Leatherhead is a town in the County of Surrey, England, on the River Mole, Surrey, part of Mole Valley district. It is thought to be of Anglo-Saxons origin.
Located in the centre of the county of Surrey and at a junction of ancient north/south and east/west communications, the town has been a focus for transport throughout its history. Initially there was the construction of the bridge over the River Mole, Surrey in the early medieval period. Later the Swan Hotel provided 300 years of service to horse-drawn coaches. In the late 20th century the M25 motorway was built nearby.

Why visit?

  • Leatherhead is a charming market town with a rich history, boasting a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Take a stroll around the town centre and explore the many historic buildings, including the Grade II listed Leatherhead Theatre and the Grade I listed St Mary and St Nicholas Church.
  • Leatherhead is the perfect place for outdoor activities, with a number of walking and cycling routes, as well as a range of water sports available on the River Mole.
  • Leatherhead is home to a number of attractions, including the Leatherhead Leisure Centre, the Leatherhead Museum and the Leatherhead Golf Club. There are also a number of events held throughout the year, such as the Leatherhead Food Festival and the Leatherhead Carnival.