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About Ashford

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Ashford is a town and suburb of London almost entirely in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne, but with a small part in the London Borough of Hounslow, England. Mostly residential, Ashford is 13 1⁄2 miles (22 km) WSW of Charing Cross, London, forms part of the London commuter belt, with a minor stop on the Waterloo to Reading Line (which has two branch lines) and has a long commercial high street. It is centred 2 1⁄2 miles (4 km) south of London Heathrow Airport, to which a portion of its economy relates, including business premises relating to aviation and the distribution of air freight – the main cargo depot being next to an adjoining village, Stanwell.

Historically part of Middlesex, the town's wards have been part of Surrey since Middlesex County Council was abolished in 1965. The current railway services provider uses the present or past county variously throughout its stations and trains. A leading gymnastics club, HMP Bronzefield and one of the sites of Brooklands College are in the town. Ashford Hospital is narrowly within Stanwell and began as Ashford's workhouse. Ashford Common has a parade of shops and is a more residential ward that includes part of the Queen Mary Reservoir and all of its related water treatment works, which is contiguous with and subsidiary to the town itself.



Ashford Travel Links

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Railway -
Ashford is on the Waterloo to Reading Line, with South Western Railway stopping services from London Waterloo on two of its three routes, those to Windsor & Eton Riverside and to Weybridge on the South Western Main Line via the Chertsey Line. These two routes split after Staines. The third route forms the second main line run by the company, with quicker trains available from the next stations east and west. The station is referred to in timetables as either Ashford (Surrey) or Ashford (Middlesex), in order to avoid confusion with Ashford International station in Kent.

Roads -
Not far north of the station is the A30 dual carriageway, which marks much of Ashford's northern border. It follows the old route from London to Devon and Cornwall. The alignment of this road is WSW–ENE. A straight relief road, roughly WNW–ESE, was built by the Hampton and Staines Turnpike Trust. Now the A308, it has become a dual carriageway from Sunbury Cross to the junction with the A30 at Staines. This road marks some of the town's southern border. Ashford is close to the M25, M3 and A3 roads.

Buses -
The town is on Hallmark Connections route 555 from Heathrow Airport to Walton-on-Thames, on three Transport for London routes, the 117, 216 and 290, also serving Isleworth, Kingston upon Thames and Twickenham respectively, and more occasional routes, including special school services run other operators.



Taxi Firms in Ashford

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With so much to do within Ashford and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Ashford is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Ontime Cabs, Ashford Taxis and Express Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Ashford

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Travelodge Sunbury, near Ashford -
Off the M3 motorway, this roadside hotel is 4 miles from Hampton Court Palace and 4.9 miles from Twickenham Stadium. The straightforward rooms offer custom-designed beds, limited free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Family rooms add sofa-beds. Children age 15 and under stay free in their parents’ room. There’s a casual cafe/bar offering an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and simple dinners (kids eat free). Parking is available for a fee.

The Swan Hotel Staines, near Ashford -
A 16th Century hotel in Staines, The Swan sits serenely on the Thames, serving up blissful river views, fine food, delicious drinks and stylish accommodation. Recently refurbished to supreme standards, it’s a place where old and new come together to stunning effect. This stylish pub with rooms overlooks the River Thames. It's a 12-minute walk from the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre and 1.9 miles from Runnymede. The 11 chic, colourful rooms are individually styled with antique-style furnishings, each equipped with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some rooms have river views, and upgraded rooms feature Victorian-style baths. The casual pub/restaurant offers an eclectic menu of Modern British fare, plus dining by the water. The cosy, buzzy bar serves local ales and has TVs tuned to sports channels.

The Warren Lodge Hotel, Shepperton near Ashford –
The hotel located in Church Square, Shepperton enjoys one of the most beautiful riverside locations on the Thames. Despite its tranquil location, the Hotel is just minutes from M25/M3/M4/M40, 20-minute drive from Heathrow Airport and 45-minute drive from Gatwick Airport. Train services from Shepperton or nearby Walton-on-Thames serve Central London and you can be in the heart of the capital within 45 minutes. The Hotel is ideally situated for visits to Hampton Court, Windsor, Kew Gardens, Twickenham, Legoland, Chessington, RHS Wisley, Brooklands, Mercedes-Benz World and Wimbledon. There are also numerous race courses and golf clubs within a short distance to make the Hotel a superb place for a leisure break. If a budget hotel on an industrial estate or motorway link road is what you are looking for then the Warren Lodge Hotel is not going to be for you. If, however, you value true hospitality with a scenic location then we are the perfect place for you. As you sit on the River Terrace on a summer’s evening with a glass of wine in your hand you will find it difficult to imagine that you are so close to London.

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Places to Get Married in Ashford

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Ravens Ait Kingston, near Ashford -
Your Unique Island Experience. Our stunning two-acre island is dedicated to private bespoke events. Whether you are looking to host a wedding to remember or a conference with a difference, Ravens Ait is the perfect venue. Situated on the river in Kingston upon Thames and within easy reach of London and Heathrow, it is perfectly placed to host all manner of stunning events. A picturesque setting for any fairy-tale wedding, our island in the Thames is perfect for creating a day to remember. With a beautiful backdrop, unique riverside spaces, and an experienced team of wedding coordinators, your wedding day will be more incredible than you could ever have imagined. Our stunning marquee provides a romantic atmosphere with a fairy light canopy and stunning views of the sun setting over the River Thames and Hampton Court grounds. Located at the head of the island nestled within our landscaped front lawns surrounded by a wooden decking with the backdrop of the River Thames. It provides a unique and stylish space for your perfect day.

Hampton Court House Hampton, near Ashford -
Say ‘I do’ at Hampton Court House and have the most special day of your life at one of England’s most glamorous and romantic wedding venues. Set in eight acres of magical 18th century gardens, it is a hidden gem located opposite the world-renowned Hampton Court Palace. Surrounded on all sides by royal parkland, Hampton Court House offers absolute exclusivity and privacy allowing you to feel at home. The unique gardens are a sensory delight; palm trees rustling in the breeze, rabbits lazing in the sun, swans gracefully gliding across the heart-shaped lake. Whether your plans for the big day are to spend the entire day at the house or if you're looking for the perfect venue to host your reception, we're able to offer complete flexibility and work with you to make your dreams come true. Our grand hall, overlooking Bushy Park, is licensed to host civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests; the matching marble fireplaces and chandeliers also make this a beautiful space for more intimate ceremonies. Every one of our couples is different. That’s why we offer a number of rooms and outdoor areas where you can choose to hold your own unique wedding reception. The Victorian picture gallery, complete with 10m high ceilings, is a magnificent room for a wedding breakfast and can seat 150 guests. The enchanting conservatory leading out to the stunning patio garden is the perfect space for you to dance the night away with your guests.

Pembroke Lodge Richmond, near Ashford -
A unique Grade II listed Georgian Mansion situated at the highest point of the largest Royal Park within London. Pembroke Lodge has been lovingly restored by The Hearsum Family Limited to provide two fully fitted banqueting suites and award-winning tea rooms. The only licensed venue within a London Royal Park and located in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with outstanding photographic opportunities and spectacular views over the Thames Valley. Pembroke Lodge has hosted weddings for over 50 years and is one of very few venues offering a truly complete service from a very experienced team. The team includes three full time Wedding administrators able to assist with any planning aspects of your day and three Banqueting managers who host the main meetings, tastings and weddings (being present on the day from start to finish whilst acting as Master of Ceremonies). Richmond Park is one of the most treasured open spaces in London, the Lodge wholeheartedly believes in supporting the park with just under 10p from every pound spent at Pembroke Lodge going towards maintenance and general upkeep of the park.



Event Management in Ashford

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Complete your event in Ashford with DarkStar Discos. We are the Ashford marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can greatly reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For expert event management, contact DarkStar Discos, the Ashford marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Ashford

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The Ash Tree, Ashford -
A friendly pub in Middlesex, The Ash Tree serves up Fuller’s ales and delicious pub food in a welcoming atmosphere. From the menu of no-nonsense pub food to the sunny beer garden, it’s a popular place to relax and catch live music and sport. On the menu you’ll find a mouth-watering selection of familiar pub food classics. Burgers, steak, fish and chips - they don’t like to disappoint here at The Ash Tree. The outstanding Fuller’s cask-conditioned ale makes the perfect accompaniment to your meal, but if you prefer something other than a pint, you’ll find a wide range of bottled cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks at the bar.

The Indian Ocean, Ashford -
Indian Ocean is a contemporary restaurant designed to make you feel relaxed and to enjoy a fine dining experience. Their aim is to create and maintain delicious cuisine prepared lovingly by highly-skilled and experienced chefs. They use only the finest and freshest ingredients. You can be assured that your meal will be served to an impeccable standard by courteous staff in a friendly atmosphere.

M2 Pizza Pasta, Ashford -
M2 Pizza Pasta is a small family run restaurant which began its trade in Ashford (Middlesex) during May 2000. M2 Pizza Pasta endeavours to keep in touch with the traditional roots of true Italian cuisine. This, coupled with the warm and family friendly atmosphere, has been the key ingredient in the restaurant ever growing popularity. For a truly authentic Italian experience, a visit to M2 Pizza Pasta is a must!



Top Things to do in Ashford

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Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford -
Discover a Jacobean house with a Medieval hall and lose yourself in the incredibly beautiful gardens and ancient parkland. Fabulous events and workshop programme throughout the year. Gardens open daily: 1st March- 1st November 1pm-6pm Guided House Tours and Visitor's Tearoom open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 25th March- 2nd October 1pm-5pm

Thorpe Park, near Ashford -
Thorpe Park Resort, commonly known as Thorpe Park, is a theme park located between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey. It is operated and owned by Merlin Entertainments. Home to over 30 thrilling rides, attractions & live events. Thorpe Park Resort is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers featuring some of the UK's most popular roller coasters. Reach new heights with Stealth the UK's fastest roller coaster launching riders to 205ft at 80mph in just 2.5 seconds. Take flight on The Swarm the UK's only winged coaster or face one of Jigsaw's most twisted traps with Saw - The Ride the world's first horror themed roller coaster featuring a 100ft "beyond-vertical" drop.
Godstone Farm, near Ashford -
Raise your hands, hooves or paws if you’re up for a day of animal antics at Godstone Farm! Playing and feeding, as well as a trip to the ‘creature cave’, make it perfect for curious critters. Indoors or outdoors, there’s something fun to throw the kids into like the indoor soft play barn with a special toddler area. It’s got lots of thrills to fill an afternoon, including daring slides for slightly older farmhands. Inside you’ll also find Wiglets Play Village which is packed with role play and foam balls. Next, venture outside and find an adventure playground with sand pits, zip wires and a dinosaur trail where you can meet a T-rex and dig for fossils. Then, of course, let's get to those cute creatures; meet and feed bunnies, ducks and more, or explore the ‘creature cave’ where creepy beasts lie in wait!



Ashford Today

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Ashford consists of relatively low density low and medium rise buildings, none of them being high rise. If excluding apartments (at the last census 27% of the housing stock) most houses are semi-detached. Ashford is defined along its northern edge by a dual carriageway and extends no more than 1⁄4 mile (400 m) beyond another parallel to the southern boundary. It centrally includes a short section of another and has a driving test centre that serves a wide area. Junctions of the UK's motorway network are 3 1⁄2 miles (5.6 km) and 2 miles (3 km) from its borders and it has along the two main dual carriageways official dealers of Ford, Citroën and Suzuki. On two of the eight chief compass points the town is buffered by green space which covers just over 1 square mile (2.5 km2) and includes The Princes Club, Bedfont Lakes and Shortwood Common.

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