27-miles south-west of London in the stunning Surrey countryside is the large town of Guildford. With a rich and prosperous history, with roots back to the Saxon times, Guildford is filled with listed character buildings and charm. Alongside numerous high-street and independent shops, Guilford has a thriving cultural scene, with an Art Gallery, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the Odeon cinema multiplex. Sticking by its market roots, there is a twice-weekly market and farmers market every month. Guildford’s Spectrum Leisure Centre has won national awards for its fantastic facilities including a variety of pools, Ten-pin bowling, Laser tag, ice-rink and athletics track. With fantastic transport links, Guildford is an ideal base for those working in London, however with such an array of facilities and beautiful countryside on the doorstep, it is the perfect town for families and retired couples.