You could pop into Cranleigh with the highest hopes and still feel like you’ve discovered England’s most unexpected market village – and it is. Hiding on the southern tip of Surrey, this larger than life village has hidden treats tucked down each cobbled street. Exciting eateries, fashion shops, museums, palaces, country parks, country clubs, country pubs and a legendary department store that’s been stealing breaths since Queen Victoria called the throne home. It’s the village that has everything for everyone.
Good news for the shoppers amongst us: you have a high street that smiles at every style – an eclectic mix of traditional tidbits and trendy treasures. One Forty offers items for your home, garden and wardrobe that you won’t find anywhere else, from vibrant to vintage, not to mention good coffee and great grub. Bella Bambinos, too, offers something a little different with this children’s boutique specialising in nursery collections and children’s. And the do-it-different experience continues from Cromwells Coffee House to Cranleigh Arts Centre, to Manns of Cranleigh department store – and we haven’t even stepped into the big town of Guildford yet.