Guildford is all around a completely lovely town, in Surrey. It is home to the University of Surrey as well as the Guildford School of Acting, as well as plenty of sixth form colleges and further education centres. The main high street, and ‘Friary’ shopping centre, are certainly two highlights. Not only is the High Street an aesthetically pleasing location for a day of shopping, but the town centre altogether offers a great deal of shopping opportunities. For bargain hunters, there’s TKMaxx, Primary and Poundland. There are department stores, such as House of Fraser and Debenhams, and plenty of mainstream clothing shops, such as Topshop, Hollister, Urban Outfitters, Next, New Look and many more. There are plenty of drugstores, including Boots and Superdrug, as well as more upmarket places to shop, such as Jo Malone and Cath Kidston. The town boasts plenty of unique, individuals boutiques too. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to a meal out. From Jamie’s Italian and GBK to Five Guys and Burger King, there’s so many places to choose from, catering to all different kinds of dietary needs, lifestyles and budgets. While there are some options for a good night out in Guildford, it’s probably not your average Leeds or Manchester party city. For some good cheesy tunes there’s PopWorld, and for more modern music Casino is available. Thirty3Hz is also a good shout for the more pop amongst us. Guildford does however have many very good bars and pubs, including the Brit, so a pub crawl is always a welcome alternative. With great train connections to both London and Brighton, a wild night out is never out of sight. Culturally, the town also has a lot. GSA perform shows that are regularly open to the public, and there are also two other theatres in the town centre - The Yvonne Arnold and the Electric. They offer touring productions, panto, regional musicals and plays and comedy nights, finding something for everybody’s taste. Set in the Surrey Downs, you needn’t travel far to see beautiful green hills and trees, offering plenty of beautiful walks and cycle rides for the summer. With its open spaces too, Guildford really does have a lot to offer.