To celebrate the unprecedented anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, we have been delighted to showcase events and initiatives that have taken place in Guildford over the summer. The summer of fun ends at the end of September but there are still many events for you to enjoy. Check out our list below:

Heritage Open Days Weekend 2022

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 September

This festival of history and culture is back in Guildford and our continued work with voluntary organisations and businesses has meant
that national Heritage Open Days can offer over 50 different locations for you to visit.

All locations with events are free to enter over the weekend.

Get ready to explore hidden treasures on your doorstep.

You will find all the information you need on the national Heritage Open Days website.

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Car Free Day

Sunday 25 September

Be part of Guildford’s Car Free Day and help us celebrate traffic-free streets.

Residents and visitors can join in with the fun on traffic-free streets, find out how to help tackle climate change and air pollution, listen to talks from local councils and meet experts from the University of Surrey and Zero Carbon Guildford.

The town centre will transform with many roads and streets closed to traffic. A unique opportunity to experience traffic-free streets, leave your car at home, use alternative forms of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport. Experience a more enjoyable and relaxed town centre that’s just a walk away this Car Free Day.

What’s on
Activities and street play for children
Live music from local groups
Ethical Vegan market
Rural Crafts market
Antiques and Brocante market
Farmers’ market
Street food and drink stalls
E-bike demos
Information about how residents take action to tackle climate change

How to get here

by foot – walk, cycle, bus, train, scoot, skate, run or dance.  The choice is yours!

There are plenty of bike racks in and around the town. We will provide 50 extra bicycle parking spaces until 5pm. If you don’t have your own bike, hire a Brompton Bike from Guildford Station. Guildford has two train stations, both only a short walk from the town centre. Frequent train services operate from Guildford Station to London Waterloo. The average journey time is 35 minutes. There are also direct trains from Reading and Portsmouth town centre car parks will be open if other options are not available