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A locals' guide to Surrey

"Flowing through the centre of Guildford, you can stroll along the banks of the River Wey and appreciate its charm."

Tim Pacey

"Box Hill is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on London's doorstep."

Greg Nickson

"Kingston's river side has exploded with restaurants and bars over the past few years."

Christian Dickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Surrey locals go?


A Michelin star restaurant in Ripley with delicious food. It's perfect for a special occasion.

The Talbot Inn

This fantastic gastro pub dates back to 1453 and is currently owned by Marco Pierre White - fabulous food in a lovely setting!

Toby Cottage

Sitting in Ripley Village, this restaurant is perfect for Sunday lunch with the family.

Kingfield Stadium

Home to Woking FC or fondly known as The Cardinals, going to a match is a great day out with friends or the kids.

Hoebridge Golf Centre

One of the best of the 11 golf courses within a few miles of Woking town centre!

The Grove

Gastro pub with tasty food and a large beer garden.

Guildford Castle

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Horsell Common

Just north of Woking town centre, with walks leading to Old Woking sand quarry. A great place to take the dog!

Ha Ru

One of the many authentic Korean restaurants on New Malden's High Street, which also has a takeaway service.

The Harts Boatyard

With large windows overlooking the Thames, this delightful restaurant makes it feel as if you're dining on a ship!

Clandon Park

A big country mansion house that is one of the country's most complete examples of a Palladian mansion.

David Lloyd

The best gym in Woking! Racquets, gym, pool - it has everything!


The best kebab house and restaurant in Guildford! The food is so fresh and nothing like the usual rubbish you get in a kebab shop...

Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park

Exquisitely beautiful during the summer months. Well worth a visit.

Five Guys

The best burger in Kingston, you can eat in or take it away. They also serve hotdogs and over 100 types of soft drinks.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Ripley, Send, Sutton Green, The Horsleys, West Byfleet, Woking, Mayford, Jacobs Well, Hook Heath and St Johns

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"Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey and raised by his maternal grandparents. Before becoming the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times, he used to design stained glass windows."

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Catch-A-Balls: Classes (Ages 2.5-3.5 years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Catch-a-Balls classes are ball skills and movement classes for pre-school children. We use a variety of equipment including large and small balls, hoops, scarves, balloons and beanbags. Website

The Nest: A NCT Parent and Baby Group in St. John's

St John's Memorial Hall
The Nest' is a parent and baby Group in St. John's where new parents can come and have a relaxing cup of tea / coffee and chats with other new parents about their life as new parents and the highs and lows that comes with it. For details about the 'The Nest' and the aim of this group please click here. This group is catered for new parents and their babies under 12 months of age. Website

Dorking NCT Branch Nearly New Sale APRIL 2015

North Holmwood Village Hall
We hold four Nearly New Sales each year where you can get some great bargains sell your children's old (but good condition) toys and clothes and help support the NCT too! We sell newborn and children's clothes maternity wear toys and equipment (such as prams and cots). Our sales are held at: North Holmwood Village Hall Spook Hill North Holmwood RH5 4JP NCT members get priority entry at 10:00am bring your NCT membership card with you to gain advance entrance. General entrance is at 10:15am. If you volunteer to help for more than 2 hours at the sale you get the opportunity to shop before the sale opens! Its a great perk and anyone can volunteer to help at the sales. Contact nns.dorking@nct.org.uk to register to sell or volunteer at our next sale! See our branch page on Nearly New Sales for more information: http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/dorking/nearly-new-sales . Please remember all branches are run by volunteers often pregnant or with young children and may work as well we endeavour to get back to you as soon as we possibly can but we appreciate your patience!

Thula Mama Harmony singing group for carers and babies

Thula Mama is an inspirational singing group for parents and carers of babies aged from birth to walking. We learn and sing lullabies and songs from around the world to share with our little ones. And we sing in beautiful 3-part harmony. You don't need to have any previous singing experience, just come along and enjoy sharing music with a group and with your baby. Website

Woodcraft Folk

Kingston Quaker Centre
Woodcraft Folk is the cooperative movement for children and young people. We run groups where young people meet to play games make friends and learn about big ideas from social justice to climate change through cooperative activities. Tolworth and Kingston Woodcraft Folk are now running a new children's group at Kingston Quaker Centre on Fairfield East in Kingston on Thursday evenings from 6-7.15 pm. At Woodcraft Folk we encourage every child to get involved and to feel valued. We aim to teach children independence empowerment equality and how to care for the planet. To get involved or ask any questions please contact Andy Marshall the leader of the new group on 07762 447759 or email him at Tolkingwoodcraft@gmail.com . At Tolworth And Kingston we are currently running groups for ages 6 - 9 (Elfins) and 10 - 12 (Pioneers).

Tiny Tunes

Cobham Methodist Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website
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