The University of Surrey is just ten minutes’ walk from the centre of Guildford, named the eighth best place to live in the UK in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2015. Join us for an Open Day to explore Guildford for yourself.
Guildford and the surrounding area is a great place to live, offering a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history.
Guildford’s cobbled high street is home to some of the best shopping in the region. The town also boasts three shopping centres and a variety of markets, including a monthly farmers market stocked with local foods and produce.
There's lots going on in Guildford.
Guildford is easily accessible - adjacent to the A3 main road and on the direct railway line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth.
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Woking is a hub for motor racing - McLaren’s world-famous Formula 1 team is based in the town.
Guildford is a great base from which to explore the rest of south east England - and beyond.
Check out the Visit Surrey website to discover the wide range of things to do in Guildford and the surrounding area.
Guildford is perfectly placed to take advantage of all that the region has to offer.
If you fancy a trip to the beach at Brighton you can be there in under 90 minutes. If you’re fascinated by Stonehenge or always wanted to wander around Hampton Court Palace then you can be there and back within a day.
For sports enthusiasts, it’s easy to reach the tennis at Wimbledon or the rugby at Twickenham plus a huge variety of sports events in London.
And for those with an adventurous spirit, you can easily hop on a ferry at Dover for a trip across the channel.
Download a copy of our guide to learn more about Guildford, Surrey and the south east.
Guildford is less than 35 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick, the UK’s two largest international airports.
Read our student profiles to learn more about life at Surrey, named 'Best University for Student Experience' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.