Found where the Thames meets the Wey, Weybridge is an enthralling mix of river life, cosmopolitan living, and hidden heritage. In some ways, it is a town of many centers too. While Church Street/High Street is the main hub, there are also hot spots at Queen’s Road and Oatlands Village. While it is not a big town by any stretch, there is a hefty amount packed in.
It is, of course, famous for Brooklands, which is just minutes from the town centre. The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation is home to a fascinating time capsule of a museum, with remnants of the famous racetrack looping round the site, and Mercedes Benz World and the luxurious Brooklands Hotel next door. You can even tour a Concorde at the museum, meaning with a little imagination, you can pretend that living the supersonic jet-set life is still the norm.
If you are searching for a slower pace, it is here in abundance too, with so many splendid riverside settings nearby. There is a great National Trust-recommended walk, for instance, which follows the route of the last commercial barges on the Wey Navigations Weybridge to New Haw Lock and back. It is a leisurely five-mile walk that takes you past Thames Lock, the Town Lock, and Coxes Mill among other distinctly Instagrammable sites.
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