Just 52 minutes from London Waterloo
Dorking is just 52 minutes way from London. Twinned with Gouvieux, France 1997 and birthplace of Laurence Olivier and Britain’s oldest breed of chicken – the Dorking chicken gets its name from this delightful market town.
The main station is on the outskirts of town but it’s well worth the short bus ride to explore the town further. You’ll find multiple art galleries, jewellers, and florists as you stroll through the town. West Street is a must-visit, with more antique shops than anyone could need. For decades Dorking high street hosted an iconic game of street football every Shrove Tuesday!
Dorking is also famous for the discovery of a new species of dinosaur. The Baryonyx was discovered in 1983. The amateur fossil hunter, William Walker, came across the new species of fish-eating dinosaur in the side of a clay pit. The skeleton can be seen at the Natural History Museum in London.