Hersham is a charming little station in Surrey, with views over fields, the River Mole and a local golf course. Opened in 1936, it provides services to London Waterloo and Woking to commuters based in Hersham itself - just under a mile to the south - and the southeast parts of Walton on Thames. The journey to Waterloo takes about 50 minutes.
The heart of the town is Hersham Green, which hosts regular local events in the summer months, and is surrounded by local shops and a few pubs. The green rather sets the tone, as Hersham is surrounded by fields and meadows, with the River Mole weaving a path through them; it's a good starting point for riverside walks. In terms of rail trivia, Hersham has a rather royal ace up its sleeve: it was here that the young Queen Victoria saw her first steam train, an event she diligently recorded in her diary.