Thames Ditton is a village in Surrey.
Drivers can reach Thames Ditton by leaving the M25 at Junction 10 or the M3 at Junction 1. Drivers travelling from London can use the A3 southbound towards Esher.
Thames Ditton is easily accessed via the South West Trains network from London's Waterloo station. Trains leave Waterloo every 30 minutes and take the same amount of time to reach Thames Ditton. Abelio Buses also run an hourly service (number 515) from Kingston to Guildford, running via Thames Ditton.
Thames Ditton also has relatively easy access from London's Heathrow Airport; TfL runs a regular bus service (muber 111) from Heathrow to Kingston, which stops at Hampton Court Green, which is a 10-15 minute walk from Thames Ditton Village. The bus journey takes at least 45 minutes.
Thames Ditton is relatively small in size and all points of interest can be easily accessed on foot.
Hampton Court Palace is within walking distance of Thames Ditton, which has events taking place all year round.
Boat hire is available from the nearby Kingston riverside during the Summer months, and is highly recommended for viewing Kingston, Thames Ditton and Hampton Court Palace from the river.
Esher Common and Littleworth Common are both nearby and are popular with walkers and horse-riders.
Thames Ditton Village is renowned for its independent, locally run shops, including a sportswear shop, a bridal shop, an art gallery and a gift shop/stitchery.
The Author recommends The Swan, a restaurant and bar with week-round service and friendly, welcoming staff and landlord. Meals and drinks are ordered and paid for at the bar, and a tab service is available. Highly recommendable are the river views, and during the Summer months it is highly advisable to grab a table within feet of the river.
The village itself also has a number of pubs serving staple dishes, as well as an Indian restaurant, The Red Rose. For quick food during the day, Nice Buns is a friendly, commendable sandwich shop in the village itself, as is The Deli at Winters Bridge Parade on Portsmouth Road.
A wider selection of restaurants is available in nearby Surbiton, Esher and Kingston.
the George and dragon has a popular two Sunday roast dinners for £13.served all day.
There is an abundance of traditional pubs in Thames Ditton, including:
A Holiday Inn has recently opened on Portsmouth Road towards Surbiton. There are also Travelodge and Premier Inn sites in nearby Kingston, as well as a number of independent hotels. Hotel Mitre is also situated directly opposite Hampton Court Palace.
Thames Ditton offers a direct train service to London, from where onward travel is almost infinite.