Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England and is the seat of the borough of Guildford. It has Saxon roots, tribes living near the North Sea coast . On the building of the Wey Navigation and Basingstoke Canal Guildford was connected to a network of waterways that aided its wealth. In the 20th century, the University of Surrey and Guildford Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral, were built.
Due to recent development running north from Guildford, and linking to the Woking area, Guildford now forms the south-western tip of the Greater London Built-up Area, as defined by the Office for National Statistics.