Tattenham Corner is a suburban village in Surrey, and as such its terminus station sees a high level of London-bound commuter traffic. Although the provision of a commuter route is the station's primary function today, it was originally built to serve the Epsom Downs Racecourse - and it remains the closest station to the racecourse today. On Derby Day the station sees a surge in traffic, with one particularly notable visitor: the Queen traditionally alights from the British Royal Train at Tatthenham Corner. In 2018, the station will become part of the Thameslink Programme, with services to Cambridge.
Also known as Tattenhams, Great Tattenham and Little Tattenham, the quaint village of Tattenham Corner developed substantially in the 20th century, with residential construction centred largely around the station. Today it is housing that dominates the area, but near to the station you'll find a small, pleasant parade of shops, cafes and restaurants.