Surrey area guide
Known as the stockbroker's belt, Surrey blends beautiful countryside living with a wealth of opportunities on London's doorstep. The county is blessed with fantastic places to live, work and explore.
Situated between Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, and Sussex, Surrey is a primary choice for those seeking an easy commute to the city and beyond. The lively towns of Farnham, Guildford and Woking appeal to young professionals as they are packed with modern amenities, fantastic career opportunities and excellent commuter options.
One of the wealthiest counties in the UK, Surrey is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are several picturesque landscapes the residents can enjoy, including world famous Box Hill, The Devil's Punchbowl and Frensham Common. Surrey offers one of the UK's most extensive footpath networks, and for those who prefer cycling — there are plenty of mountain bike trails nearby, as well as the 2012 Olympic cycling route up Box Hill.
The area's many attractions, including the Surrey Hills, the North Downs, Epsom Downs Racecourse and Hampton Court Palace, are popular with tourists and residents as they are situated within an hour's journey from London.
Surrey offers a wealth of farmer's markets, independent boutique outlets, High Street chains and shopping complexes. The county’s main town Guildford hosts over 240 retailers, other towns such as Kingston and Dorking are the setting for well known street markets.
In terms of real estate, as Surrey's architecture is extremely diverse, there's a property for almost all types of buyers here — from red-bricked houses to quaint cottages. Many families move here as they're drawn by the outstanding public schools and picturesque towns and villages.
Thanks to Southwest Trains, many areas of Surrey are easily accessible by rail from London Waterloo. You can also get to The City by road in an hour via the A3.
With highly regarded universities, areas of outstanding natural beauty and peaceful villages,, Surrey is a beautiful county in South East England. It has much to offer, including its proximity to London, rolling countryside and excellent, modern amenities.