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Other reasons to visit us and have a day out:

Visit Guildford Castle and its wonderful grounds where amongst other pleasures you will find a sculpture of 'Alice through the looking glass' dedicated to Lewis Carroll who resided in Guildford to write his novels, find peace and tranquility from the bustle of the town centre. 

Our recommendations

Eating out:

Kalm Cafe - Amazing independent cafe/catering company,  young,  vibrant and fabulous food and drink.

March Hare - Part of the White Brasserie company. A pub feel with restaurant quality food, nominated in the Best Pub category in the prestigious R200 Awards.

Cote - Need we say more,  we are huge fans,  this particular Cote is cosy and especially good. We have nothing but great things to say about the service and food!

Al Vicolo - Classic Sardinian restaurant with dishes to match, an beautifully intimate feel with excellent classic Italian food - a firm favourite with us.

Independent fashion boutiques:

Courtyard - Considered to be one of the top fashion boutiques in the UK,  a finalist in the Drapers Record awards,  a warm welcome with a relaxed atmosphere but luxurious fashion.

The Gate  - Edgy fashion with a fantastic customer service. You will definitely find something you just have to have.



Farmers market -  All along North street. Artisan breads and cheeses to so many locally sourced delicacies of every kind -  First Tuesday in every month.

Koko - Without doubt the best hairdresser in the region! Cutting edge hair with such friendly and warm staff, not you're usual hairdresser.

London Camera Exchange - Specialist supplier of new and secondhand cameras, lenses and photographic equipment.

Bens collectors recordscaters for all styles and in all formats, even cassette tapes and 8 track cartridges! An absolute treasure trove for the dedicated music lover!

Cry for the moon - A reputation for outstanding jewellery and exceptional service. Likened to an Aladdin’s cave, with the unusual, from antique diamonds to bespoke design pieces.

Anthropology - Ok,  not independent but we just love it.

 Of course there are all the usual high street chains that we adore 

Zara - Massimo Dutty - Gerard Dural - H&M - House of Fraser - Marks & Spencer - Space NK - Whistles -