Where else can you find historic underground caves, a professional football club and the birthplace of Lawrence Olivier? Visitors and locals rave about our award-winning volunteer-led Dorking Museum. With easy access from the M25, Guildford and Gatwick, and an easy under hour train ride from London by train (and with three train stations), Dorking is an easy get-away.
Dorking satisfies the appetite of the weekender-cyclist who craves a bit of the wild outdoors or history buffs wanting to take tea at the remaining Pilgrim home in the United Kingdom – American Presidents claim ancestry to the Mullins family through William’s daughter Priscilla Alden.
But there’s so much more to Dorking than its past – it has a thriving cultural and independent shopping scene. It is home to local, independent traders, eco-friendly shops and markets, quirky boutiques, a vibrant art scene, and the multi-award-winning Michelin-starred Sorrel Restaurant.
Thanks to visionaries, dreamers and well, Dorkinians, this quintessential market town is leading revolutions in local food, pastry, craft spirits and beer, putting Dorking on the world’s culinary radar.
From award-winning, nationally recognised salons, spas, luxury lingerie, sustainable clothing, to our outstanding professional services – to homeware and gifting, to cafes to butchers, to a nationally recognised interior design and antiques quarter, it really does have something for everyone.
We are thrilled to collaborate with the Surrey Hills Enterprises to reimagine and rejuvenate Dorking and welcome this partnership.
Dorking is under an hour from London and the coast with easy access from Gatwick and the M25. It is served by three rail stations: Dorking Station and Dorking Deepdene Station are a 10 minute walk to town from the east and Dorking West is about a 15 minute walk to town. For more rail information, please visit theNational Rail website.