Surrey is a county in the south-east of England, featuring beautiful tows such as Guildford and Kingston upon Thames. Featuring gorgeous rolling countryside, picturesque villages and bustling towns, Surrey is a wonderful county in which to both live and work. Shoppers can enjoy the range of great independent and high-street shops in towns such as Guildford and Woking, whilst lovers of the great outdoors might choose to settle in one of the county's many picturesque rural villages, such as Oatlands or Chelsham. Historians will enjoy a visit to Guildford Castle or Hampton Court palaces, along with the dozens of other fantastic museums and historic houses scattered throughout the county. Sporty types can choose from the fantastic gyms, leisure centres and adventure parks throughout the county, whilst those looking for a thrill can visit Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures. Arty types, on the other hand, will love the theatres and galleries of the county, such as the Lightbox in Woking or the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. Families will be well-served by the excellent range of independent and state schools throughout Surrey, whilst commuters need travel only half an hour to central London. Surrey's close proximity to London makes rental properties in the county relatively expensive, ranging from beautiful apartments in towns such as Guildford or Sutton to expansive family homes in the rolling Surrey countryside.