Is it time you had an Afternoon Tea in Esher? This town, located in Surrey, South East England, is actually an outlying suburb of London. Despite this, there is a distinct countryside feel to Esher – which you can find out for yourself today!
There is no better pastime, after all, than enjoying a nice, hot brew with scones, sandwiches and cakes to hand!
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This historic settlement was once part of Anglo-Saxon England, lying within the feudal division of Elmbridge hundred. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, it went by the names “Aissela” and “Aissele”.
During the 16th century, King Henry VIII annexed several of the manors nearby to form a royal hunting ground. It later became a stagecoach stopping point for those travelling on the London-Portsmouth Road.
Esher has, at one time or another, hosted several famous people – both real and fictional! Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg lived in nearby Claremont House before becoming King of the Belgians.
Later, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle placed the murder of his character, Mr. Garcia, in and around Esher in his Sherlock Holmes mystery, “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge”.
Both George Harrison of the Beatles and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees likewise once called this area home. Now, you can appreciate its rich history and culture before or after visiting an Afternoon Tea Esher venue.