1. A true shopping destination!
Guildford is widely renowned as the best luxury shopping destinations outside of London. Known for high end fashion, traditional high street names and cosy independent boutiques that will please all types of shoppers!
2. Fascinating history
Guildford’s history dates to medieval times, and this is apparent when you explore the area – expect to see a medieval castle keep, as well as architectural delights from the Jacobean, Tudor and Georgian eras. The Castle Keep in particular is a must-visit, set in stunning grounds and packed with rich history.
3. Easy commute to Central London
One point of convenience when you are located in Guildford is its easy access to Central London. Journeys to the UK capital typically take around 35 minutes, meaning doing business with London-based clients is very efficient. Even better, world-famous attractions such as the West End, O2 Arena, Wembley and Tate Modern are just a stone’s throw away.
4. The vibrant nightlife
Visit the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for some amazing pre-West End drama productions, or G Live for bands and comedians. Visit a host of trendy cocktail bars and eateries with everything from Thai to French, Chinese to Caribbean menu choices.
5. Parks, gardens and the great outdoors!
In the Surrey hills there are over 2,600 acres of parks, gardens, countryside and open spaces to explore. In total there is an impressive 78 parks with 7 of these being awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. A favourite is RHS Wisley, the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden which has a glasshouse, wooded play area for children and lots of wonderful and rare species of plant life to discover.