17 July 2020/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide – Chessington

Commercial properties to rent in Chessington

Chessington in an industrial area in the southwest London borough of Kingston upon Thames. Barwell Business Park stretches 400,000 sq ft and has great transport links; being just three miles from the M25 and 13 miles from the M3. There’s also the Chessington Industrial Estate on Lion Park Avenue. The gated development is made up of eight units and is available for workshop and office use, as well as industrial purposes. Chessington is approximately a 50-minute drive and 40-minute train journey to central London.

Nestled between neighbouring settlements, Ewell, Tolworth and Surbiton, Chessington is also largely a suburban area that underwent much of its development in the mid-20th century. This was fuelled by the opening of the Kingston by-pass in 1927. Hook is widely considered to be the central hub in Chessington, as here you will find Hook and Chessington Library and most of the shops.

Chessington is also home to London’s only theme park, Chessington World of Adventures. The popular resort, which also includes a zoo and hotel complex, sees an annual attendance of around 1.67 million visitors. The mansion at the resort, Burnt Stub, was built in 1348 but didn’t gain public access until 2003.

Chessington’s impressive portfolio of industrial properties to let and fantastic transport links to central London could make it the perfect place to set up your business. This area guide provides all you need to know about living and working in Chessington.

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Travel and transport in Chessington

Chessington has two train stationsChessington’s two railway stations, Chessington North and Chessington South are half a mile apart and operate South Western Railway services to London Waterloo every half-hour. Chessington South is the end of the line and the nearest train station to Chessington World of Adventures.

Chessington is well connected by buses There are a number of daily bus services that link Chessington to the surrounding areas. The 71 starts at Chessington World of Adventures and takes you to Cromwell Road Bus Station in Kingston. There’s also the 467 that travels southeasterly to Epsom Hospital.

Chessington is close to the M25Chessington is roughly four miles from junction 9 of the M25, therefore it’s easily accessible to many destinations by road. Located on the A243 Leatherhead Road, it’s close to the A3, which connects London and Portsmouth.

It takes 30 minutes to reach the UK’s two busiest airportsTravelling by car is the quickest way to Heathrow Airport, but you can also take the 465 to Kingston Station and then the X26 to Heathrow Central. Being the busiest and largest airport in the UK, Heathrow serves 203 destinations in 84 countries.

Chessington is also a 30-minute drive to Gatwick Airport. You can take a train from here to Chessington via Clapham Junction in just over an hour.

Offices to rent near Chessington

Retail units to rent near Chessington

Great places to eat in Chessington

Discover more places to eat in Chessington here.


Chessington has some great facilities

There are over five gyms in and around Chessington, including:

  • The Real Gym
  • Go Fit Go Box Gym
  • Tolworth Recreation Centre
  • YMCA Surbiton
  • Nescot Gym

Find more places you can keep fit here.

Does Chessington have banks and post offices?While there aren’t any banks in Chessington, you can head to nearby Epsom and Surbiton for your selection of all the major high street banks. You can reach both in around ten minutes by car.

There are two post offices, one is located on Hook Road and the other is on North Parade.

Chessington has lots of places to buy groceriesThere’s a Sainsbury’s Local nearby Chessington North station and another in Hook. Here you’ll find most of the area’s shops including a local convenience store, Tesco Express, and an Asian Grocery Shop. For your larger shopping needs, you can head to Lidl, Sainsbury’s in Surbiton or M&S in Tolworth.

While Chessington is a hotspot for industrial activity, it doesn’t offer quite so much on the shopping front. However, there are plenty of bustling high streets packed with our retail favourites a close drive away. For instance, Epsom’s Ashley Centre and Kingston’s The Bentall Centre, which can be reached in 10 and 20 minutes respectively. These large shopping centres are home to everything from Apple and 02 to H&M and Zara.

Retail properties to let near Chessington


Commercial real estate agents operating in Chessington

  • Altus Group
  • Bridger Bell Commercial
  • Michael Rogers LLP
  • Parry & Drewett
  • Colliers International

Realla has lots of great commercial properties in and around Chessington – here’s a selection

Barwell Business Park

Leatherhead Road

Kiln Lane

Downs Farm

The Joinery Workshop

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Commercial properties to let in Chessington

Offices to let near Chessington

Shops to let near Chessington

Industrial units to let in Chessington

Meet the neighbours – here are a few businesses based in Chessington

  • Sega Amusements Europe
  • Digital Audio Research Ltd
  • London Wall Design
  • Starpoint Electrics Ltd
  • Stainless Steel Reinforcement Ltd

Industrial properties in Chessington

Barwell Business Park – B8 and B2

Barwell Business Park – B2

Leatherhead Road – B2

Leatherhead Road – B2

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Interesting facts about Chessington

Chessington has had its fair share of notable residents. One of these is Enid Blyton, the author of some of the world’s best-selling children’s books, including the Secret Seven and the Famous Five. There’s also Sir Bob Geldof. The Irish singer-songwriter and political activist lived at Barwell Court, with other members of his band, The Boomtown Rats, for two years in the late 1970s.

Chessington Hall was built in the early 1500s. From the 1750s, it was home to Samuel Crisp, a famous playwright, most well-known for Virginia. English satirical novelist and playwright, Fanny Burney, frequented the hall and wrote some of her second novel, Cecilia, in its summerhouse.

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