Trains first came to Weybridge in 1838 as part of the London and Southampton Railway, but the town's main contribution to transport history didn't happen on the tracks. It took place just to the south of the station, where the early decades of the 20th century saw the opening of the legendary Brooklands racing circuit. The first of its kind in the world, Brooklands hosted races from 1907 until WW2, and visitors can still explore sections of its banked oval. The Brooklands Museum covers aviation as well as motoring, for this was also one of Britain's major plane-building centres from WW1 until the 1980s.
Weybridge town lies mainly to the north of the station, with the main shopping area around Church Street a 20-minute walk or seven minutes by bus. Not far from the shops, pubs and restaurants of Church Street is a footpath alongside St James' Church that leads to Churchfields wildflower meadow; an unusual but quite beautiful attraction.