Located in south-eastern Buckinghamshire and the largest town in the Chiltern District, Chesham lies in a steep-sided valley 28 miles north-west of London. Assimilating the old and the new, Chesham is a successful combination of market town, industrial centre, commuter dormitory and bustling community.
Chesham has a population of 29,000 with many residential areas, businesses, industrial centres and a pedestrianised High Street featuring numerous specialist individual shops, alongside national retailers. Chesham is a characteristic Chilterns market town, with a twice-weekly general market and a monthly local produce market. The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park and the open-air heated swimming pool at the Moor Gym & Swim are just some of the many public amenities available in the town. The town is renowned for its community spirit and there are many recreational and community groups catering to Chesham's diverse and active population.
At the end of the Metropolitan line, and yet surrounded by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chesham is a great place to begin exploring the Chilterns countryside and is the starting point for many local walks. Chesham is the first Walkers Are Welcome town in the Chilterns and is committed to promoting walking in Chesham and the Chilterns. Chesham is the birth place of the beautiful River Chess, a Chilterns chalk stream, providing wonderful scenery and wildlife habitats.