The church was sold to the Diocese of Southwark after the Second World War and is now on the Registered List of Buildings of historical and architectural interest.[16]

Surbiton has three parish churches, all of which date back to the Victorian era. Two of them, Saint Mark's and Saint Andrew's, are located in the town centre. The third, Saint Raphael's, is located away from the centre towards the north, in the Kingston upon Thames postal district.

Saint Andrew's is the only Victorian church in Surbiton which has been left largely untouched. The stained glass above the chancel and both in and above the baptistry is original and was designed and produced by Messrs Lavers, Barraud and Westlake, one of the best known firms at the time. The stained glass windows in other parts of the church were donated later.[15]

Surbiton receives an offhand mention in the seventh chapter of the James Bond novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) by Ian Fleming, whilst Sable Basilisk is discussing heraldry with Bond.[12]

More information about what the girls are preparing to put themselves through in order to raise funds can be found at the Tough Mudder website here

Through successive bequests, the Church and land became the property of Captain Hon. George Savile, brother to the Sixth Earl of Mexborough, a Yorkshire family. Lady Anne Savile, daughter of the fourth Earl, lived nearby in Thames Ditton and a plaque is to be seen inside the Church commemorating her death. Unlike many other members of the Savile family buried in the vault under the High Altar, she has no known grave.

It was once home to Surbiton Studios which were owned by Stoll Pictures, before the company shifted its main production to Cricklewood Studios.

From 1998 to 2008 Surbiton hosted the first round of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) season. The Surbiton Trophy was part of the ATP Challenger Series and in 2009 the venue was moved to Nottingham as part of a reorganisation by the LTA.

More information about the charity can be found at its website here

London Buses routes 65, 71, 281, 465, K1, K2, K3 and K4 and non-TFL routes 514 and 515 serve the station.

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The bus shelter outside Surbiton railway station.

The Pre-Raphaelite painters John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910) came to Surbiton in 1851, 26 years before Richard Jefferies (1848–1887). Millais used the Hogsmill River, in Six Acre Meadow, Tolworth, as the background for his painting Ophelia.[2] Holman Hunt used the fields just south of this spot as the background to The Hireling Shepherd.[3]

In the episode of EastEnders broadcast on 23 November 2012, Ava Hartman, daughter of Cora Cross, refers to her difficulties of being a black woman growing up in Surbiton in the late 60's and 70's adopted by white parents.

The ticket office at Surbiton is open seven days a week, unlike some stations, so commuters from surrounding areas sometimes go to this station to buy and renew tickets.

Help points are available on all platforms

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Surbiton Branch Post Office, subsequently redeveloped by CNM Estates.

The guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton purchased one of his first guitars from a shop in Surbiton called Bells; the shop has since closed.[13]

The clock tower at Surbiton was built to celebrate the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII.

As a result, Kingston is now on a branch line, whereas passengers from Surbiton (smaller in comparison) can reach London Waterloo in about 15 minutes on a fast direct service; as well as places further afield, including Portsmouth and Southampton.

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The players have set themselves the target of raising £2,000 for Mind, the mental health charity on 25 September.

Surbiton is famous for Surbiton Hockey Club, which was established in 1874, and is regarded as one of the best hockey clubs in the country. Its men's and ladies 1st XIs currently both playing in their respective national premier leagues, while its youth section regularly produces players of international quality.

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The firms that will compete to secure a lucrative contract to revamp south-west London's mental health services have been revealed.

Surbiton is served by a number of regular bus services. London Buses routes 71, 281, 406, 418, 465, K1, K2, K3 and K4 all serve the area.

Surbiton railway station is a National Rail station in Surbiton, south west London, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The station is managed and served by South West Trains, and is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is considered to be one of the finest modernist stations in Great Britain[3] and is a Grade II listed building.[4]

Surbiton railway station provides rail links with London (Waterloo), Surrey and Hampshire.

Tacklebag will be at the Club selling kit, including new T-shirts, on Sunday 11th September from 9.30 until midday.

All members of Surbiton Hockey Club; the President, Trustees, employed and volunteer workers, coaches and managers, groundsmen, board members and captains are all committed to providing a safe physical and emotional environment for all those who wish to belong to the hockey family at Surbiton. Any behaviour contrary to this is taken seriously, will be reported, and will be thoroughly investigated.

Season tickets not valid in this car park

The main goods yard finally closed in 1971 with all localised freight operations then being moved to the nearby goods yard at Tolworth on the Chessington branch. The former goods yard site at Surbiton ultimately became the main station car park although some land was also subsequently developed into residential flats.

The station has four platforms on two islands. [10]

If you can’t wait to celebrate Christmas, join us for your party between 27th November and 10th December and enjoy a 20% discount on your festive menu food bill.

The subs for the 2016/17 season are now approved by the Board and available to view on the membership pages of this site.  Details will be sent to current members.  Existing Colts members can log into their database entry to view and pay their their subs which are due by 1st September; Senior members will be sent an invoice to pay nearer the start of season.

Join us for our Sponsored Fun Walk in Richmond Park in aid of Refugee Action Kingston. Go Bananas is the theme for the walk, starting from Kingston Gate at 11am, and there'll be an inflatable banana for children taking part!

Shocking footage has been released of a man being tasered by police officers after he stabbed another man in the chest outside a bank in Surbiton.

All South West Trains ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details

The new season for Colts begins on Monday 5th September.  The timetable is available to view in the Colts section of the website.

The station had a moderately sized goods yard which was situated on the eastern side of the station platforms. Two additional sidings were located on the western 'up' side of the station and were served by a short loading platform. In addition to local goods facilities, the main yard was also used as the loading point for the short lived Surbiton - Okehampton car carrier service that ran between 1960 and 1964.