Sunbury-on-Thames facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSunbury
Thames Street, Sunbury
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|Area||7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi)|
|Population||18,041 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,374/km2 (6,150/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||TQ105695|
|• London||13 miles (21 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Sunbury-on-Thames is a suburb of London in the borough of Spelthorne, in the historic County of Middlesex and administrative county of Surrey in England. It extends from the left bank of the River Thames and the south-west of the Greater London boundary and is approximately 13 miles (21 km) from Charing Cross, London. Suburban neighbourhoods make up most of its area, Lower Sunbury, added to which is part of the Metropolitan Green Belt including Kempton Park. The town centre is by the London end of the M3 motorway; elsewhere are three shopping parades and riverside public houses. In tourism, Lower Sunbury holds an annual fair and regatta each August.
Sunbury railway station is on a branch line from London Waterloo. Lower Sunbury contains most of the town's parks, pubs and listed buildings, Kempton Park Racecourse, served by its own railway station, and a public walled garden which has a large millennium tapestry in its art gallery/café. Offices and hotels form part of its labour-importing economy. Most of Sunbury's riverside forms privately owned houses or lodges with gardens, including Wheatley's Ait and Sunbury Court Island which are attached by footbridges. Many schools are based in the town including large secondary schools in the Catholic and Anglican traditions; some maintain sixth form colleges.
Sunbury adjoins Feltham to the north, Hampton to the east, Ashford to the northwest, Shepperton to the southwest and Walton-on-Thames to the south, on the opposite bank of the Thames.
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Coin from the Sunbury hoard, with design derived from Greek coins of Marseilles, with stylised head of Apollo and butting bull, 100–50 BCE.
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