Whether you are a returning student or new to town, we hope you’ll find lots of useful info on our site to help make your time in Guildford the best it can be!

From the cobbled High Street (they’re actually called setts….some pub quiz gold for you there) lined with high end home and fashion, shopping centres packed with brand name favourites and side streets housing independent gems, if you like to shop you’ll love Guildford town centre!

Guildford is also home to a number of regular and more specialist markets. Head to North Street on a Friday or Saturday for plenty of fresh local produce plus there’s a Farmers’ Market on the High Street on the first Tuesday of every month. The Vegan Market and Antiques and Brocante Market have proven popular new additions and you’ll find them on the High Street once a quarter. Check out our events page for upcoming dates.

We’re the only town in Surrey with Purple Flag status, an award that recognises our safe, vibrant and varied night time offering. As well as a great selection of restaurants and pubs, if you’re after entertainment there’s a cinema, 3 theatres and some great independent arts venues.

Click here to visit our directory of town centre businesses.

If you make it in to town and have a question pop in and see the team at the Tourist Information Centre on the High Street or flag down one of our Town Rangers (they’re the ones in the blue caps) and they’ll be happy to help.

We have been working with Guildford Borough Council and local businesses to ensure you can shop, drink, dine with confidence in Guildford town centre. Be cautious, calm and kind when you’re heading in and support businesses by socialising safely. Click here to find out about what COVID-19 measures are in place in the town centre.

Want to find out about the best students offers in town? We’ve done the leg work for you! Check out the list below of businesses offering student discount.

Student Discounts

Shopping in Guildford
Eating & Drinking
Leisure & Lifestyle

Shopping

20% off with valid ID – T&C’s apply.

10% off with valid ID – T&C’s apply.

20% discount with valid ID. T&C’s apply.

20% off with a valid ID card. T&C’s apply

10% off full-price purchases with a valid ID. T&C’s apply

15% discount with a valid ID

Variable discounts on Mac’s with a valid ID. T&C’s apply

15% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% discount with valid ID T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

20% off with valid ID limited time only. T&C’s apply

10% everything except alcohol with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off all year round with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off all year round with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off all year with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off with a valid ID. T&C’s apply

15% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID. T&C’s apply

25% off with Unidays. T&C’s apply

10% off all products with valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off all purchases with valid NUS card. T&C’s apply

10% off all year with Unidays. T&C’s apply.

20% off with valid ID from 17-27th September.

10% off for students with a valid ID T&C’s apply

Eating & Drinking

Buy a meal deal and get either a sausage roll, cheese and onion bake or any sweet like cookie for free. With a valid ID. T&C’s apply

In partnership with Student Beans for which you need to register, we offer a free original recipe snack box when you spend £3 or more in a single transaction. For more information on how to register and T&C’s please visit our website.

10% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

15% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

15% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

Until 31st October grab 25% off food Monday to Wednesday. T&C’s apply. Unlock your discount at phocafe.co.uk/students 

30% off the bill for those who have a valid NUS/Totem card T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

15% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

Weekdays before 5pm free drink and snack with valid ID T&C’s apply

Leisure & Lifestyle

10% discount on glasses over 70 with valid ID T&C’s apply

10% discount with a valid ID. T&C’s apply

5% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

Haircut for £18 instead of £25 with valid ID T&C’s apply

Register for 25% off with the VIP Club T&C’s apply

Currency improved rates to all students. Quote Student or show us a valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off haircuts only with valid ID T&C’s apply

10% with valid ID T&C’s apply

£13.00 haircut for students with valid ID rather than full price T&C’s apply

From Monday to Thursday 25% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

20% off on glasses over £69.00 with a valid ID. T&C’s apply

10% off with valid ID T&C’s apply

10% discount Monday to Friday with valid ID T&C’s apply