River Thames Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowCradled between Surrey and London, Staines-upon-Thames has the characteristics of both, with a bustling urban town centre resting upon the green and picturesque banks of the river Thames.

If you are looking for some retail therapy or something to eat at one of our excellent restaurants and bars, Staines-upon-Thames can cater for all your lifestyle needs.

With some of the UK's top tourist attractions only a short distance away, the list of things to do is endless.

The River Thames

The River Thames is England's longest river and runs through Staines-upon-Thames, providing a focal point for visitors to the area.


Shopping is at the heart of Staines-upon-Thames. The town centre ticks all the boxes when it comes to retail, with a pedestrianised high street, the Two Rivers retail park and the Elmsleigh shopping centre all only a short walk from the train station and with an abundance of car parking space,

Horse racing

If having a flutter is your thing, then Staines-upon-Thames couldn't be served better by some of best horse racing in the UK. World famous course's Ascot, Sandown Park and Epsom Downs are nearby, notwithstanding our very own Kempton Park.


Whether you are the next Rory Mcllroy or just an enthusiastic amateur, Staines-upon-Thames has golf courses and centres to suit all abilities and budgets. World class courses Wentworth and Sunningdale are only a short journey time away as well as our very own Ashford Manor Golf Club and Sunbury Golf Centre.

Theme Parks

For thrill seekers, there is no better place than Staines-upon-Thames. The town acts as the gateway to the world famous Thorpe Park Resort, with a regular bus shuttle service from Staines train station. Also nearby are LEGOLAND Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and the Harry Potter Studios.

Gardens and parks

If it is something a little more peaceful you are looking for then a host of green and tranquil parks and gardens are not far away.


Staines-upon-Thames has a rich history and heritage going all the way back to Roman times. There are a host of fantastic historical and cultural sites in and around the town from Windsor Castle to Hampton Court Palace.


Staines-upon-Thames is ideally located for a number of local theatres.

London attractions

Only a 30 minute train journey away lies the cultural heart of the UK, the capital city London. There is a virtually unlimited list of things to do and the link below contains just the tip of the iceberg.