September 17, 2019

24 Hours in Cheam

One perfect day of dining on local delicacies and exploring all that this town next door has to offer.

It doesn’t tend to feature highly on many tourist’s itineraries, but this quaint town perched on our Surrey borders has plenty going for it. So much so that we’ve put together our top recommendations for spending a whole twenty-four hours in the conveniently close by Cheam… 

Rise n’ Shine

La Petite Boulangerie – the little bakery for those that can’t remember their high school French – is where you can dine on pure butter patisseries and artisan baguettes this side of the French border. Whatever sugar-meets-butter combo you prefer, enjoying breakfast here will ease you sweetly into the day ahead. 

La Petite Boulangerie
53 The Broadway

Getting Cultural

What looks like an ancient thatched house from the bygone age, is in fact just that. Whitehall is the heart and soul of Cheam Village – and was once the location of Cheam School, where the one and only HRH Prince Philip attended. There’s plenty more historical heritage to discover, but we won’t spoil all the secrets… 

Whitehall Museum
1 Malden Road

Retail Therapy

Spend the morning perusing some of Cheam’s finest independent shops. Start with a trip to Ross & Brown for some interior inspiration with a Scandi vibe, then head a few doors down to Dragonfly to browse their shop full to the brim of luxury gifts and unusual knick-knacks. Don’t forget to pop along to Cheam Sports Shop, a throwback treasure trove of proper kit and equipment – they don’t make them like they used to… 

Ross & Brown
23 Station Way

Read our chat with Peter Ross, one half of the team behind this local interior brand, here.

1 Station way

Cheam Sports Shop
9 The Broadway

Lunch Like a Local

 It turns out they’re quite a fan of French cuisine over in this ‘hood, aren’t they? Next up, it’s onto Love Crèpe, because what’s not to love about these flat and frilly beauties. Squirt on the lemon and a thick sprinkling of sugar or load it with smoked salmon and whipped cream cheese. 

Love Crèpe
26 High Street

At One with Nature

 It’s now time for a stroll, so let’s head on over to Nonsuch Park – a place you can never get bored of. It’s no wonder locals travel from across the boroughs to visit; there’s none such place like it. If all the walking leaves you feeling weary, plonk yourself down on a patch of greenery.

Nonsuch Park
23 Ewell Rd

Tea & Cake

 Whilst you’re in the park, stop by the pantry for a slice of cake and a cuppa. Just sit back and admire the lush green scenes.

Nonsuch Pantry Cafe
Nonsuch Place, Ewell Rd

Paint or Pamper?

 Maybe you fancy painting some pottery or maybe you fancy a primp and pamper session – we’ll let you decide how to spend the afternoon. 

Village Ceramics
31 Station Way

Relaxation Rooms
16a Ewell Rd

Before You Go

Although Cheam boasts a long list of eateries, a takeout from Sushi Tama is how we like to end the day. Who doesn’t love salmon sashimi from the comfort of their own sofa? Sushi Tama might just be Cheam’s best kept secret…

Sushi Tama
21 Station Way

For Next Time…

Greensleeves and Forget Me Not for all your floral needs. Bouquets, seasonal bedding plants and more.

Nonsuch Palace Gallery and Museum for when you feel like swotting up.

Village Bakers for those perfect slices of sourdough, oven baked bloomers and selection of savouries.

Dance Options for transforming your toe tapping into a tango, nothing is impossible.

Words by
Faye Hardy

Illustration & Photography
Nina Matilde Elstad

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