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A Day in Epsom, Surrey: Exploring with the Epsom Quiz Trail and Town Souvenir

A Perfect Day in Epsom: Exploring the Best of Surrey's Historic Spa Town

Epsom, nestled in the heart of Surrey, offers a rich blend of history, nature, and culture. Whether you’re a local looking for a day out or a visitor wanting to experience the charm of this historic spa town, here’s a perfect itinerary for spending a day in Epsom.


   1. Breakfast in a local café: Start your day with a delicious breakfast, there are charming restaurants and cafes located in the heart of the town. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with options ranging from classic English breakfast to healthier choices like avocado toast and smoothies. Set yourself up ready for exploring the best of Surrey's historic spa town!

   2. Quiz Trail Time: Embark on the Quiz Trail around Epsom! If you don’t know your way around it’s a superb way to get your bearings and to find areas that are tucked away. You’ll get to see some wonderful highlights of Epsom. Then during the rest of the day, you won’t lose your way around – plus you won’t miss anything as we point you to look up, down and all around showing you historic markers!


   3. Visit Epsom Clock Tower: Make your way to the Epsom Clock Tower, a notable landmark in the town centre. The clock tower, built in 1847, stands as a symbol of Epsom’s rich history and serves as a central meeting point in the bustling market square.

   4. Visit Rosebery Park: Spend your morning in Rosebery Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of Epsom. The park features lovely flowerbeds, a picturesque pond, and plenty of benches to relax and take in the scenery. It’s a perfect spot for a peaceful walk or a quiet read. In Epsom Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir you’ll discover a host of famous people who were born in Epsom!

   5. Discover Bourne Hall Museum: Next, visit Bourne Hall Museum, located in nearby Ewell. The museum offers fascinating exhibits on local history, including Epsom’s development as a spa town, its Roman connections, and its role during the World Wars. The surrounding gardens and lake make for a pleasant stroll after your visit.


   6. Lunch in a café or pub: For lunch, you’ll find endless choices. There are plenty of charming pubs offering a warm atmosphere and delicious food. The menus feature a variety of British classics and seasonal dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your meal in the cozy interior or in the garden if the weather is nice. Our Epsom Quiz Trail is packed with local history - so you'll have lots to read about and if you're with friends, to chat about over food and drink!

   7. Visit Epsom Playhouse: As the afternoon starts, check out Epsom Playhouse, a vibrant cultural venue that hosts a variety of performances, including theatre, music, comedy, and dance. See what’s on and perhaps book a ticket for an evening show tonight!


   8. Explore Epsom Downs: After lunch, head to Epsom Downs, the iconic site of the Epsom Derby. Enjoy a leisurely walk or a more invigorating hike while taking in the stunning views of the Surrey countryside. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of horses training on the gallops.

   9. Explore Epsom Common: Continue the exercise with a beautiful walk. If you’re in the mood for more nature, head to Epsom Common, a large local nature reserve. The common offers a network of walking trails through woodlands, grasslands, and around ponds, providing a serene environment for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous hike. Make sure you visit The Well where the Epsom Salts story originates! (KT18 7LP).

Late Afternoon:

   10. Shop at The Ashley Centre: Spend some time exploring The Ashley Centre, Epsom’s main shopping destination. Browse through a variety of high street stores, boutiques, and local shops. Whether you’re looking for fashion, gifts, or just window shopping, The Ashley Centre has something for everyone. Have a sit down with the wonderful tribute to the suffragette Emily Davison who lost her life standing up for women’s rights. Her sad story is told in the Epsom Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir.


   11. Dinner in a pub or restaurant: End your day with dinner in a charming pub or restaurant located in or near Epsom centre – there are also lovely pubs up on Epsom Downs. Restaurants offering a cozy atmosphere and a menu featuring classic British dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Epsom is the perfect place to relax and reflect on your day. Choose from a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits while soaking in the lively atmosphere. It’s a great way to end your day in Epsom. If you booked a show at Epsom Playhouse … enjoy!

Epsom is a town that beautifully combines historical charm, natural beauty, and modern amenities. From its scenic walks and historical sites to its delightful dining options, there’s something for everyone. Spend a day in Epsom, and you’ll leave with wonderful memories and a desire to return to this lovely Surrey town.

As the day draws to a close, reflect on the memories made and the sights seen during your time in Epsom, knowing that there's always more to discover on your next visit to this enchanting corner of Surrey.

If you enjoyed the Epsom Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir – we have lots more of Surrey to explore with our Surrey Quiz Trails!

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