We have four main shopping areas - Epsom Town Centre, Ewell Village, Stoneleigh Broadway and Kingston Road shopping parades.
Epsom Town Centre
The historic market town of Epsom has all the regular high street stores you need and a wonderful choice of independent shops too. Regular markets and events and a choice of restaurants, cafes and bars make the town centre a great place to shop and a fun-filled place to spend the day.
The Ashley Centre provides a wide range of retailers including Marks & Spencer, H&M, Next, Pandora, Boots, Body Shop, Thorntons, Monsoon, WH Smith, New Look and Waitrose. The Market Place hosts the Thursday and Saturday regular markets, and the much-loved Farmers’ Market on the first Sunday of each month.
The Market Place also hosts big events and festivals including the Christmas Light Switch On event, the Epsom Derby Festival events, Remembrance Sunday, and the Choral Festival.
The pavement cafés and restaurants fronting the Market Place make it a social hub and great place to relax and enjoy the many street food kiosks. Rosebery Park to the south of the Ashley Centre provides picnicking opportunities and places to relax.
The Epsom Playhouse (Ashley Avenue) and the Odeon on Upper High Street lie in the heart of the main restaurant areas in South Street and Upper High Street. Bars and more restaurants are to be found in Epsom Square, just off the High Street.
Waterloo Road is a great source of ethnic and international food shops while the High Street itself provides many high street staples such as Robert Dyas, Fat Face, Café Rouge, Prezzo,TK Maxx, Waterstones and Wilko as well as very well respected local independent traders including Lester Bowden and Pullingers art suppliers.
At the end of 2017 businesses across Epsom Town Centre voted to set up a Business Improvement District to strengthen the competitiveness of the town centre. These business-led, business-funded bodies aim to improve the business conditions in a town centre, boost footfall, make the area more attractive to shoppers, customers, clients and staff.
Improvement works to the roads, junctions and public realm across the Town Centre started during early in 2017. Work implementing these significant improvements is schedule to continue into 2019. Once finished, the improvements will enhance the appearance of the town centre, ensure a better flow of traffic and allow pedestrians to move about more freely.
Epsom now has Business Improvement District (also known as a BID), with a membership that encompasses many of the Town’s businesses and retailers; including Epsom Downs Racecourse and the Borough Council. The Epsom BID Manager is Andy Wilmot who can be contacted on 01372 878524 or by email (link sends an email).
Ewell village is on the up. Successful businesses have expanded including café and sweet shop, All Things Nice. The Star, a landmark pub that has been empty for years, is now being refurbished. The village centre is beside Bourne Hall with its pond and park, library and museum. These combined with the many restaurants in the village serving Spanish, Italian, Indian and Turkish cuisine give a vibrant feel to the area. Services are also supplied through a travel shop, barbers, hairdressers, nail bars, dry cleaners, tanning shop and ironing shop. There are a wide range of independent shops including beauty shops, gift shops,, florists, electrical shops, clothes store, pet shop, a Co Op, dance wear shop, and a jeans shop.
Immediately adjoining the busy Waterloo mainline, Stoneleigh Broadway provides a tranquil haven of thriving independent shops. The shopping area is divided by the train station (Stoneleigh) with most shops to the east of the railway line. A Co-Op and a Budgens complement the range of independent shops from butchers, antique shop, clothes and jewellery, chemists, electrical shops, a library, post office, pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Most local needs are catered for on the shopping parades along the A240 Kingston Road with its post office, Aldi store, range of cafes, restaurants and takeaways and other useful retailers and services. Of particular note are the range of shops offering home improvement supplies – with electrical shops, lighting, furniture and pre-loved furniture, flooring, window shops, conservatory blinds and awnings, carpet cleaners, plumbing and heating goods.