I’m really excited to interview Chris Avery of Chrave Technology about Surrey, England. Chris’ tips for the best things to do in Surrey are wonderful because he was born in Surrey and has lived his entire life here. He loves living in the countryside and how safe it is to raise a family. There are many outdoor activities to do. Plus, London is just a short ride away when you want to experience the big city life.

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Best things to do in Surrey England Chris Avery The Fox Revived
Stop by The Fox Revived for a pint

Surrey, England

Surrey is a county with a collection of small towns. The county is located southwest of London, adjoining the River Thames. It is a place full of nature and greenery with about 22% of its geography covered in woods. Box Hill has the oldest untouched area of natural woodland in the U.K. and is one of the oldest in Europe.

The county is home to 1.2 million people and is considered a wealthy county. It has the highest GDP per capita of any English county and has some of the highest property values outside of London. Surrey is said to have the highest proportion of millionaires in the U.K. The average wage in Surrey is boosted thanks to the number of locals who work in financial services.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Surrey, their official tourist board. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Stepping Stones Walk with Chris’ family

Getting around Surrey

The local airport is London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is only 20 minutes to the center of London by high-speed train and 45 minutes to Surrey by car.

Chris says that, because Surrey is a county made up of lots of small towns, you definitely need to rent a car. There is public transportation available. However, most of the attractions you want to see are off the beaten path and public transportation will not take you there. To rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Who wouldn’t want to take this guy for a walk in the countryside?

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Chris Avery about Surrey, England. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Surrey, England
  • Green dots = best things to do in Surrey, England
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Surrey, England

Who is Chris Avery?

Chris Avery is a digital marketing consultant who helps companies improve their websites to make them more profitable. He has been the Managing Director of Chrave Technology since 2008. His philosophy is that “there is no point in ranking at the top of Google if you don’t get a conversion from it!” We actually met while he was working on an article for a client and asked for a quote about maximizing your credit.

Chris Avery

Here are a couple of articles that he’s written:

You can connect with Chris on his website and on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Traffic jams have a new meaning in Surrey. The road to the Fox Revived is blocked by cows.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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