A locals' guide to Shalford
"Breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."Greg Nickson
"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
Where do Shalford locals go?
The Snooty Fox
A fantastic sandwich bar in Shalford where I grab lunch if i'm out and about.
Submitted by Greg
The best pub in Guildford with a great riverside location and brilliant food. It also allows dogs!
Submitted by Tom
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!
Submitted by Emily
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.
Submitted by Ryan
The Continental Café
A light and bright café in the centre of Tunsgate Square shopping centre.
Submitted by Greg
The White House
Great sharing platters, selection of beers and a charming terrace by the River Wey.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by James R
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.
Submitted by Tim
A lovely hidden independent coffee house serving the best coffee in Guildford!
Submitted by Emily
Sir and Madam 2Go
Takeaway Thai food that does a cracking sweet and sour chicken!
Submitted by Daisy
A luxury men's retailer founded in 1898 selling classic British formalwear.
Submitted by Tim
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...
Submitted by Tim
Why do you find Shalford a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"It is believed that the name Guildford is comes from guild meaning "gold", rather than a trade guild, after a ford of golden sand that was dredged in 1760 just south of the town."
Child-friendly activities near Shalford
NCT Bumps & BabiesTrinity 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'sSt 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 groupSt 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
Highgate Ballet SchoolHighgate 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
NCT Bumps & BabiesBurgundy & 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
Tiny TunesNorth Holmwood Village 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
Shalford is a village in Surrey, situated on the busy A281 Horsham road immediately south of Guildford. It has a railway station which is between Guildford and Dorking on the North Downs Line. The River Tillingbourne joins the River Wey at Shalford adjacent to the parish church. For centuries, the river provided an important source of income for the village. As the northern terminus of the Wey and Arun Canal, Shalford was a landing place for barges, and continues to be visited by boats today â€” but for pleasure rather than trade.
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