston-upon-Thames is steeped in history, and has an association with Royalty dating back to Anglo-Saxon times when seven kings were crowned in Kingston in the 10th Century.

Kingston boasts excellent shops including The Bentalls Centre and John Lewis, with a market on most days of the week all within a traffic free area. Kingston also has a wide variety of riverside restaurants and pubs and an active nighclub scene.

Hampton Court and a number of Royal parks including Richmond Park surround Kingston, and you can walk from Hampton Court to Richmand along the side of the Thames, or take a river boat trip.

Rowing and sailing are favourites at Kingston which boasts excellent rowing and sailing clubs.


Sutton

Sutton calls itself the cleaner, greener borough and has adopted a tree as its symbol. It boasts more than 1,000 acres of open space, yet lies within a few miles of the heart of London, combining the best of city and country.

There is plenty to do and see in Sutton, from visiting beautiful parks and historic corners of the borough to the latest in multi screen cinemas, modern shopping facilities, 2 sports centres and a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Places of particular interest include Carew Manor, the Ecology Centre which is primarily concerned with the conservation of the natural environment and the Heritage Centre.

Sutton has some excellent shopping facilities, whether in the town centre or district centres of Cheam, Worcester Park, Rose Hill, Carshalton and Wallington. Sutton Town offers a safe, traffic free environment drawing shoppers from all over the southeast. There are two modern indoor shopping centres – the St Nicholas Shopping Centre and Times Square Shopping Centre. Most of the major chain stores and represented and there are 2 supermarkets in the town centre – Asda and Morrisons. There is an open-air market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Wimbledon

Wimbledon, the home of tennis. Famous the world over for this yearly premier event, Wimbledon is also a major shopping centre with the Centre Court Shopping mall and an extensive High Street.

There are numerous restaurants and pubs and it also has Wimbledon Stadium which holds greyhound racing and stock car racing events, as well as a League Division 1 Football Club and theatre.

Wimbledon Common is an extensive area of open parkland with a public golf course.

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