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Located on the south-western fringe of Greater London, near Surrey, the town of Chessington is best known as the home of one of Europe’s top theme park resorts. Chessington World of Adventures has been welcoming visitors for years at its famous zoo, theme park and Sea Life Centre. Hotels within the resort itself include the Safari Hotel and the Azteca Hotel, which are both rated four stars and are crammed with fun, adventure and family-friendly charm.
If laughs, screams, fun and ice creams are high on the agenda during your short break, you should know that Chessington hotels are also handy for visits to Thorpe Park and the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, both of which are less than a 45-minute drive from Chessington.
Country walks, historic churches, and shopping are also on the agenda for visitors to Chessington.
To book cheap hotels in Chessington you should act early to secure low prices and to guarantee availability. The area’s hotels will be especially busy during peak periods for the Chessington World of Adventures resort, which include the summer holidays from school, half-term breaks, the Easter and Christmas holidays, as well as Bank Holidays and most weekends.
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Around the town of Chessington you’ll find budget hotels operated by brands such as Premier Inn and Travelodge. These provide good-value accommodation and offer adequate facilities for all of your family’s needs. Hotels in the nearby areas of Kingston-upon-Thames and Epsom are also handy for adventures in and around the area. Kingston-upon-Thames is a 15-minute drive from Chessington, while visitors staying in Epsom can reach the theme park resort in just 10 minutes by road. Public transportation serves all of these areas and you can reach the parks with ease.
There are two hotels within Chessington World of Adventures. The Safari Hotel offers themed rooms, free WiFi, and a host of facilities within minutes of all the resort’s attractions. Temple ruins provide the themed backdrop for the more recently opened Azteca Hotel, and little adventurers will go wild for the splash zone and fun bedrooms.
There’s never a dull moment in Chessington. Discover the area’s best attractions with our guide on what to see...
Top five attractions
Chessington World of Adventures
With a theme park, zoo and aquarium, this resort is one of Europe’s best. Whether it’s fun in the summer sun or seeing Father Christmas during the festive season, the whole family enjoy this attraction. Opening times are limited during winter so check ahead before booking your hotel.
Just 30 minutes by road from Chessington are the thrills of the Thorpe Park Resort. From white-knuckle roller coasters to gentle carousels for the littlest members of the group, there’s something for everyone.
A 45-minute car journey from Chessington, this resort is devoted to everyone’s favourite plastic bricks. There are many rides, attractions and shows for all ages.
Hampton Court Palace
Slam the brakes on and change the pace of your short break at this gloriously sedate and richly lavish building. Hear all about Henry VIII, who wed a number of his many wives here.
Jump aboard a train at one of Chessington’s two railway stations and be in central London in under 40 minutes. The treasures of the capital include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, museums, parks, art galleries and the theatres of the West End.
Family fun never takes a break at Chessington World of Adventures, though there is plenty more going on nearby throughout the year…
Epsom Derby; June: Epsom Downs Racecourse is the stage for one of the greatest horse races in the world. It takes 20 minutes to travel by road between the famous racing venue and Chessington, so hotels will be in demand all around the area during this weekend of racing.
Kingston Regatta and River Festival; July: Hundreds of rowing races bring excitement to the Thames during the annual Regatta, which sits alongside the joyful events of the River Festival.
Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures; October: The resort puts on its most frightening cloak and begs visitors to enter for ghoulish adventures. There is plenty going on during this spooky holiday.