Is Staines-upon-Thames a nice place to live?

Is Staines-upon-Thames a nice place to live?

Its transport links, green spaces and cheaper property prices are just some of the positives. In 2015, Staines was hailed as the number one town for business creation – even beating London to the top spot. SurreyLive has come up with seven reasons why we think it’s a brilliant place to live.

Why is Staines now Staines-upon-Thames?

The Surrey town of Staines has officially changed its name to Staines-upon-Thames in an attempt to boost its riverside image. Councillors voted for the change last year after the town became synonymous with Sacha Baron Cohen’s spoof rapper Ali G.

What is Staines-upon-Thames famous for?

Notable for the tragic plane crash of 1972 which killed 118 people, its famous lino factory and, more light-heartedly, comedy character Ali G, Staines is full of historical and iconic significance.

Why was Staines renamed?

After suffering years of ridicule since Sacha Baron Cohen decided to make it the home of his creation Ali G, Staines has officially changed its name in an attempt to distance itself from the joke, to the more upmarket Staines-upon-Thames.

Is Staines Surrey or Middlesex?

Staines, town and urban area (from 2011 built-up area), Spelthorne borough, administrative county of Surrey, historic county of Middlesex, southeastern England. It is located on the left bank of the River Thames, on the western fringe of Greater London.

Does Staines have a tube station?

Ashford, Staines and Sunbury Although this wouldn’t see a physical extension of the Underground, it would mean Oyster cards could be used from these stations. However, as of yet, the campaign has failed to come to fruition and Staines and Ashford remain outside the zone.

When did Staines change its name?

20 May 2012
The town changed its official name to “Staines-upon-Thames” on 20 May 2012.

What zone is Staines-upon-Thames?

London Underground Zone 1-6 to Staines by train

Distance miles ( km)
Departure station London Underground Zone 1-6
Arrival station Staines

Is Staines a dodgy?

Staines Town A total of 1,415 crimes were reported in the town centre. Statistics showed that between February 2016 and January 2017, there were 520 reports of antisocial behaviour in the town centre, which made up almost 37% of the total crime.

Is Staines worth visiting?

Staines is home to some wonderful family attractions and beauty spots that are even more stunning when the weather is good. So we’ve put together a list of some of the ones that are definitely worth a visit on a sunny day.

Is Staines a real place?

Staines-upon-Thames is a town on the left bank of the River Thames in Surrey, England, in the borough of Spelthorne. At or near the Roman settlement of Pontibus, it became Stanes and then Staines.

How many people live in Staines-upon-Thames?

Population 18,484 (2011 Census, traditional boundaries) or 25,736 (Built-up Area, which includes Laleham)
• Density 2,352/km2 (6,090/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ045715
District Spelthorne

Where is Staines upon the Thames?

Staines-upon-Thames is a town on the left bank of the River Thames in Surrey, England, in the borough of Spelthorne. At or near the Roman settlement of Pontibus, it became Stanes and then Staines. Its borough is in the historic county of Middlesex and its two precursor districts were transferred to Surrey County Council in 1965.

What facilities are available at Staines station?

Find out everything you need to know about Staines station facilities before you travel. At most South Western Railway stations, you’ll find car parking, ticket machines and smartcard options to get you ready for your journey, as well as South Western Railway customer help points if you need a helping hand.

Are there any trains leaving from Staines station in the next 2 hours?

Check train times for any future services. There are no trains departing from this station in the next two hours. You can check train times for another station or journey. Find the station address, opening times and maps for Staines station.

Where is Egham Hythe in Staines upon the Thames?

About 3 miles north east of Staines-upon-Thames is Heathrow airport. The area across the Thames between Egham and Staines-upon-Thames town centres is a ward called Egham Hythe. Richard Murdoch, comedian, after whom Murdoch Close in the town is named.