Motorhomes for sale in Surrey. Surrey (/ˈsʌri/ SURR-ee) is a subdivision of the English region of South East England in the United Kingdom. A historic and ceremonial county, Surrey is also one of the home counties. The county borders Kent to the east, East (very briefly) and West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. Inhabited by about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the twelfth most populous English county, and both the third most populous home county (after Kent and Essex) and the third most populous county in the South East (after Hampshire and Kent). Guildford is widely considered to be the county town. However despite the town's designation, Surrey County Council has never been based there, being instead seated throughout its history in London; first at Newington (Southwark), then Lambeth, and finally today Kingston upon Thames. Since the borders of Surrey were altered in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 which created Greater London, none of these places are now in Surrey, marking an example of a de facto capital which is located outside of its administrative area.
Surrey is divided into eleven districts: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, and Woking. Services such as roads, mineral extraction licensing, education, strategic waste and recycling infrastructure, birth, marriage, and death registration, and social and children's services are administered by Surrey County Council. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and small parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889; as were those of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and the part of Richmond upon Thames on the right bank of the River Thames until 1965, when they too were absorbed into Greater London, and the county extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex. Since the 1965 reform the bordering boroughs of the capital have been those taken from it in 1965 (except for Merton) plus Bromley, Hillingdon and Hounslow. The form of Surrey which remains since 1965 is a wealthy county due to economic, aesthetic, conservation and logistical factors. It has the highest GDP per capita of any English county, some of the highest property values outside Inner London and also the highest cost of living in the UK outside of the capital.