With plenty of inviting places to pause for refreshment, shopping is a relaxing pastime both in Old Amersham and its more modern counterpart on the hill, which grew up following the arrival of the Metropolitan Railway. Ladieswear predominates in the Old Town, with select outlets such as Jaeger and independent boutiques like Ambers, located in the former Old Mill.

In the Old Town, picturesque pubs rub shoulders with contemporary eating places, such as Gilbeys restaurant in the 17th century former grammar school or Seasons Café Deli, rated one of the Top Coffee Shops in the country.

Amersham Museum is located in a Tudor hall house in Old Amersham High Street, and tells the story of local events, places and people, with exhibits and information covering an intriguing range of topics from Amersham's religious martyrs to Dinky Toys.

Guided walks of the Old Town and its surroundings take place on selected dates.
A short walk from Old Amersham and you'll get an instant taste of the countryside - there's the 'Five Mile Walk' from Old Amersham, if you're feeling energetic – a circular route that takes you up into the hills to the south of the town. Alternatively, explore Little Chalfont Nature Park just a couple of miles from Amersham. It has been created from the original preserved natural grassland and woodland by the village community. It's a great place for picnics and there are marked paths through the woods and meadows.

The area is also an ideal home for those needing to commute or travel to the capital on a regular basis with both the Chiltern Railways line and Metropolitan underground offering frequent and speedy services to key London destinations.