Ewell provides a backdrop for Whitehall centred around Park Lane and Park Road and made famous by the board game Monopoly.
Other attractions include Chessington World of Adventures offering shows rides and animal features. Another animal-centred activity is Bocketts Farm Park with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
For animals of another kind there is Sandown Racecourse with its fabulous viewing facilities - amongst the most popular racecourses in Britain.Kempton Park Racecourse is also nearby
For those enjoying a gardener's landscape, Claremont Landscape Gardens make a worthwhile visit. In addition, Wisley Gardens put on a fascinating orchid display annually. And the jewel in the crown, Kew Gardens was officially inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
There is also Kingston Museum featuring the work of Andrew Carnegie, Brooklands Museum which is a motor-racing museum, with original 1907 racing circuit, Museum of Fulham Palace,The National Army Museum, Horniman Museum & Gardens and Musical Museum where you can experience the development of automatic musical instruments through a continuous demonstration. Kew Bridge Steam Museum charts the evolution of steam power, and 7 Hammersmith Terrace houses William Morris treasures in a Georgian house.Finally you can visit Hogarths House in Chiswick which was the country home of William Hogarth, painter, engraver and satirist from 1749 until his death in 1764.
In terms of stately homes, there are many to choose from. Morden Hall Park extends over 125 acres of parkland containing parts of the River Wandle in the centre of the suburbs.Other houses of note include Carlyles House, Southside House,Hampton Court Palace, Polesden Lacey Estate,Ham House, and Hatchlands, the lovely Repton Park with fantastic interiors by Robert Adam, and decorated in a nautical theme.
Researched by BuzzPages Content Writing 2011 from various sources