Epsom Hockey Club is a very competitive hockey club that is located in the county of Surrey in the south of England. The club usually boasts seven or eight men’s teams as well as six women’s teams that are comprised of both veterans in the sport and juniors. Mixed teams are also offered here to help them gain a foothold in the diverse range of hockey divisions in the United Kingdom.
Epsom features a number of historical attractions that date back to as early as 70 AD; however, the town is probably best known for the Epsom Downs racecourse, which hosted its first horse race back in 1661.
Epsom Downs is situated on 600 acres of picturesque land and on a clear day offers visitors a great view of London. The Epsom Downs racecourse is open from April to September and hosts an internationally known Derby each year. In July and August, the course also hosts popular Epsom Party Nights.
Another great place to enjoy the English countryside is at Epsom Common, a designated nature reserve situated southwest of Epsom on 400 acres of land. The common is home to the famous ‘stew ponds’, which began attracting Londoners in the early 1600s thanks to the alleged healing properties of the natural mineral water.
Nonsuch Palace is also worth a visit; commissioned by Henry VIII in 1538, the palace’s name stems from the king’s wish to build a castle unlike any other, hence the name ‘none such’. Take a stroll down Nonsuch Trail and enjoy the area’s peaceful surroundings.
Other local attractions include the Bourne Hall Museum, where you can learn about the history of the area and view more than 5,000 artifacts; and Epsom Playhouse, which stages a wide variety of both professional and amateur productions.
Epsom offers visitors a number of shopping facilities including traditional markets on Thursdays and Saturdays, a Farmers’ Market on the first Sunday of the month and a modern shopping centre.