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Coordinates: 51 ° 22 ′  N , 0 ° 22 ′  W

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Esher [ˈiːʃə] is a town in the English county of Surrey . It belongs to the Borough of Elmbridge and is located southwest of London on the River Mole not far from its confluence with the Thames on the Rythe . The population is 8387.


Esher was first mentioned in the Domesday Book and for a long time was an important stagecoach station on the road from London to Portsmouth - later the A3 expressway was built along the route. In the 16th century, King Henry VIII declared the area around Esher a royal hunting ground. Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive , had Claremont Mansion built in the Palladian style as his country house in the 18th century; the house was later used as a secondary residence by Queen Victoria. Here also lived Leopold of Saxe-Coburg before he went as king of Belgium. Victoria later made the house available to King Louis Philippe, who was expelled from France in 1848, as a residence in exile. In the 1960s, the Beatles guitarist George Harrison lived in Esher in his "Kinfauns" house, which also housed a recording studio.


Not far from the city's train station is the Sandown Park harness racing track . Also worth seeing is St. George's Church, the structure of which largely dates from the Tudor period.


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