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Schools

Guildford and the surrounding areas are home to a truly exceptional array of schools with eleven that have achieved an Ofsted rating of Outstanding, including Guildford County School and Pewley Down Infant School.

Guildford also has two of the best schools in the country according to the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018. Guildford High School, which caters for girls aged 5-18, was named the second best independent secondary school in the south east after 97.5% of A-Level students achieved A* to B grades and 96.8% of GCSE pupils earned A* to A grades. Meanwhile, Royal Grammar School, an all-boys school in the centre of town, was ranked the eight best in the region after 95.6% of A-Level pupils got A* to B grades and 91.8% of GCSE pupils got A* to A grades.

Transport

Queen’s Place is well located for all travel connections. With Guildford Station only a 10-minute walk away, from your door you can be at London Waterloo in 45 minutes, making a London commute possible.

Do you get around by car? With the M3 just 35 minutes away, the M25 15 minutes away and the A3 only 5 minutes away, you can get out of town very quickly. And if you are a regular jet setter then both Gatwick (40 mins) and Heathrow (27 mins) are within easy reach.

Transport

Queen’s Place is well located for all travel connections. With Guildford Station only a 10-minute walk away, from your door you can be at London Waterloo in 45 minutes, making a London commute possible.

Do you get around by car? With the M3 just 35 minutes away, the M25 15 minutes away and the A3 only 5 minutes away, you can get out of town very quickly. And if you are a regular jet setter then both Gatwick (40 mins) and Heathrow (27 mins) are within easy reach.

Food & Drink

Guildford has a food and drink scene to rival nearby Brighton and London. There are restaurants to suit all tastes, from reliable chains such as Jamie’s Italian, Bill’s, Five Guys and Franco Manca to independent options such as the highly regarded tapas restaurant, La Casita, traditional Sardinian cuisine at Blue Sardinia and, for special occasions, fine dining at The Mandolay. Home cooks can source local produce from the regular farmers’ market in the town.

After dinner you can enjoy a drink in one of the city’s trendy bars. Try Komo cocktail bar, a two-time winner of best independent bar at the Best Bar None awards, offering innovative cocktails and live music. For something a bit more adventurous, visit Tudor Antiques, a late-night speakeasy tucked away up one of Guildford’s alleyways behind the closed doors of an antique shop.