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Alton

Charming countryside surroundings and speedy links into London

"Guildford Castle has beautiful landscaped gardens that are lovely in the sunshine."

Greg Nickson

"Breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

Greg Nickson

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

Tim Pacey

What is your favourite place?

Where do Alton locals go?

Rowhill Nature Reserve

Beautiful woodland close to Aldershot.

The Donkey

This pub's food and drinks are wonderful! Great hospitality too.

The Inn on the Lake

This delightful country pub has an incredible outside seating area, which makes for a lovely setting in the summer.

Watts Gallery

A lovely art gallery with a coffee shop showcasing incredible artworks.

Godalming Farmers' Market

The last Saturday of every month 10am - 4pm. Fantastic local produce and tasty treats.

The Withies Inn

A rustic 16th century pub with a thatched roof in a stunning rural setting.

Loseley Park

A beautiful manor house surrounded by parkland, which forms an impressive wedding venue as well.

Surrey Sports Park

A state-of-the-art sports complex in the heart of Guildford that is used by the Harlequins as their main training facility. A great place to work up a sweat, whether it be 5-a-side football or hitting the weights!

Black Bison

Eton Mess and chargrilled pineapple from Black Bison - they also serve delicious steak!

The White House

Great sharing platters, selection of beers and a charming terrace by the River Wey.

The Wey Navigation

Picturesque spot for picnics and boat watching moments from Guildford Station.

The Britannia

The best pub in Guildford with a great riverside location and brilliant food. It also allows dogs!

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

The Snooty Fox

A fantastic sandwich bar in Shalford where I grab lunch if i'm out and about.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

West End shows often do their pre and post tours here, so you can see the best shows without having to pay the West End prices!

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"In September 1881, Godalming led the world! It was the first town in the world to have installed a public electricity supply. It was powered by a water-wheel located at Westbrook Mill."

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Highgate Ballet School

Highgate Ballet School
Highgate Ballet School Ltd. was founded in 1995 in Highgate village by Julie Cronshaw FISTD and provides the highest quality ballet and pre-ballet classes in a positive and inspiring learning environment. The school offers recreational ballet classes to children ages 3 - adult,pre-vocational programmes from ages 9+ in Cecchetti Method and non-syllabus classes, GYROKINESIS ® body conditioning and contemporary dance. There are various times for the lessons. Website

Crafty Chefs Barnet


We offer fun and creative children's cooking classes and workshops based in North London. We support cooking at schools, nurseries and children's centres. We also take bookings for cooking, chocolate and afternoon tea parties. Website

NCT Bumps & Babies group

St Andrews Church Hall
A lovely friendly group for non-walking babies we met every Monday morning even during the holidays Lots of mats blankets and toys for the babies to play on. Just £1 towards hall, refreshments provided. Website

NCT Bumps & Babies

Trinity Centre Trinity Churchyard
A group for expectant mums and parents with young babies (generally up to walking). Come along for a hot drink and chat with other local parents while the babies play on the playmats and toys provided. Plenty of space for buggies toilets baby changing and a quiet room. On the last Wednesday of each month we also have a special event running alongside the usual group - previous activities have included arts and crafts music sessions mini photo sessions and stalls. Held in the centre of town at the Trinity Centre next to Holy Trinity Church at the top of the high street. The nearest car park is Sydenham Road. Entry £1 for NCT members £2 non-members including refreshments. Website

Danny Champion of the World

South Hill Park
Join Danny and his father William - the most exciting Dad a boy has ever had - as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Cheer on the pair as they take on a greedy businessman and thwart his plans to buy their land by poaching his game pheasants. 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

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
  1. About Alton

    Alton is a town in Hampshire, to the southwest of Farnham. Today, Alton's town boasts a range of big-name brands and independent shops including greengrocers, butchers and charity shops. Jane Austen lived in the nearby village of Chawton. The nearby village of Bentworth is the highest village in the whole of Hampshire.

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