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A locals' guide to GU1

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

Greg Nickson

"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."

Greg Nickson

What is your favourite place?

Where do GU1 locals go?

Guildford Lido

Great for a dip all year round!

Magic Scissors

A cheap and cheerful barbers along Guildford's cobbled High Street.

The Continental Café

A light and bright café in the centre of Tunsgate Square shopping centre.

The Friary Centre

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

Weir Rhodes

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


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...

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...

Five & Lime

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

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 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.

Top Table

A favourite for the lunch stop, with a great selection of sandwiches.

Amor Amora

A delightful coffee shop with a terrace in the centre of Guildford.

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.

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

Sir and Madam 2Go

Takeaway Thai food that does a cracking sweet and sour chicken!

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

What do you love about GU1?

Why do you find GU1 a great place to live?


"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."

January 2016


"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."

February 2015


"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."

February 2015


"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 ... more

January 2015

Local resident

"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 subu... more

July 2012


What do you like about GU1?

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"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."

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  1. 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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