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Guildford (/ˈɡɪlfərd/ (listen)) is a town in Surrey, England. It lies 28 miles (45 km) southwest of London on the A3 trunk road between the capital and Portsmouth. As of the 2011 census, the town has a population of about 80,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 147,889 inhabitants in 2018.
Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way.[n 1] By AD 978 it was home to an early English Royal Mint. The building of the Wey Navigation and the Basingstoke Canal in the 17th and 18th centuries, respectively, connected Guildford to a network of waterways that aided its prosperity. In the 20th century, the University of Surrey and the Anglican Guildford Cathedral were added.
Due to recent development running north from Guildford, and linking to the Woking area, Guildford now officially forms the southwestern tip of the Greater London Built-up Area, as defined by the Office for National Statistics.
Woking (/ˈwoʊkɪŋ/ WOH-king) is a town and borough in northwest Surrey, England, around 22 mi (35 km) from central London. It appears in Domesday Book as Wochinges and its name probably derives from that of a Saxon landowner. The earliest evidence of human activity is from the Paleolithic, but the low fertility of the sandy, local soils meant that the area was the least populated part of the county in 1086. Between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries, new transport links were constructed, including the Wey Navigation, Basingstoke Canal and London to Southampton railway line. The modern town was established in the mid-1860s, as the London Necropolis Company began to sell surplus land surrounding the railway station for development.
Modern local government in Woking began with the creation of the Woking Local Board in 1893, which became Woking Urban District Council in 1894. The urban district was significantly enlarged in 1907, when it took in the parish of Horsell, and again in 1933 when it took in the parishes of Byfleet and Pyrford. Woking Urban District Council was granted a coat of arms in 1930 and Woking gained borough status in the 1974 reorganisation of local government. In 2022, a total of 30 elected representatives serves on the council, each with a term length of four years.
The Borough of Woking covers an area of 64 km2 (25 sq mi) and had a population of 100,793 in 2019. The main urban centre stretches from Knaphill in the west to Byfleet in the east, but the satellite villages of Brookwood, Mayford, Pyrford and Old Woking retain strong individual identities. Around 60% of the borough is protected by the Metropolitan Green Belt, which severely limits the potential for further housebuilding. Recent developments have included the construction of two residential tower blocks in the town centre and the conversion of former industrial buildings to apartments. There are six Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the borough boundaries, of which three form part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.
Almost all of the town centre dates from the 20th and 21st centuries. Elsewhere in the borough there are several historic buildings, including the ruins of Woking Palace, a royal residence of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Parts of St Peter's Church in Old Woking date from the reign of William I and Sutton Place, built for Richard Weston c. 1525, is one of the earliest unfortified houses in England. The Shah Jahan Mosque, constructed in 1889, was the first purpose-built Muslim place of worship in the UK. There are numerous works of public art in the town centre, including a statue of the author, H. G. Wells, who wrote The War of the Worlds while living in Maybury Road. Much of the novel is set in the Woking area.
One of the biggest and most lively towns in Sussex, Crawley sits midway between the colourful city of Brighton, and the sprawl of London.
Crawley is perfectly placed to explore the south, yet offers dozens of attractions in its own right and has a range of superb sporting and leisure facilities, such as one of the best public golf courses in England - Tilgate Forest. The K2 Centre offers a 12 metre high climbing wall, as well as an Olympic-length swimming pool and an excellent quality athletics track.
Tilgate Park is a wonderful place for a picnic, or a chance to stroll through some of the 162 hectares of wooded parkland (and for a little refreshment after the walk – there's a lovely pub inside the park). Alternatively, try the Crawley Millennium Greenway, a 24 km orbital route meandering through woodlands and open space around the town.
Shoppers should head for the busy County Mall – one of the biggest shopping centres in the region. It's also home to a range of leisure facilities, from a bowling alley to the multiplex cinema. From archaeology to modern crafts, discover the area's local history at the Crawley Museum. Catch a show at The Hawth Theatre, featuring everything from West End hits to comedy nights. Take a tour of the town’s historical sites, like the wonderfully restored Ifield Water Mill or St Nicholas’ Church - one of the best examples of a Saxon church in Sussex. Hire a rowing boat, paddle a kayaks, have a go at Stand up Paddle Boarding or try mountaining Biking at Tilgate Park Watersports on the edge of Crawley.