Addlestone station is in northern Surrey on the Chertsey branch line, connecting with the Waterloo to Reading line at Virginia Water to the north, and with the South Western Main Line at Weybridge to the south. There are direct trains from Addlestone to Waterloo via Staines and Hounslow, but it can often be preferable to change at Virginia Water for faster services into the capital.
Arriving by train to Addlestone brings you right to Station Road, the main street of this suburban town. There you'll find all of the local businesses you'd expect - banks, pharmacies, hairdressers, takeaways and cafes - plus several supermarkets and a library. Also keep an eye out for the Crouch Oak, the town's famous 1,000-year-old oak tree, which once marked the boundary of Windsor Great Park. Locals claim Queen Elizabeth I once had a picnic beneath its branchesÉ