Situated outside the borough of Greater London, Surrey's boundaries have changed a lot over time. Places such as Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark were all part of the county until 1889. In present day Surrey is split into eleven districts including Woking, Surrey Heath, Epsom, Guildford, Runnymede, Reigate, Mole Valley, Tandridge, Spelthrone, Waverley and Elmsbridge. These collections of counties equate to the population of one million people in the Surrey district.
Throughout time, Surrey has been home to many literary icons, including playing a huge part in the English Renaissance theatre. One of the first poems documented "The Owl and the Nightingale" was written by one Nicholas of Guildford, who specifically mentioned Surrey in the text.
With economic ties with London, Surrey provides residents with the security of London but with a rich tapestry of history.