Books based in this county:
Authors associated with this county
Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.
Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking Glass)
Charles Dickens (The Pickwick Papers)
George Eliot (Middlemarch)
George Bernard Shaw (Caesar and Cleopatra)
J M Barrie (Peter Pan)
P G Wodehouse
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (lived here)
H G Wells (lived here)
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Places to eat and drink
Newens - The Original Maids of Honour
288 Kew Rd
108 High St
48 High St
Oaks Park Tea Rooms
Oaks Pk/Croydon La
Headley Village Stores & Tea Room
25 High St
The Green Rooms of Godstone
Mullins Coffee Shop
58 West St
The Tea Terrace Restaurant & Tea Room
5th floor, House OF Fraser
105 -111 High St
67 St John's St
One of the most densely populated county in England, with over 1 million residents, Surrey is also one of the most affluent. It is close to London but far enough to offer a more relaxed environ: there are plenty of green open spaces and it has the most woodland in England. There's palaces, castles, stately homes, market towns, and four racecourses. Visitors can relax, shop, or plan family excursions with ease.
Places to visit
Hampton Court Palace, Leith Hill, Virginia Water Lake, RHS Wisley Gardens, Polesden Lacey, Denbies Wine estate, Thorpe Park, Richmond Par, Waverley Abbey.
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