Chesham is a market town in Buckinghamshire situated in the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns.

It takes its name from the River Chess which is a chalk stream rising from three springs in the outer vicinity of the town. It is bordered by villages and close to Amersham, Berkhamstead and Hemel Hempstead.

Historically Chesham was famed for the four Bs: boot making, beer, brushes and Baptists. Sadly, in face of fierce competition both within the UK and abroad, these industries have now disappeared but the Baptist churches remain and are still a hub of the community along with many other churches of different faiths.

Chesham has a genuine and friendly community atmosphere and offers a lot both to visitors and locals. For those interested in cultural pursuits, the Elgiva theatre provides fantastic entertainment in the form of plays, pantomines, ballets, musicals, live screenings and films.

Chesham Museum displays images and artefacts illustrating the story of the town and the history of the wealthy Lowndes family who once owned what is now Lowndes Park and the Bury in Old Chesham. The Drawing Room music venue offers regular live music performances from visiting musicians and in recent years, Chesham has hosted a music festival called Buryfest which has been enjoyed and supported by many.

For those interested in food and drink, there are two weekly markets in the town, a monthly local produce market and occasional visiting French and Italian markets. There are a lot of independent cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes and you can still find many privately owned country pubs as well as the Chiltern Brewery shop which sells ales and craft beers to drink on the premises.

For ramblers, walkers and hikers, the Chilterns is famed for being an area of outstanding beauty and there are a number of well known country walks in and around the town. The area is also popular for those who enjoying cycling and is used as a route for a number of professional cycling events.

The local town council are instrumental in organising events such as Christmas in Chesham, Bands in the Park and supporting local events in the community centres. Once a year, the schools come together to celebrate Chesham Carnival.

Slightly further afield, visitors and locals can enjoy Chenies Manor, The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Berkhamstead Castle and the local National Trust Asheridge Estate.

Chesham is easily accessible by train, car and bus. It is on the Metropolitan underground line and has easy links by car to the M1, M25 and M40. It is only a 40 minute train ride from central London.

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