Located in Surrey, just 15 miles from the City of London, West Molesey is a twin town in the district of Molesey. Both West Molesey, East Molesey and the surrounding areas of Surrey and the Greater London Built-up Area offer a wide range of attractions and things to do.
Despite its proximity to the capital city, West Molesey boasts many green spaces and nature reserves, including Molesey Reservoirs Nature Reserve and Hurst Park on the south bank of the River Thames. Visitors can catch the ferry over the river from Bell Inn in Hampton to Hurst Park.
Take a look at some of the best things to do in West Molesey as recommended by The Self Storage Company.
Hampton Court Palace
Located on the other side of the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I Listed Royal Palace built for King Henry VIII. Visitors can explore the stunning palace and grounds to experience the history and daily events of the Tudor Court. Explore the Great Hall and Hampton Court Gardens, including the Hampton Court Maze, or be prepared to be spooked at the Haunted Gallery in the State Apartments.
Visit Hampton Court Palace at Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU.
Hurst Park is just a few minutes’ drive from West Molesey town centre and, as mentioned, can also be reached from the Hampton Ferry Boathouse. The long stretch of riverside park is ideally located for a picnic on the Thames and is popular with dog walkers and families. As well as recreation fields, Hurst Park also has a basketball court and a children’s playground.
Visit Hurst Park at Molesey, West Molesey, London KT8 1RT.
The Barn Theatre Club
The Barn Theatre Club in West Molesey, Surrey, has been providing entertainment to the local community for over fifty years. The theatre produces and hosts a range of exciting local productions and offers something for all ages, from drama to children’s adventure plays. The West Molesey theatre also has a licensed bar and seating area offering a space to relax, drink and chat before the main show.
Visit The Barn Theatre Club at 70 High Street, Molesey, West Molesey, KT8 2LY.
Molesey Heath Nature Reserve Circular
Taking on the Molesey Heath Nature Reserve Circular walk is a great way to explore the area and, for nature lovers, is easily one of the best things to do in Molesey. A 1.9-mile loop trail near West Molesey, the circular walk is located in a beautiful part of Surrey and is open all year round. As well as being a great place for a walk, the trail also offers opportunities for bird-watching, camping and fishing.
Visit Molesey Heath at 35 Approach Road, Molesey, West Molesey, KT8 2LL.
Thames Ditton Miniature Railways
Around a 10-minute drive from West Molesey, the Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway in the village of Thames Ditton, Surrey, offers regular public open days and a great day out for all the family. Operated by the Malden District Society of Model Engineers, the miniature railway has been running passenger trains for over 86 years. The railway also has food and drink vendors, so you can enjoy a cup of tea as you watch the trains roll by.
Visit Thames Ditton Miniature Railways Willowbank, Thames Ditton, KT7 0LE.
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