Amersham is not familiar to most people as a Central London tube station, and with fairly good reason. Not only is it not central, it is not even technically in London at all. A small Buckinghamshire market town in the Chilterns, Amersham would have virtually no connection to London at all were it not on the westernmost finger of the Metropolitan Line, making it the furthest station from central London on the entire tube network. Old Amersham especially is a pretty, scenic little town, about as different as possible from inner-city London. Travellers come here typically to stay in a quiet, relaxed countryish environment while still retaining relatively easy access to London as a whole.
Of the nearby Amersham hotels, the three star Crown Hotel is closest to the station. A modern-day coaching inn with crooked wooden floors and a cobbled courtyard, the Crown is the type of accommodation impossible to find in London’s centre.
The four star Kings Arms Hotel is similarly both regal and in close proximity to the tube station. The building is a beautiful Tudor-period affair, with a relaxing rustic atmosphere.
The closest of the five star Amersham hotels is the Grove, in nearby Leavesden Green. A grade II listed mansion set in a 300 acre estate, the Grove is a cosmopolitan country estate just on the inside of the M25, and providing easy access to London and Heathrow. It’s the perfect destination if your holiday is to mix city sightseeing with walks in the country.
Amersham tube station is on the bleeding edge of the London tube network, in mysterious Zone 9. It dangles on the end of the Metropolitan Line, which goes into London through Chalfont & Latimer, and thence eventually to Baker Street.
Amersham is a train and tube station in Buckinghamshire. It is at the very western end of the Metropolitan Line, a terminus, in Zone 9. It is the highest station above sea level on the whole underground system (at 147 metres or 490 feet) and the most westerly station on the network (27 miles from central London).
Amersham Station opened in 1892. The inhabitants had previously been opposed to a railway running through, feeling that it would bring ruination to their little town. However, when they saw other towns had prospered from being connected to London, they changed their minds.
Amersham Old Town is a very well preserved historic market town. It has a wide high street with pretty, half-timbered buildings and historic cottages. It has a good selection of shops including designer outlets and craft workshops. Amersham Museum is housed in a 15th century building. It has displays on local history, people and places and is family friendly. Another historic building worth seeing is the Market Hall, dating from 1682.
There is an Indoor Climbing Centre in the town which caters for all ages and abilities. The wall is 11 metres high. Shardeloes Equestrian Complex has a cross country course as well as indoor and outdoor arenas. It also has regular activities throughout the year including rally-karting, children’s parties and “pamper a pony” days. The Chiltern Pools is an aqua park with 3 flume rides, water creek, bubble pool and swimming pool.
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|4||Kings Arms Hotel||1.4km|
|3||De Vere Venues Latimer Place||3.6km|
|3||Chartridge Conference Centre||7.3km|
|3||Bedford Arms Hotel||7.5km|
|2||Long Island Hotel||10.2km|
|3||De Vere Venue Denham Grove||10.8km|
|3||Watford Croxley Green Premier Inn||12.9km|
|3||Bedford Arms Hotel||13.8km|
|3||Best Western White House Hotel||14.2km|
|3||Park Inn Watford||14.3km|
|3||Holiday Inn Express London - Watford Junction||14.4km|
|3||Jurys Inn Watford||14.5km|
|2||Travelodge Watford Central||14.5km|