Dorking is a market town with a lot of history. At the foot of the North Downs, nearly 25 miles from south London. Dorking's three trading streets are High Street, South Street and West Street; which are joined by an open-air small shopping centre. There is a big Dorking cockerel statue located on Deepdene roundabout.
Dorking is located at the junction of A24 and the A25. Dorking's cockerel statue is visible from the A24 roundabout. Dorking has 3 railway stations including the Dorking railway station, Dorking Deepdene, and Dorking West. Arriva provides the major bus services, while the major locations served are Redhill, Guildford, Reigate, Horsham, and also include small villages. Dorking is twinned with Guglingen, a German town and Gouvieux, France.
The Dorking Halls has a cinema, leisure centre, theatre, and swimming pool building complex. There is Arts Alive fete every year in the last 14 days of October. Dorking has a library, a museum, about 30 pubs, and CIU club. Dorking is famous for antiques and art shops on West Street.
Dorking is very active in sports and has many sport clubs. This place is also famous for mountain biking. As a result of mountain biking, it is famously known as "Surrey Hills".
Dorking has had many celebrities born in the town, most particularly Padre Smith and Laurence Olivier. Other famous people who lived in Dorking include Henry Hope, the nephew of Henry Hopes (Thomas Hope), Daniel Defoe, Emma Holland, and Benjamin Disraeli.
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