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The village of West Byfleet is located in the county of Surrey. In spite of its small size, the village boasts numerous establishments and urban developments that have helped to transform it into a popular residential location for people commuting into London for work. West Byfleet also has a thriving local economy that is continually growing. During the industrial revolution the completion of the Basingstoke Canal and Wey Navigation Canal gave a new lease of life to West Byfleet, which was until then a sleepy village of little importance. Today, it enjoys the reputation of being one of the most desirable residential suburbs of London.
The multinational insurance company, Aviva, has a major presence in the region and also owns large amounts of office space in the area. Several retail spaces in the vicinity attract shoppers from neighbouring villages and towns, including Costa Coffee, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. Numerous local businesses such as IT support companies, estate agents, graphic designers and banks also do profitable business in West Byfleet.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Carmel Snow is a unique art gallery that showcases budding local talent. If you fall in love with any of the artworks on display, there is a possibility of buying them at affordable rates. Night-time entertainment venues include Corkers, Blue Anchor and The Yeoman, all of which will keep you in high spirits throughout the night. There is an abundance of quality restaurants in and around West Byfleet. Head to That’s Amore for classic Italian fare, try Kayal for outstanding Indian curries or make your way to Janes Upstairs for excellent fish and chips.
West Byfleet is the main railway station in the area, providing access to services on the South West railway network. It serves the Alton Line, with access to numerous destinations between Alton and London Waterloo. It also offers connectivity to all the stops on the Woking to Waterloo line. The M25 motorway can easily be reached from here, with quick onwards access to Heathrow Airport. Local buses are a convenient way to get around in town.