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Staines, also known as Staines-upon-Thames, is a town that lies on the banks of the River Thames and is considered part of Greater London Urban Area despite being in Surrey. The town is close to London Heathrow Airport as well as to places like Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor. Windsor Castle is also within easy reach of Staines while Hampton Court Palace and Chessington World of Adventures are major attractions in the area. The town has been home to a variety of famous residents including the comedy character Ali G, Matthew Arnold, Richard Murdoch, Jon Tickle and Eastenders star Nina Wadia.
Staines is full of office space and buildings that are home to a number of big and small companies from a variety of industries. There are accounting firms and business consultants alongside computer service centres and counselling services. Taxi services, website design firms and software developers also share space with recruitment agencies, lawyers and graphic design firms. Siemens, Bupa, J. P. Kenny, Logica, Sony and British Gas are amongst the big names with offices in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Staines is home to a variety of entertainment with comedy lovers heading to The Turk’s Head and The Bearcat Comedy Club. Movie fans can enjoy a visit to The Electric Cinema while theatre lovers have many options including the Rose Theatre and Finborough Theatre. Restaurants here serve everything from French and Italian food to African and Chinese cuisine. La Dolce Vita is a popular Italian eatery in the area while Blah Blah Blah is the place to go for great vegetarian cooking. Ma Cuisine serves up classical French cuisine.
Bus and taxi services offer reliable ground transportation in Staines and with the M25 motorway running right through the area drivers can also get around with ease. Those looking to travel by train can use Staines Railway Station, which offers direct links to London Waterloo, Windsor and Reading. A Tube station connecting the area to London Heathrow Airport is being planned with the airport being the closest air-transport option for the area.