The Dittons area guide

Thames Ditton and Long Ditton sit between Esher and Surbiton on the River Thames in the borough of Elmbridge. Thames Ditton has a large inhabited island on the river but is otherwise on the southern bank, located just over 12 miles from central London.

The heart of Thames Ditton village is the high street and shopping area surrounded by residential, schools and sports areas. Its riverside is situated opposite the Thames Path and Hampton Court Palace Gardens and golf course in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Thames Ditton joins Long Ditton and Weston Green in occupying the land between Surbiton, Esher and East Molesey.


Thames Ditton sits partly within a conservation area. The village high street retains a a number of shops and convenience stores as well as other amenities. In nearby Summer Road there is a newsagents, convenience store, dry cleaners and an interior designer. There are four pubs in the village, two with riverside frontages.

At Winter’s Bridge on the Portsmouth Road there is a small parade of shops that includes a nationally recognised patisserie and chocolatier. There is another off-licence, a pharmacy and newsagent on Thorkhill Road, formerly Workhouse Lane.

The village has a Residents’ Association, which was formed in 1934. The Residents’ Association holds all three seats for the ward on Elmbridge Borough Council, and the Surrey County Council seat for the Dittons.

A small United Reformed Church was added in the 19th century. The Vera Fletcher Hall “The Theatre in Thames Ditton” is located on Embercourt Road, near Thames Ditton railway station. There is also an old historic village hall.


Long Ditton Infant And Nursery School
Ditton Hill Road, Surbiton, KT6 5JB

Thames Ditton Infant School
Speer Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0NW

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School Thames Ditton
Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton, KT7 0LP

The Orchard Infant School
Bridge Road, East Molesey, KT8 9HT

Thames Ditton Junior School
Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, KT7 0BS

Emberhurst School
94 Ember Lane, Esher, KT10 8EN

Weston Green Preparatory School
Weston Green Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0JN

St Lawrence CofE Aided Junior School East Molesey
Church Road, East Molesey, KT8 9DR

Hampton Court House
Hampton Court House, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, KT8 9BS

St Alban’s Catholic Primary School
Beauchamp Road, East Molesey, KT8 2PG

Long Ditton St Mary’s CofE (Aided) Junior School

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