The town is bounded by the Thames on one side and can be easily reached via the M3 motorway. The town is perhaps most well known for being home to Shepperton Studios, which has produced a number of well known films. The town has also been home to a variety of different well known individuals over the years. Visitors will find there is much to see and enjoy about the local area, including dining and pub options as well as different shops for browsing while in town. There are also numerous accommodation options for visitors staying overnight in Shepperton as well as in the immediate area.
The English town of Shepperton is located within Spelthorne borough in the area of Middlesex. To the south of the town is the River Thames. The name Shepperton is taken from words "Shepherds Town" and the name of one of the oldest streets within the area "Sheep Walk". The town of Shepperton is mentioned within the Domesday Book of 1086 however at this point it was known as Scepertone.
The church square area of the town is located next to the river and this was the original village. There was a railway station built about a mile to the north of town and this railway line connected the town with London. The railway station encouraged the town to expand to the north. Between 1894 and 1930 the town of Shepperton was part of the rural district of Staines however it was transferred to surrey in 1965 instead of becoming part of Greater London.
The Shepperton Studios are located within the town and there has a been a vast number of films made within the studios including Harry Enfield's film that was known as Kevin and Perry Go Large. The town of Shepperton was home to the author that is known as J.G. Ballard. The town was also mentioned within the H.G Wells book that was known as The War of the Worlds.
The town of Shepperton is home to the specialist music school that is known as Thamesmead School. Past students of Thamesmead School include Ben Smyth who was the bassist in the band that was known as Rooster, Richard Archer who is the lead singer with the chart-topping band that is known as HARD-Fi.