The high street has had a lot of refurbishment over the years, providing Staines-upon-Thames with a wider range of cuisine and shops for customers. There is a local cinema and easy access to theatres in Woking, Windsor and Richmond for theatrical performances as well as music and comedy.
For a fun-filled day out for all the family, Staines-upon-Thames is 10 minutes away from Thorpe Park, or for some more relaxed family time, Staines-upon-Thames has many green open spaces nearby which are great for family walks, running and cycling. These include the Lammas Recreation Park, Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lakes and, if you head towards Egham, there is access to walks by the Air Forces Memorial and up Box Hill.
For those who like to keep fit, Staines-upon-Thames is home to a gym allowing you to stay fit and healthy at any time of the day. On the other side of Staines-upon-Thames is Spelthorne Leisure Centre, which provides a gym, pool and other indoor sporting activities. There are also several local sports clubs including rowing, sailing, athletics, football and golf. The proximity to the River Thames makes Staines-upon-Thames a popular location for water sports and the annual rowing regatta always attracts crowds to the area.
For those who want a more relaxed way to enjoy the water, during the summer months there are several boating and pleasure trips on offer. Staines-upon-Thames is also home to Staines Town F.C. who frequently host community events and also have fantastic gym facilities.
State Primary and Junior Schools in Staines-upon-Thames include Laleham Church of England Primary School, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School and Buckland Primary School.
State Secondary Schools in Staines-upon-Thames include The Matthew Arnold School, The Magna Carta School, Thamesmead School, Salesian School and The Bishop Wand Church of England School.
Private Schools in Staines-upon-Thames include St James’s School, Staines Preparatory School and Sir William Perkins School.
There are many great transport links connecting residents of Staines-upon-Thames to the rest of Surrey, London and beyond.
Staines-upon-Thames is served by its own mainline train station from which it will take you approximately 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo. From here, you can catch connecting over-ground and underground trains to the rest of London or further up the country. Staines station also has regular services to Reading and Windsor and Eton Riverside.
For those travelling by road, Staines-upon-Thames is just off junction 13 of the M25. It also has easy access to the M3, A316 and A30, meaning you have many different route options. Staines-upon-Thames is served by its own bus station taking you to Egham, Chertsey, Kingston, Ashford, Stanwell and Thorpe Park and beyond.