What makes living in East Molesey so great?

Published: 05 May 2020

Looking to move to East Molesey?

Molesey is a village town located within the borough of Elmbridge in Surrey. There are two distinct areas in the town - East Molesey and West Molesey. Both are situated between the Thames to the north and the river Mole and some of London’s largest reservoirs to the south and west. This charming pair of villages, so close to the Thames, have a festive air about them, it’s easy to see why people love to live here.


Both East and West Molesey are ideally situated to enjoy the pubs and restaurants that run along the river path. The River's Edge Bar and Brasserie, located within the Carlton Mitre Hotel at East Molesey, serves up classic brasserie dishes and has stunning views across the river. A short stroll takes you to The Albany, a popular waterside pub in Thames Ditton. And Thyme by the River serves food, refreshments and homemade cakes by the Thames.

Molesey has a long sporting past, and was once the bare-knuckle boxing centre of England. Today there are several rugby and football clubs, a cricket club, rowing club and athletics club in the area. There is also a swimming pool located in Dunstall Way, West Molesey.

Local amenities

The area is well connected for a quick trip to all the shopping, culture and leisure facilities in Kingston and great links to central London. Everything you need is close by including supermarkets and independent shops in the area.

Transport in East & West Molesey

  • Hampton Court Railway to Waterloo (35 mins)
  • Good local bus services including the 411 to Wimbledon, the R68 to Kew and the 461 to Chertsey



There is a primary school in East and West Molesey judged “outstanding” by Ofsted - the Orchard Infant School in Bridge Street. St Lawrence CofE Junior School, is judged as “satisfactory but improving” by Ofsted. Esher CofE (co-ed ages 11 to 16) is “outstanding” according to Ofsted, as is the other Esher comprehensive Hinchley Wood (co-ed ages 11 to 18), and there are two highly academic Kingston grammar schools, Tiffin School (boys ages 11 to 18) and Tiffin Girls’ School (ages 11 to 18).

There are top-performing private schools in Hampton, and in Kingston there is Kingston Grammar (mixed, 11 to 18).Local pre-prep schools include Emberhurst in Esher and Athelstan House in Hampton. 

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