Amersham Area Guide


Nestled down in the Misbourne valley sits the beautiful town of Amersham, anchored by the Old Town steeped in history, including the 700-year-old buildings and beautiful market square. Just a short climb away is Amersham-on-the-hill, a busy shopping town centre built around the railway.

Houses are sought after from chocolate box cottages in the old town to large tree-lined detached houses surrounding and all with easy access to the Chilterns countryside that is all around.

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Commute

Amersham is hugely popular due to the excellent transport links with the M25 only 5.5 miles away and Heathrow less than 20 minutes.


Amersham train station in the heart of the town provides regular links to London via the London Underground (the Metropolitan Line) and overground trains.  Commuting times allow you to be in Marylebone within 40 minutes.

Schools

The excellent state education makes Amersham very sought after for schooling including the renowned and ‘Outstanding’ Dr. Challenor’s Grammar Schools and the co-educational Chesham Grammar School.


At primary level there is Chesham Bois CofE school, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School and Woodside Junior School all with fantastic Ofsted grading’s.


If you are looking at independent schooling, then Amerhsam boasts a great selection with The Beacon School (Boys) and Heatherton House (girls).

Eating Out

With the beautiful ‘Old Amersham’ as well as the new town, the options for eating out are excellent including the famous The Kings Arms and The Crown Hotel both locations used in the hit movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.  Alongside this there are many independent eateries that make Amersham so popular.


 

Leisure

Both parts of the town have excellent shopping options as well a Little Waitrose, M&S Simply Food and a large Tesco.  There is a brilliant Leisure Centre with 3 swimming pools and a rock-climbing wall.


For those with a love of the outdoors then Amersham is beautifully situated for walking in the gorgeous Chiltern Hills.