Tattenham Corner shown within Surrey
|OS grid reference|
|District||Reigate and Banstead|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Epsom and Ewell|
Tattenham Corner is a small town in Surrey, UK, located inside the M25 motorway thus being part of the London commuter belt. It is home to the Epsom Downs Racecourse. The location is to the west of the A240, with the M25 approximately five miles to the south. Neighbouring towns are Epsom and Ewell whilst villages close by include Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Kingswood, Burgh Heath and Banstead. The built up area is dwarved by the expanse of the racecourse.
Tattenham Corner railway station is where Queen Elizabeth II used to be dropped off by the Royal Train on race days, and is in fact closer to the racecourse than Epsom Downs railway station. There are several bus services going through the area, towards Epsom, Sutton or Redhill. In 1993 it was the site of a train crash, where a driver several times over the then legal drink-drive limit failed to stop the train at the buffers, crashing into the station-hut.
The buildings in the area appear to be of early twentieth-century origin, and there is a parade of shops to the east of the station, providing many local facilities and supplies. There is a local library branch in Tattenham Corner.
As with many localities in the Home Counties, Tattenham Corner is not defined by clear or rigid boundaries, and the residential areas could be said to be part of Tadworth, Burgh Heath, Nork or even Epsom. Other local areas include Langley Vale and Great Tattenhams.
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