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G Live

G Live

A fantastic new entertainment venue in Guildford that hosts concerts and comedy nights, with the likes of Newton Faulkner, Lee Evans and many more...

Guildford Castle

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.

Guildford Lido

Guildford Lido

Great for a dip all year round!

Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture

Independent coffee show located in Angel Gate, off Guildford's cobbled high street. Owned by husband and wife. Can recommend the hazelnut truffle latte and bacon muffin.

The Friary Centre

The Friary Centre

Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and juice bars all under one roof.

The Electric Theatre

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

Weir Rhodes

Weir Rhodes

A luxury men's retailer founded in 1898 selling classic British formalwear.

Five & Lime

Five & Lime

Amazing live DJs out on the terrace and a great place to get a few drinks and chill out at the weekend.

The King's Head

The King's Head

Probably the best beer garden in Guildford over two levels. You will always be in the sun and to top it off, views over famous Guildford Castle.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

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!

The Weyside

The Weyside

The best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the River Wey.

The Wey Navigation

The Wey Navigation

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

Guildford's High Street

Guildford's High Street

Take a nice stroll down the High Street. When you get to the end, you are greeted with plenty of pubs and restaurants to satisfy any taste, along with the River Wey walk.

The White House

The White House

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

The Britannia

The Britannia

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

Why not explore the nearby areas of Guildford, Jacobs Well, Shalford, Sutton Green, Worplesdon, Send, Mayford, Bramley, Hook Heath and Ripley

"Unexpectedly, Jeeves and Wooster author PG Wodehouse was born at 1 Vale Place, Epsom Road when he arrived ahead of schedule! His mother was visiting the area from Hong Kong where his father was a judge."

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

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

Tim Pacey

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

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What locals say about GU1

  1. It's such a great escape from the bustle of London, with loads of green space around and a nice cosy atmosphere in the town.

  2. Guildford Lido is always a winner, especially when the outdoor pool is open in the summer, and the Little Angels indoor play area is a great option for smaller kids. On top of this, there are also lots of country houses to explore and museums to visit.

  3. We're surrounded by some fantastic pubs, including The Weyside next to the river in Guildford and The Percy Arms in Chilworth. For amazing views of Guildford and the North Downs, Thai Terrace is also a firm favourite.

  4. What do you want from your ideal town? Great shops, theatre, countryside all around. Easy access to London by road or by rail And good links to motorways to take you further afield. A fine choice of schools from toddler to teen and a top university for the academically keen. A river, a castle, the Cathedral in view, cinema, hotels, a coffee shop or two. Live music and comedy, restaurants and pubs. A thriving market around the town's cobbled hub. A sports park and leisure centre for those in a hurry. It's all here in Guildford, the historic heart of Surrey. A vibrant gem of a town, with so much to give, no wonder I think it's such a great place to live.

  5. Abbotswood is one of Guildford's premier residential estates. It covers an area of about 50 hectares about a mile to the north east of Guilford town centre close to the amenities of Stoke Park and Riverside Park and within walking distance of the Spectrum Sports Centre. The estate comprises about 80 detached properties on a mixture of private and public roads developed in the early part of the 20th century as a garden suburb in the Arts and Crafts Style by the notable local architect Alfred Claude Burlingham. The Estate has recently been designated a Conservation Area, standing out as significant due to the quality of its architecture, urban design and form, and its attractive setting within a mature wooded landscape.

About GU1

GU1 is the postcode district in Surrey incorporating the areas of Guildford Town Centre, Slyfield, Merrow and is covered by the Guildford local authority.

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Guildford area guide
Jacobs Well area guide
Shalford area guide
Sutton Green area guide
Worplesdon area guide
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Ripley area guide

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