With the relocation of our Guildford store, we take the opportunity to shine a light on the historic town.
Since there’s no better way to see a place than through the eyes of a local, we enlisted the help of Emily – Guildford resident and an employee at our store there – to show us around.
Q. What is your favourite thing about Guilford?
A. I’ve lived here for 27 years, and I love that there are so many things to see and do. It’s also in a great location for assessing other towns, such as London, or escaping to the countryside.
Q. If you had 24 hours, how would you spend your ideal day in Guilford?
A. I would go for breakfast at Bill’s, then go shopping in the afternoon. If I was there in the evening, I would see a show at GLive or the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre where they regularly put on plays and musicals.
Q. Where’s your favourite place to eat?
A. There’s a lovely little family run Italian restaurant, called Positano, but there’s also a great variety of other food from around the world. I’m always spoilt for choice.
Q. Where’s the best place to take children?
A. I’d take them to Spectrum for the sports and leisure facilities, or for a picnic by the river Wey or in Stoke Park. You can rent a rowing boat which is really fun.
Q. What puts Guildford on the map?
A. So much. There’s the lovely castle and surrounding grounds. The town also has strong connections to literature – Lewis Carroll was a frequent visitor and The Guildford Museum showcases a lot of his memorabilia. Plus, there’s great shopping and lots of nice places to eat, so something for everyone, really.