About Guildford


Guildford is situated in South-East England, about 40 minutes by train from central London.  The town has had a varied history since its Saxon roots in about the 4th century AD.

Today Guildford has a population of 130,000, including 10,000 students.  Guildford is a major centre of learning with several distinguished schools, as well as the University of Surrey, Guildford College, Guildford Law School, the Guildford School of Acting, and University College for the Creative Arts in nearby Farnham.

Due to Guildford’s excellent location, it is considered a good place to live, which explains the cost of accommodation!

There are good bus, coach and train services, with frequent connections to London, the South coast and the West of England, making it an ideal home for people commuting to London and the computing hub ‘Silicon Valley’.

The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside, some of which is within walking distance of the university and the town centre.  The Surrey hills have been classified as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.

We hope you will enjoy finding out a little of the rich history of Guildford.