EPSOM is a market town in Surrey, London. The city is most famous for Epsom Derby and Epsom Salts, extracted initially from mineral waters there. Over 30 000 people live in Epsom and enjoy excellent transport links to London as well as London airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow, close access to M25 links and A3 motorways. Major employers in the town include Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and WS Atkins. The University for the Creative Arts has one of its five campuses in Epsom. Laine Theatre Arts, an independent performing arts college, is based in the town as well.
Epsom Downs Racecourse is a Grade 1 racecourse located in Epsom, Surrey, which is home of thoroughbred horse racing. The “Downs” referred to in the name is part of the North Downs. The course, which has a crowd capacity of 130,000 when taking into account people watching from the Epsom Downs, is area freely available to the public and is best known for hosting the Derby Stakes which has come to be widely referred to as The Derby. The course, owned by the Jockey Club, has enjoyed a long association with the British Royal Family, with the Queen attending most years for the Derby.
WS Atkins plc (commonly known as Atkins) is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company headquartered in London, UK. It was founded in 1938 by Sir William Atkins. The original company, WS Atkins & Partners, was established by the late Sir William Atkins in 1938 with offices in Westminster in London. In its early years, the practice specialised in civil and structural engineering design work but expanded rapidly after the Second World War into specialist services in town planning, engineering sciences, architecture and project management.
Hobbledown Children’s Farm based in Horton Lane, Epsom. Mystical farm park adventure full of adorable animals and crazy characters! As well as a large over 14 000 sq ft play barn and adventure playground, you can also explore the Hobbledown village and the animals which include sheep, rabbits, meerkats, llamas and birds. It is a place loved by school groups, families and even adults visit a farm for annual events taking place at the farm.