Guildford, in a nutshell
Guildford lies a mere 30 miles South-west of London, England, from which it is easily reached by rail. A municipal borough and parish, it's the county town of Surrey, and lies on the River Wey.
A traditional, multi-functional natural park of 70 hectares, Stoke Park is home to the annual Surrey County Agricultural Show and other open-air events throughout the year such as the Guildford Live Music Festival at the end of July. It's opposite Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex.
You might be interested to browse the maps and booking page BtP published when Gary last played Guildford, December 1998
Travelling to Guildford (bracketed phrases to assist those from whom we
are 'divided by a common language')
By aeroplane ('airplane'):
Travel to Heathrow Airport (preferably) or Gatwick Airport. Heathrow runs a half-hourly bus to Woking Railway Station, whence you can get a direct train to Guildford Station (short journey). If arriving at Gatwick Airport, take a train to London Victoria, and cross by undergound tube-train to London Waterloo (then see 'by train' below).
According to the British Rail planner there is a train going direct from Gatwick to Guildford, which goes once or twice every hour. Alternatively, travel from Gatwick to Redhill Station and catch the Guildford train cross-country. Very pretty journey through the county of Surrey, but trains run only hourly. Beware, Guildford Station is at the bottom of a very hilly High Street. Taxi recommended, if you are travelling with suitcase, guitar, amp, babe-in-arms, etc!
By motorcar ('automobile'):
From London, use the A3 London-to-Portsmouth trunk road ('highway') all the way to Guildford. If travelling on the M25 motorway, which slowly circles London, escape from the M25 at Junction 10 (Wisley / Ripley turn-off) to join the A3 southbound to Guildford.
By train ('railroad'):
From London Waterloo, Guildford is on the Portsmouth line. Approximately a 45-minute journey.
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