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House Removals and Storage in Guildford
If you’re moving from out of town, then you can feel more at ease when choosing a local removal company. You can expect a fast response time, with offers on removals and removal-related services within minutes. Our professional staff have been helping families and individuals move to Guildford for over a decade with raving reviews.
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Our team will take care of all of the logistics no matter how complicated. Our secure storage services can remove clutter by keeping your items safe until it is time to move to your new home.
Office Removals and Relocations in Guildford
Office relocations or removals can be very difficult and is not a one-person job. BlueSky Removals in Guildford can assist with the entire process. Giving you more time to focus on keeping your business running with no interruptions.
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Moving Guide to Guildford
Guildford is the largest town in Surrey with a population of 80,000 residents. It also benefits from its direct connections to London and it is now considered part of the Greater London area. Families and professionals looking to escape the high rent and non-stop chaos of London choose Guildford as their new home.
Guildford has the charm of a historic English town with cobblestoned streets lined with shops and old architecture but also has the amenities of a city with modern shopping centres, a large university, and frequent markets.
The quality of life index in Guildford is very high, benefiting from low crime rates, access to health care, and commute times. The downsides to Guildford lies within its property prices and cost of living which if you are moving house from London will actually improve.
Where to live in Guildford
Guildford Centre – thanks to Guildford’s small size the town centre is livable and enjoyed by locals due to its location to shops, restaurants, and pubs.
Guildford Park – located close to the Guildford railway station and the University of Surrey makes this an ideal location for students and young commuters.
Onslow Village – just on the western outskirts of Guildford is Onslow Village, a residential area with a small village centre, its own football team, and protected nature.
Stoke – located north of Guildford’s centre is a residential area with lots of green space and access to the leisure complex making it ideal for sports fans or athletes.
Current Average House Prices by Postcode
Includes: Guildford town centre, Abbotswood, Stoke, and Bellfields
Includes: Guildford centre west of River Wey, the University, Onslow Village, Guildford Park, Woodbridge Hill and Stoughton
Includes: western suburbs of Guildford such as Fairlands, Worplesdon, Wood Street Village, Normandy, Wanborough, Puttenham, Compton, Littleton and Artington.
Includes: eastern suburbs of Guildford such as Sutton Green, Jacobs Well, West Clandon, Shalford, Chilworth and Blackheath.
Includes: southern suburbs of Guildford; Albury, Gomshall, Farley Green, Burrows Cross, Shamley Green, Bramley, Grafham, etc.
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The average property price in Guildford is £534,000 which is much higher than the national average of £324,000.
Semi-detached home £536,502
Terraced home £491,139
one bedroom £1,065
two bedrooms £1,505
three bedrooms £1,691
Cost of Living in Guildford
The average salary in Guildford is £42,500 (national average £38,600). The town does benefit from London jobs but not London prices. Consumer prices in Guildford are 14.38% lower, rent prices are 33.81% lower, and restaurants are 20.41% lower than in London.
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While many people who reside in Guildford commute to London or other nearby cities there are still employment prospects in town. According to Indeed, as of May 2021, there are 1,522 jobs available in the town of Guildford.
Some employers in Guildford are the University of Surrey, Phillips Electronics, Colgate-Palmolive, Electronic Arts, and Supermassive Games.
Crimes rates in Guildford are very low, especially when compared to London. The main offences reported by the police are anti-social behaviour, violence, and sexual in nature with robbery, weapons, and theft from the person being the least frequent. These rates are also lower than in surrounding towns.
Guildford has a wide range of educational opportunities. There are 57 schools and colleges located in Guildford with 19 receiving an Outstanding Ofsted rating. It is also home to the well-known Royal Grammar School and the Guildford County School.
The University of Surrey is also located in Guildford. It is a well-regarded research institution that has produced Olympic gold medallists, politicians, and more. The student population is nearly 17,000 with the main campus near Stag Hill.
Transport and Commuting
For some, Guildford is an excellent choice for commuting to London. The train takes 35-40 minutes to get from Guildford to London Waterloo station. Guildford actually has two railway stations which make commuting to Reading, Farnham, or Gatwick incredibly easy. The trains are services by South Western Railway and Great Western Railway.
Buses in Guildford are operated primarily by Stagecoach South with some routes being serviced by smaller companies. The main bus station is located next to the Friary shopping centre.
National Express and Flixbus operate between Guildford and London Victoria Coach Station as well as Portsmouth.
If you are fortunate enough to have a car, Guildford has excellent connections to the A3. Locals do warn about driving in the town centre during rush hours as it can be congested.
London: 32 miles / 40 minutes via train
Portsmouth: 43 miles / 1 hour via train
Southampton: 59 miles / 1 hour 20 minutes via train
Reading: 34 miles / 40 minutes via train
Social Life and Shopping
Guildford is home to an art gallery, theatre, a cinema, a local museum, and a highly-rated leisure centre. For a town, there is certainly something for everyone. It is also home to four major sports teams (Guildford Flames, Surrey Scorchers, Surrey Smashers, and Surrey Storm).
The Friary is the main shopping centre in town with over 50 different shops, cafes, and fast-food restaurants. For larger retail shops like Halfords, Homebase, and Sports Direct head to The Ladymead Retail Park.
Hidden in the centre is the White Lion Walk that connects the two main streets of Guildford via a covered arcade with shops.
Every Friday and Saturday, North Street holds a market with over 30 stalls selling a variety of goods. There is also a monthly Farmers’ Market on High Street.
Local Services in Guildford
Energy Providers: UK Power, Southern Electric
Broadband Providers: BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, Vodafone, and EE
Things to Do in Guildford
Watts Gallery Artists’ Village – located in the Surrey Hills you can find a unique village dedicated to the life and work of Victorian-era artist, G.F. Watts.
Guildford Castle – a ruined castle said to be built around 1066 for defence against the Normans which offers views of Guildford.
Loseley Park – a Tudor manor house near Guildford built for Elizabeth I in the 1500s with a walled garden.
Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex – home to many local sports clubs and has an indoor sports arena, Olympic size ice rink, swimming pools, squash courts, bowling and more.
Guildford’s High Street – a traffic-free cobbled high street with shops, restaurants, and a lot of history.
G Live – an arts centre with a 1000 seated or 1700 standing capacity for events such as stand-up, children’s shows, concerts, variety shows and more.