Kempton Park racecourse is located on the border of Greater London. The course itself is positioned on a 210-acre grassland site, which is bordered by beautiful, picturesque woodland and has a number of lakes in the middle.
Local businessman S. H. Hyde leased the grounds in 1872 before opening it as a racecourse six years later and it has been used as such ever since. The course was closed for nearly a year as of May 2005 and was later reopened as a brand new all-weather synthetic track with floodlights, which allows racing to take place in all but the most severe of weather conditions.
Kempton is in a fantastic location for access as it is less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3, which can be accessed via Junction 12 of the M25. Not only this but it is just a 25-minute drive form Heathrow and 45 minutes from Gatwick, for those who want to visit as soon as they land. Kempton Park has its own train station on site, which is just 200 yards from the main entrance and is served by direct and frequent trains from London Waterloo.