Visit Chesham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, population 23,000, is a market town in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire. Recorded history of Chesham goes back to Angle-Saxon times when it was known as "the river-meadow by the stone-pile". The Romans were here as evidenced by the remains of a villa.
The town is on the River Chess which is a chalk-stream rising from springs. In bygone years watercress was farmed on the on the fertile land around the river assisted by the clean water of the river. A little watercress can still be seen. Today trout fishing on the river is popular.
St Mary's Church dates from the 12th century. Chesham's High Street is pedestrianised. Nearby is Lowndes Park with playgrounds.
The town boasts a London Underground Railway Station near the centre. It's the last station on the Metropolitan Line. Trains arrive every half-hour. Chesham is the furthest Tube station from central London.
Luton airport is roughly 15 miles away.
Local areas: Waterside, Chesham Vale, Pond Park, Botley, Chartridge, Hill Top, Newtown, Pednor
Places: Bovingdon, Bellingdon and Amersham, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe and Hemel Hempstead.
- Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, Labour politician and founder of the National Health Service.
- D.H. Lawrence, (1885-1930) the novelist and poet
- Arthur Lasenby Liberty, founder of London's Liberty store
- Earl Mountbatten of Burma
- Thomas Harding, religious dissident (Lollard), was executed by burning at the stake in 1532.
- Stephen Fry lived in Stanley Avenue
Nearny towns: Amersham, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chorleywood, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe.
Nearby villages: Bellingdon, Chesham Bois, Bovingdon, Great Missenden
Have you decided to visit Chesham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Chesham bed and breakfast (a Chesham B&B or Chesham b and b)
- a Chesham guesthouse
- a Chesham hotel (or motel)
- a Chesham self-catering establishment, or
- other Chesham accommodation