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Experience Guildford - Business Improvement District

Opening a shop in Guildford

Guildford's historic cobbled High Street boasts a wide variety of high-end home and fashion stores, shopping centres packed with brand name favourites and a labyrinth of side streets housing independent gems. Completely Retail has partnered with Guildford's Business Improvement District, Experience Guildford, to provide a comprehensive guide to the latest available properties in the town. With expert property advice on hand, and useful local information, there's never been a better time for businesses to locate their next retail or leisure venture in central Guildford. Whether you are a national retailer or a local start-up business this page will give you an insight into why Guildford is the perfect place for your brand.

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  • The Friary

    The Friary

    The Friary, North Street, Guildford | GU1 4YT

    Guildford is a highly attractive town centre in the South East region in close proximity to Greater London. It has immediate access to an affluent catchment population, excellent road, rail and air connections and is an appealing Surrey commuter belt town. The Friary Shopping Centre sits at the heart of the towns retail provision with over 51 units over 3 levels anchored by Next, Zara, Urban Outfitters & Primark. The impressive tenant line up includes Mango, Oliver Bonas, Kurt Gieger and Hollister. The centre also has its own dedicated food court on level 3 which includes McDonalds, KFC, Kokoro, Thai Express and Subway.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    3 available units
  • White Lion Walk Shopping Centre

    White Lion Walk Shopping Centre

    White Lion Walk, Guildford | GU1 3DW

    Guildford provides a strong varied retail and leisure offer for its highly affluent catchment. With both quality independent occupiers and high end national retailers represented across its varied street scapes, Guildford is one of the UK’s strongest destinations. The opportunity exists to join existing and new occupiers in a contemporary environment located in the heart of Guildfords retail and Leisure offer with the scheme benefiting from both High Street and North Street frontages. The scheme is undergoing a £7.5m refurbishment with completion of works envisaged Q4 2022. The refurbishment will see the centre, which provides the only covered connection between. The Friary Centre and The High Street, undergo a complete refurbishment including the re-purposing of the first floor to provide prime town centre offices with frontage onto North Street. Retailers include Robert Dyas, Chipotle, Grapetree.
    Availability: To Let / Under Offer
    Rent: Price on Application
    2 available units
  • 168 High Street

    168 High Street

    Guildford | GU1 3HW

    The property features an impressive glazed façade offering fantastic views of the High Street and can be easily seen from the main busy junction linking the High Street with North Street. There are four floors of accommodation from basement to 2nd Floor which are accessed via a striking central staircase and a lift to the rear. The top floor includes an external roof terrace. Ancillary areas include multiple spaces for storage, w/c’s and separate rear access that leads into Sydenham Road.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 14 Epsom Road

    14 Epsom Road

    Guildford | GU1 3JQ

    The premises comprise of a two storey retail unit, formerly with an A3 restaurant use, but most recently trading as an A1 retail showroom (Warren Evans). There are currently two large open plan show room areas, which benefit from a large curved glass frontage over the two floors both of which have return frontage to Jenner Road. At the rear of the ground floor there are addition rooms and a rear staircase leading up to the first floor. Internally the property is carpeted throughout and benefits from a full A/C system, along with Gas and Electricity connections. along with Gas and Electricity connections. B1 Office Use has recently been obtained and the property has historically traded as an A3 restaurant.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 254 High Street

    254 High Street

    Guildford | GU1 3JG

    This central Guildford character retail property consist of ground and first floor retail areas, with basement storage and a staff break out area on the first floor. There are W/Cs on both ground and first floors along with a small patio area to the rear. Currently the first floor is partitioned into 3 offices and the space also benefits from air conditioning. A new full repairing and insuring lease is available with an upward only rent review at the 5th year.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 188


    High Street, Guildford | GU1 3HW

    The property is formed of a large Ground Floor retailing area currently trading as Michael Chell with the Tenants (who currently owner occupy) due to vacate in February 2024. The retailing area has several changes of level to the rear, but is predominantly open plan otherwise. On the first floor there are elements of office that are associated with the Ground Floor and a 1 Bed Flat let out on an AST. The second floor space is also associated with the Ground Floor currently and is formed of staff breakout/kitchen and WC facilities. A small basement is also included within the retail demise. There is also a 1 Bed Flat located on the first floor, which is currently let out on an AST producing £1,400 pcm.
    Availability: To Let / For Sale
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 105-111 High Street

    105-111 High Street

    Guildford | GU1 3DP

    Opportunities range from 11,000 sq ft - 154,000 sq ft. Guildford is surrey’s principal administrative and commercial centre.The town offers an attractive and varied retailing environment, and benefits from one of the most affluent catchment populations in the UK. The town has a range of high end occupiers to include Hugo Boss, Hobbs and Massimo Dutti along with many national multiples to include Marks & Spencer, Boots, White Stuff, Joules, Ted Baker, Jigsaw, Jack Wills and many others. The subject property benefits from frontages to both High Street and North Street. The High Street elevation is 100% prime within Guildford, with the North Street elevation increasing its popularity with retailers including Decathlon, Caffe Nero, Harris + Hoole, The Entertainer, and French Connection.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 13/05/2024
  • 96 High Street

    96 High Street

    Surrey, Guildford | GU1 3HE

    Guildford is the county town of Surrey and regarded as one of the premier retail locations within the UK with an affluent population and excellent communications by rail and road to London and the Southwest. The town benefits from frequent rail services into London Waterloo (33 minutes), Reading (35 minutes) and Gatwick (39 minutes). London Heathrow Airport is located approximately 29 miles northeast of the town and London Gatwick 30 miles to the southeast via the M25 in both cases. The property is situated in the prime cobble stone section of the High Street immediately opposite House of Fraser and close to Whistles, Russell & Bromley, Clarks Shoes, White Stuff, Gant, Boots and Marks & Spencer. The entrance to the newly developed Tunsgate Quarter is a door away with retailers such as Loaf, Oka furniture and the Ivy Restaurant. Situated in the conservation area, this attractive building comprises a ground and basement shop let to Mappin & Webb Jewellers whilst also providing 3 floors of self-contained offices let to a variety of businesses including a firm of solicitors. With self contained High Street access there is potential in the future to convert the upper floor offices to residential.
    Availability: For Sale
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 3 The Shambles

    3 The Shambles

    High Street, Guildford | GU1 3EX

    This town centre restaurant has been completely refurbished and is fully fitted to a very high standard. The refurbishment includes a brand new, kitchen, fire alarm system, CCTV, re-tanked basement and kitchen wear. The bar has a total of 21 seats and a further 24 seats for table service. An outside seating area is also available for use – this is shared in the day but exclusive use in the evening.
    Availability: Under Offer
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
  • 12 Jeffries Passage

    12 Jeffries Passage

    Guildford, Guildford | GU1 4AP

    12 Jeffries Passage is a single retail unit with a ground floor open retail space, stairs to the first floor and rear access to the back of the unit and a small storeroom under the stairs. The ground floor has wood flooring, painted walls, LED spotlighting, electric heating and a single glazed wooden shop front. The first -floor space comprises the same floorplate as the ground floor split between additional seating, storage and the WC in the left rear corner. The first floor has a wood laminate flooring, painted walls, LED spotlights, Single glazed windows and electric heating.
    Availability: To Let
    Rent: Price on Application
    Last modified: 14/05/2024
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  • 3.9Million

    Average monthly visitors

  • 426Retailers

    In the Central Guildford BID district

  • £900Million

    Annual retail & leisure spend

About Guildford


Guildford has great travel links. Just 30 miles from London and on the main line from Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo, the town's two railway stations ensure you are never waiting too long for a train up to the city and can travel in to Guildford with ease. For those needing to venture further afield, both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports can be easily accessed by public transport via bus or train.

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