Pictures of East Molesey
in the county of Surrey
About East Molesey
This picturesque pleasant place is fortunate to lie between the waters of the historic River Thames and the River Mole. It is perhaps best known for Hampton Court Palace, the building started by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514.
The house is a magnificent result of the cardinal's desire for "grandeur" this gave the King considerable displeasure, thus the cardinal decided to appease the king by making him a present of the building. Since its inception Hampton Court has been the subject of many alterations and additions, but it was Henry VIII who added the spectacular Great Hall with its magnificent hammerbeam roof. It was Henry who embellished the chapel with its fine wooden fan vaulted ceiling, so artistic is this that it looks like stone.
Visitors to Hampton Court find East Molesey a prosperous place to look around, it has lovely properties from many periods, there is also a handsome church dedicated to St.Paul, this was built during the 19th century and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It is a delightful church to visit with the exterior showing a substantial tower topped by a graceful spire - these are additions of 1870. Inside visitors note a number of memorials, the most interesting is the beautiful east window of five lights, the centre light is to the memory of Marion Flockton and her baby son who both died in 1876, the four surrounding lights are in honour of Francis Jackson Kent, founder of the church who died in 1885. He was a noted towns-man and the inspiration behind the expansion of what was just a village in the 19th century.
The town has all the usual amenities of shops, supermarket, library, pubs, restaurants and inns. It also has some spectacular vantage points, such as the multi-arched bridge crossing the Thames. The side of the bridge is a pleasant place to tarry watching the life of the great river and its wildlife of swans, ducks and geese.
Hurst Park is a spacious green area bordering the Thames, the pathways here form part of the Thames Path and should you glance across the water you cannot miss David Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, built opposite. Beware though, the Thames Pathway becomes very crowded during the summer months, particularly when cyclists stop off to visit Hampton Court.
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Hotels & Accommodation in East Molesey
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Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
Located in Kingston upon Thames, 600 metres from Hampton Court Palace, HC Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms have a flat-screen TV....
More info and book online.. Price from £42.00
The Lion Gate Mews
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
The Lion Gate Mews offers self-catering accommodation in East Molesey. The apartments offer free WiFi, and private off-road parking with 24hr recorded CCTV....
More info and book online.. Price from £130.00
The Garden House
Teddington, Greater London, England (1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction NE)
Situated just off Teddington High Street and 6 minutes' walk to Teddington train station, The Garden House features free WiFi. Guests benefit from a terrace. The kitchenette has a refrigerator and a ...
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Bushy Park Lodge
Teddington, Greater London, England (1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction NE)
Set in Teddington, Bushy Park Lodge overlooks Royal Bushy Park and is located 1.4 km from Kingston upon Thames and Hampton Court. The property offers free WiFi and free parking. All units include a f...
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Teddington, Greater London, England (2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction NE)
Teddington B&B is located in Teddington, close to Twickenham, Richmond and Kingston and a short walk from the river Thames and Hampton Court Palace. It offers a beautiful spacious room in a pristine V...
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The Bear Esher
Esher, Surrey, England (2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction S)
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The Albert Mews
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Nearby travel help
|Hampton Court Station||(0.6 miles, 0.9 km)|
|Thames Ditton Station||(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction SE)|
|M3 Junction 1 (Sunbury Cross)||(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction NW)|
|M25 Junction 9||(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction S)|
|London Heathrow Airport||(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction NW)|
|East Molesey to London||(12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction NE)|
|London Gatwick Airport||(18.8 miles, 30.3 km, direction SE)|