Visiting Farnborough and Aldershot


Located just four miles apart, Farnborough and Aldershot offer visitors a wealth of attractions to see and do. In addition, both towns are perfect venues for great British cafes and pubs.


Farnborough town centre is home to a wide range of national brand name clothing stores on the high street. Meanwhile, Farnborough has a weekly market. The market is open every Tuesday and runs from 9am to 4:30pm at the Queensmead Shopping Centre. The local market is a great place to pick up a variety of great items from clothing to produce.

Farnborough has plenty of great places to eat and drink in the town as well. From great pub grub like the Alexandra to more traditional pubs like the Prince of Wales.

Top pubs and cafes to visit in Farnborough:

  • Alexandra Pub – Great atmosphere and excellent Italian food
  • Prince of Wales Pub – Cosy pub serving real ales
  • The Crab and Anchor – An amazing selection of food at reasonable prices. Pie, duck or lamb, the restaurant does it all.
  • Malacca – For visitors looking for Chinese, Malacca is perfect. Serving great traditional Chinese meals with a British twist.

Farnborough has so much to offer guests while staying, it makes sense to make it one of the places to see while in the area.


Aldershot is know as “the home of the British army”, yet the town has so much more to offer visitors than the military. Although if a visitor is  military-buff, it is a perfect town to visit in England.

Taking place every Thursday, Aldershot market is held between 9am and 4:30pm. The market is located on Union and Wellington Streets, and features a variety of vendors.

The town is also home to The Wellington, the town’s main shopping centre. Visitors can browse around 30 shops in the centre. In addition, the entire area is pedestrianised, allowing shoppers to stroll around freely.

Aldershot, like Farnborough, has plenty of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs. Each serves up mouthwatering food and drinks to customers. Caffe Macchiato is one such café that serves up some of the best fare in town. The restaurant serves up fantastic Italian food that will have guests coming back for more.

Visitors looking for simple sandwiches and British breakfasts will find what they are looking for at Astalet Café. There, visitors can grab a quick sandwich or have a brilliant breakfast.

Top pubs and cafes to visit in Aldershot:

Like Farnborough, Aldershot has plenty of great places to eat, drink and shop during a visit to the area. Travellers can find just what they are looking for with a trip around town.