Chesham Tourism

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Chesham (/ˈtʃɛʃəm/, local /ˈtʃɛsəm/, or /ˈtʃɛzəm/) is a market town in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England. It is located 11 miles south-east of the county town of Aylesbury. Chesham is also a civil parish designated a town council within Chiltern district. It is situated in the Chess Valley and surrounded by farmland, as well as being bordered on one side by Amersham and Chesham Bois. The earliest records of Chesham as a settlement are from the second half of the 10th century although there is archaeological evidence of people in this area from around 8000 BC. Henry III granted the town a royal charter for a weekly market in 1257. The town is known for its four Bs, usually quoted as:- boots, beer, brushes and Baptists. Chesham's prosperity grew significantly during the 18th and 19th centuries with the development of manufacturing industry. In the face of fierce competition from both home and abroad all these traditional industries rapidly declined. The ready availability of skilled labour encouraged new industries to the town both before and after the end of the Second World War. Today employment in the town is provided mainly by small businesses engaged in light industry, technology and professional services. From the early part of the 20th century onwards there has been a considerable expansion of the town with new housing developments and civic infrastructure. Increasingly Chesham has also become a commuter town with improved connection to London via the London Underground and road networks. The town centre has been progressively redeveloped since the 1960s and was pedestrianised in the 1990s. The population of the town has increased to slightly over 20,000 but further growth has been restricted because the area forms part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.

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Facts and Stats for Chesham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chesham

    Know the pollution level of Chesham before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.79 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Chesham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chesham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chesham.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.93 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.36 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Chesham - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chesham is 192.73 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.19 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.11 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.09 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.88 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.63 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chesham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chesham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 97.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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