Elmbridge – country lifestyle with urban luxury

Weybridge Hill aerial view

The first borough that greets you as you exit the Greater London constituency of Kingston upon Thames, is the picturesque borough of Elmbridge.

It is the most northerly borough in Surrey County, located on the border jurisdiction of Greater London. Four South West train stations service the area, with regular trains to Central London.

Famous primarily for Hampton Court Palace, Elmbridge has long been considered important historically. It is one of the smallest boroughs in the county, contained in an area of 37.2 square miles and inhabited by 131,000 people.

Just outside what is considered to be London, it provides the first taste of Surrey life, and far from disappointing, it lifts up the expectations of the county.

St Albans – modern lifestyle meets history

St Albans aerial view

St Albans is a district and city located in Hertfordshire, in the East of England, lying 22 miles North of London. It has many links to London, primarily through the multiple commuter train lines, as well as multiple connections by road via the M1.

It has, in recent years, become a much sought after dormitory town, and it is famous for its historic market. With a population of over 140,000, it was created after several separate districts merged in 1974.

It is said that the first ever British martyr, the aptly named Saint Alban, lent his name to the City after he was beheaded by the Romans in 300 AD. Whether or not this is true, the fact remains that…