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Big Green Week

Heritage with Heart

What we love about Dorking  

Dorking is surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Surrey Hills, but we are quite partial to our brilliant town centre. When we support local businesses, we invest in ourselves. After you've explored a scenic walk, why not explore our historic town, with our delightful independent shopkeepers, relaxed and friendly cafe culture and exceptional professional services? 

Dorking has a whole host of entertainment, experiences and activities waiting for you to enjoy. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date on all that's happening in town, or follow us on Hello Dorking on all social channels. We publish our 'What's On' every Friday. 

There’s the restaurants bursting with fabulous flavours, whether your favourite is Sri Lankan, Mediterranean, fantastic pub grub or a Michelin star restaurant. Come and try them all! We are planning a Restaurant Week this May for Surrey Day. Or if it’s cocktails you're after, then you are spoilt for choice, with truly great places to grab a drink - or two! From relaxed, cosy pubs with roaring fires, to historic inns and chic bars, great outdoor spaces and even garden tipis. Let Dorking Halls entertain you and take in a show at the theatre choosing from their exciting range of live shows, including dance, comedy, music and plays. And if you prefer the moves, then visit their cinema showing all the latest releases. Our the live music scene is not to be missed, whether your jam is rock, acoustic, blues or DJs with their decks, you’ll find it here so you can dance the weekend away. You don’t even have to think about how you’ll get home with The White Horse pub with rooms now open for an overnight stay.

Dorking is not the hidden gem of the Surrey Hills, it is a the heart of the Surrey Hills. 

What's on in Dorking

Hello Dorking - our website, social media channels and our weekly email update - together is your official guide to everything in Dorking. Find all the resources you need for the perfect trip, look up essential information for dining, shopping, playing and staying - and learn how to start up a business in our market town.

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What's happening in Dorking? Be sure to subscribe for Updates and follow on Social Media

5 June: BID Guild Meeting 
8-16 June: 
Big Green Week / Litter Pick 7th June - RSVP with us today
Big Green Week Sustainability Trail
13 June: BID Board Meeting (Board members)

Fancy a Historic Walk?

Join our guided walks around our magnificent environment and enjoy our independent shopping, cafe culture, music and nightlife whilst you're here. Yes Dorking has it all - explore Dorking on your own or with an experienced Dorking Museum Guide. Book here, today.

The Deepdene Trail
(including access to the grade 2* Hope Mausoleum)
Sunday 9 June at 2pm
Sunday 7 July at 2pm
Sunday 15 September at 2pm
Tours leave from Dorking Golf Club clubhouse

Blue Plaques and Statues walk
Sunday 12 May at 2pm
Sunday 23 June at 2pm
Wednesday 3 July at 6.15pm
Tuesday 27 August at 6.15pm
Sunday 22 September at 2pm
Sunday 20 October at 2pm
Walks leave from Cubitt statue opposite Dorking Halls

Hidden Dorking Historic Walks
Sunday 16 June at 2pm
Sunday 14 July at 2pm
Sunday 18 August at 2pm
Sunday 22 September at 11am
Walks leave from Dorking Museum

Betchworth Castle Tours
(Including access to the Castle enclosure)
Sunday 9 June at 2pm
Sunday 14 July at 2pm
Sunday 18 August at 2pm
Sunday 8 September at 2pm (Free HOD walk)
Sunday 6 October at 2pm
Walks leave from the entrance to Betchworth Park Golf Club

Family History Trail - prizes for all children!
Thursday 1 August at 2pm
Walks leave from Dorking Museum

Ghost Walk
Thursday 31 October at 6pm
Walk leaves from St Martin's churchyard

Visit our News Page and Stay Connected

As we work on the redesign of this website, we are using our newspage as our source for sharing all of our initiatives, progress and impact. Over the past year, your BID Team has generated great results: 17 Press Releases, 19 Radio Interviews, 7 pieces of earned media, 87 Newsletters for BID businesses and community partners with a 43% open rate. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our award-winning team on socials at @HelloDorking.

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About the BID

Dorking Town Partnership, the BID (Business Improvement District), was first elected into place in 2017 and again in 2022, and since then has been busy delivering improvements to the management of the town centre, boosting its vitality and viability, making a positive contribution to safeguard its future.

The Dorking BID Board is business-led and business funded. We are a group of positive local businesses who strive to deliver impactful and innovative projects, that address your business priorities and deliver the best value for money from the BID levy that you entrust to us. We are organise our work into four main work streams and share our progress with our stakeholders every week on our newspage.

Digital transformation
Creative campaigns
Business Support

What we do

Dorking West Street


Creating a vibrant and well-marketed town centre. 

Working on building a strong brand for Dorking, managing and promoting events, and campaigns to attract visitors.
Dorking High Street


Making Dorking work on a day-to-day level.

Working on traffic and access issues, with traffic surveys and footfall data, and providing support to businesses.


Working towards a strong future for Dorking with a business community that is able to affect long term change in the town centre through collaborative leadership.


Dorking Town Partnership
156 South Street
Dorking, RH4 2HF

T: 07377 0966892

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