The gorgeous town of Guildford, with its granite-cobbled High Street, a millennium of history beneath its belt and the stunning Surrey Hills on its doorstep, is a picture-perfect place to stay in Britain. Stay with us at our Guildford hotel, and you can sample the town’s stellar food scene and incredible nightlife while ticking off some of the top days out in Surrey. While you’re here, be sure to delve into Guildford’s excellent entertainment options such as the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and The Boileroom. Try as much as you can from our local guide, and by the end of your stay, you’ll see why Guildford is regularly voted one of the best places to live in Britain and one of the most expensive areas outside of London.
Things to do in Guildford
Guildford is great for shopping. The Friary is the town’s most popular shopping centre on North Street. It’s home to popular fashion brands such as Levis, Topshop, Zara and Urban Outfitters. There are also bargain-hunter favourites like Flying Tiger and Primark. The nearby Tunsgate Quarter is your No. 1 option for high-end retailers such as Bobbi Brown. It’s particularly great for homeware thanks to Oka, Loaf and The White Company. Lastly, if you want to sample some of the finest produce in Sussex, the Guildford Farmers’ Market takes over High Street on the first Tuesday of the month.
With our Guildford hotel situated just off the A3 and the town centre only a mile away, getting around Guildford is relatively easy. If you to catch a cab, Guildford is well-served by Uber, as well as plenty of local Guildford taxi providers. You’ll find the Guildford Bus Station next to The Friary shopping centre. It’s well-served by Stagecoaches. If you’re travelling by train, Guildford Railway Station is on the opposite bank of the river to the town’s shopping areas. It’s the main station and situated on the Portsmouth Direct Line from London Waterloo.