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.
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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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.
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.
Here are a couple of articles that he’s written:
- Which Comic Book Superhero Would Make the Best Guarantor for a Loan?
- Ultimate 101 Point Guide to Improve Your Credit Rating & Maximise Your Loan Acceptance
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when we visit La Fortuna, Costa Rica with Nikki Solano of Pura Vida! Eh?. She tells us about the volcanic hot springs, sky bridges in the jungle, and the Arenal Volcano. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom, check out our other episodes for the region:
- Burning of the Clocks Parade, Hove Lagoon & Upside Down House in Brighton, England
- Cracking the Enigma Code in Milton Keynes, England with Lindsay
- Best Things to Do in Sheffield, England with Anne Slater-Brooks
- Valhalla Museum, Tresco Gardens & Dark Skies Week on the Isles of Scilly, UK
- Latitude Festival, Adam & Eve Pub & Norwich Castle in Norwich, United Kingdom
- Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur’s Round Table & Chesil Rectory in Winchester, UK