Living in Farnborough Resource List
Whether you’ve always loved the thought of living in Farnborough, or you’re planning on attending its university, this quaint Surrey town offers much to see, do and experience throughout the year.
With our handy guide, you can discover the must-visit places, where to eat, how to get around Farnborough and so much more. So, if living in Farnborough is top of the agenda, we can help.
Things to do in Farnborough
From watching a movie to visiting a museum, there are plenty of exciting attractions in Farnborough you can visit.
The Farnborough Air Sciences Museum displays historic aircraft, along with a full-size replica of the Cody Flyer and flight simulation among many other interesting artefacts.
Or venture a little further afield and visit Highclere Castle, the Grade I-listed building, which was the filming location for the critically acclaimed TV show Downton Abbey.
Other things to do:
● Visit the VUE cinema
● Go indoor go-karting
● Explore the Museum of Military Medicine.
Events in Farnborough
One of the most popular events to take place in Farnborough is the biennial Farnborough International Airshow. The second-largest show of its kind, it’s a trade show for the aerospace and defence industries.
As well as informative trade events, you can attend exciting music festivals including WeyFest, a music festival just 20 minutes from Farnborough in Tilford, Surrey.
Or if you fancy a day out in Farnham – just a 15 minutes drive from Farnborough – you can attend the Wickham Festival. This four-day music festival takes place every year in August and is perfect for the whole family.
Shopping in Farnborough
Princes Mead shopping centre has a range of favourite high street stores, as well as places for you to get a bite to eat.
The Meads is also located in Farnborough, where you can find shops, supermarkets, banks, a gym, the cinema and so much more. So if it’s retail therapy you enjoy, you’re sure to love visiting the shops in Farnborough.
Where to eat in Farnborough
If you love dining out, Farnborough has some amazing places to eat and socialise with your friends and family.
The Gallery Restaurant, located in the town’s College of Technology, offers a unique fine dining experience, where you can taste delicious meals created by award-winning Catering and Hospitality students and staff from the Hospitality and Catering Department.
Enjoy Italian dishes at Dolce Italia, Indian specialities from Cove Tandoori and classic British dishes from The Swan. Whatever cuisine you fancy, we’re confident that you can find a place to dine.
Nightlife in Farnborough
Farnborough has some amazing places where you enjoy a cocktail or two. The Aviator has the luxury Sky Bar which offers classic cocktails as well as bespoke drinks. You can also visit one of the many pubs in the town to enjoy great music including The Swan and The Alexandra.
Getting around in Farnborough
Whether you drive or prefer to use public transport, there are many ways you can get around Farnborough easily and safely.
● By road – Farnborough has great connections to the M3 if you want to venture further afield. If you’re driving in and around Farnborough, there are plenty of places you can park, including at The Meads Shopping Centre.
● Taxi – As well as calling for a taxi to pick you up from a location, there is a taxi rank located at the Town’s main train station.
● Bus – Most of the buses in operation throughout the town are operated by Stagecoach and can take you across the town.
● Train – Farnborough (Main) station can provide great links into London Waterloo, while Farnborough North station can provide you with connections to Gatwick Airport.
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