Mansion House in Nonsuch Park has been transformed into a vaccination centre for those receiving jabs to immunise them against the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Authorities announced the news Monday (January 4), advising that the park would likely appear significantly busier for many regular users in the coming days as Londoners from the area flock to the get their doses of the vaccine.

The park was once the playground and casual home of several English kings, and also hosted soldiers on its grounds due to take part in the Allied liberation of Europe during the Second World War.

It will now join many other speedily set-up sites across the UK, including Epsom Downs Racecourse, now providing vaccinations to citizens deemed the most in need of immunisation against the virus.

"Epsom and Ewell is certainly playing its part in the fight against the Coronavirus and the blight on all our lives by hosting two major vaccine centres within this borough," Cllr Barry Nash from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC)'s Community and Wellbeing Committee said.

"Nonsuch Park is open for you to enjoy and if you are visiting this fantastic green and tranquil space for physical and/or mental exercise, to walk the dog or you just want to appreciate the natural environment, please consider arriving on foot as the car parks will be exceptionally busy," he added.

Like the South-East as a whole, Epsom and Ewell is witnessing an alarming spike in new cases of coronavirus.

There were 590 new confirmed cases of the virus in the borough in the seven days up to December 29, according to Public Health England (PHE).

The rate has increased relative to the previous week too, up 21.9 per cent or 106 more new cases than there were in the previous seven days.