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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!

Nuro

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...

The Weyside

The best beer garden in Guildford overlooking the River Wey.

The Wey Navigation

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

Coffee Culture

A lovely hidden independent coffee house serving the best coffee in Guildford!

Top Table

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

The Continental Café

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

The Electric Theatre

Home to many great stage shows and independent acts.

Weir Rhodes

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

The Friary Centre

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

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'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.

Magic Scissors

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

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.

Amor Amora

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

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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?

Louis

"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

Tim

"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

Christian

"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

Jackie

"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

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"Code breaker and subject of the Imitation Game film, Alan Turing lived at 22 Ennismore Avenue, Guildford."

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Child-friendly activities near GU1

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

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

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

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

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

Tiny Tunes

Weybridge Hall
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

NCT Bumps & Babies

Burgundy & Black
B&B is held on the first and third Friday of every month. B&B is for mums with bumps and both parents or carers of non-mobile babies. So come along and meet others for tea or coffee get yourself out of the house and get your baby socialising. If your child is more mobile or you have older toddlers just be aware that this is a cafe environment. This is open to all there is no need to have attended NCT classes or be a member. Website
  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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