Located next to the door of the main entrance
Male, female, and accessible toilets are all located on Platform 1
General Sir Lewis Halliday, a Victoria Cross recipient, died in Dorking.
Other people born in Dorking include Walter Dendy Sadler (1854–1923) artist and painter, and Queens Park Rangers F.C. Striker Jamie Mackie (born 1985).
After about 18 months, and many brews later, recipes were formulated and a rudimentary grasp of brewing was established.
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Dorking and nearby Box Hill were chosen as part of the route for the 2012 London Olympics cycling road race and have featured in the FIA-ranked London-Surrey cycle classic every year since.
Further north is Norbury Park, which contains the Druids Grove, a forest of ancient yew trees.
The famous irrigation engineer Sir Arthur Cotton spent his last days, preaching the Bible and experimenting on cultivation of new wheat strains here. His tombstone at a local cemetery describes Sir Arthur as "irrigation Cotton" who was involved in construction of large scale irrigation projects, dams, aqueducts, bridges and canals in India. His daughter, Elizabeth Cotton, Lady Hope, founded an influential evangelistic temperance Coffee-room here.
Child composer and musician Alma Deutscher lives in Dorking.
The painting by Anthony Devis who settled in Surrey has ignited discussions about whether it is a true depiction or a figment of imagination, inspired by other artists
Kenneth Baker served as Member of Parliament for Mole Valley from 1983 to 1997 and lived for most of that time in Betchworth. On retirement he was made a life peer and took the title 'Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking'.
Dorking /ˈdɔːr.kɪŋ/ is a market town in Surrey, England, in the valley of the Pipp Brook between the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge 21 miles (34 km) from London. It lies between two hills, Box Hill and Leith Hill.
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The Cobham resident has looked locally for his managerial appointment in football
The managing director of London and Scottish International said using organic materials to make the spirit resulted in an all-round "better product"
A light golden Bitter full of hoppy flavour and aroma. Generously hopped for extra bouquet.
The English writer George Meredith and the Polish poet Marian Hemar are also buried at the local cemetery.
Dorking is served by these emergency services:
On 15 June 2004, Dorking was granted Fairtrade Town status.
Various primary schools cater for 5–11-year olds. Secondary education in the state sector is largely provided for by The Ashcombe School and The Priory School.
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A wonderful rich winter warmer made with Muscovado sugar & Spices including hints of ginger cinnamon and nutmeg.
A Cloudy hazy amber with a lasting white head and a wheat beer type aroma. Touch of banana and tropical fruit.
The Cubitt family had links with the town also. Thomas Cubitt was born and lived in the town, and later built up large areas of London from the early 19th century. His politician son George also had connections with the town, and notably financed the building of St Barnabas Church on Ranmore Hill known by its nickname of Cubitt's Spire, Cubitt's Finger or Cubitt's Stump.
Surrey County Council elected every four years, has three representatives, with only a few close but outlying farms falling under the latter two wards :
In the late 1990s Dorking Halls was given a huge refit, to make it a cinema and theatre complex. In 2003 a new modern leisure centre and swimming pool were added to the Dorking Halls Complex.
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Meta Brevoort lived here until December 1876. Meta Brevoort a well known alpinist is commemorated by the Pointe Brevoort, the summit of the Grande Ruine in the Dauphine Alps. Her dog Tschingel who made ascents with her, her nephew W.A.B. Coolidge and Christian Almer is commemorated by a summit of the same name in the Bernese Oberland was also a resident.
In the Georgian and Victorian periods, seven foothills and slopes in the neighbourhood became grand country estates: Norbury Park, Denbies Vineyard, Betchworth Castle, Polesden Lacey, Wotton House and Deepdene.
To the south west of the town is Leith Hill, also owned by the National Trust, the second highest point in the south east of England after Walbury Hill. The tower on the summit elevates the hill to 1,000 ft (300 m) above sea level. The area is towards the east of the Surrey Hills AONB surrounded by the Greensand Ridge, including Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill, as well as the nearby escarpment of the North Downs from Box Hill to Newlands Corner.
Most bus services are run by Arriva, the main locations served being Guildford, Redhill and Reigate including villages in between, as well as some local services. Sunray Travel operates a Surrey CC supported route to Leatherhead and Epsom, and running via Box Hill. Metrobus took over Arriva's Horsham depot, and now run route 93 to Horsham, and London Buses route 465 to Kingston.
Southern's smartcard is called 'the key'. To apply online go to www.southernrailway.com/thekey or pick up an application form from a Southern ticket office.
Dorking held a big wheat and cattle market in the High Street. The poultry market was held in the corner of South Street and round Butter Hill. Here the famous Dorking fowl were sold. This breed, which has five claws instead of the normal four, was a favourite for 19th century tables, including that of Queen Victoria.
Dorking is a commuter settlement and has three railway stations. In 1911, it was described as "almost entirely residential and agricultural, with some lime works on the chalk, though not so extensive as those in neighbouring parishes, a little brick-making, water-mills (corn) at Pixham Mill, and timber and saw-mills."
The famous composer Ralph Vaughan Williams lived in Dorking for much of his life, and penned most of the works which made him famous in Dorking. The lark in "The Lark Ascending" is known to have been heard in the Mole Valley to the north of the town.