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Surrey is made up of 11 districts and boroughs, with the district of Guildford being its administrative centre. It is an extremely picturesque county, with several tributaries of the River Thames such as the rivers Mole, Wey and Bourne flowing through the region. It is home to more than one million people who reside in the many large towns and villages such as Woking, Ewell, Camberley, Kingston, Epsom and Croydon. Surrey also enjoys the distinction of being one of the wealthiest counties in all of Britain, as well as one of the most densely populated. There are numerous interesting museums including Brooklands Museum, Rural Life Centre, Honeywood Museum, London Bus Museum and Spike Heritage Centre.
More company headquarters are located in the County of Surrey than in any other county in Britain. Various multinational electronics giants that have a global presence have chosen Surrey for their head offices in UK. Some of the most prominent names include Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Nikon, Canon, Philips and Whirlpool. Renowned car manufacturers Kia Motors and Toyota also have a major presence in the region. Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Unilever also have head offices in Surrey, as do leading pharmaceutical companies Aventis and Pfizer.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Surrey has different types of entertainment venues that do away with the need to travel into London for fun and excitement. Whether it is quaint art galleries, award winning theatres, luxurious cinema halls or fantastic amusement parks, Surrey has them all. Some of the more popular places include Richmond Theatre, Rose Theatre, Everyman Cinema, Minorca Sailing, The Parrot Club, and the Running Horse Bar. Every imaginable international cuisine, as well as traditional British fare, can be enjoyed in Surrey. Lovers of Italian food will not be disappointed with the classic fare on offer at leading Italian restaurants such as Al Boccon Di Vino, Osso Buco and Latino. The best oriental food can be had at Khao Sarn, Little China and Songkran Thai. French food aficionados will relish a meal at The French Table, Cote Brasserie and Fleurie, whereas the best Japanese fare in the county is served at Sushi Nara, Makiyaki and Show Bu.
Surrey is home to several towns that are categorised as rapid-transit commuter links for Central London. Regular train services from these towns can get you into London within a matter of minutes. Some of the busiest stations include Guildford, Dorking, Epsom, Kingston, Walton on Thames, Redhill, Reigate and Staines. Numerous bus and express coach services also provide easy connectivity to destinations within Surrey as well as Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow Airports. The M25, M3 and M23 motorways run through Surrey, while major roads such as A3, A1 and A24 also provide excellent road connectivity from the county.