Esher is a town in Surrey, England, to the east of the River Mole. Located within the Greater London Urban Area, Esher is largely suburban in character, with few high rise buildings and very short sections of dual carriageway within the ward itself. Esher covers a large area, lying between approximately 12.5 and 15.4 miles southwest of Charing Cross, its town centre around 14 miles from central London. In the south it is bounded by the A3 Portsmouth Road which is of urban motorway standard buffered by the Esher Commons.
Esher is bisected by the A307, traditional Portsmouth Road which for approximately forms its high street. Esher railway station (served by the South West Main Line) connects the town to London Waterloo. Sandown Park Racecourse is in the town near the station.