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Epsom is a town in the borough of Epsom and Ewell in Surrey, England. The town is located 16 miles (26 km) south-south-west of Charing Cross, within the Greater London Urban Area. The town lies on the chalk downland in the valley of Epsom Downs, and is home to the eponymous racecourse, which holds the world-famous Epsom Derby every year.
Owing partly to its position in the London commuter belt allowing easy access to the Greater London conurbation to the north and the rolling Surrey countryside to the south, the borough of Epsom and Ewell was named in August 2005 by Channel 4's Location, Location, Location as the "Best Place to Live" in the United Kingdom, and ranked at numbers 8 and 3 in subsequent years.
Epsom and Ewell was ranked in the top ten of the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2011.
The A24 passes through the centre of the town and the M25 motorway can be joined at Junction 9 Leatherhead, via the A24 south. The B280 runs from Epsom (West Hill) through Malden Rushett (A243) to Oxshott.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsom
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