Farnborough History

Historically known for a huge amount of Aviation history, Farnborough is a town in North East Hampshire, the town has grown and evolved into a prosperous area with blue chip companies settling here.

Things to do in Farnborough

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport. The first five days (Monday to Friday) are dedicated exclusively to trade, with the final two days open to the public.

The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defence industry calendar, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. The show is also used for the announcement of new developments and orders, and to attract media coverage.


The town has grown and evolved into a prosperous area with blue chip companies settling here. A Town Centre rejuvenation has taken place in recent years making the shopping area and somewhere to have a bite to eat more appealing. On the other hand North Camp hosts older shops and a Village feel about it.

Farnborough hosts a weekly market in the town square and every Sunday there is a popular car boot sale in Pinehurst Car Park. Farnborough also has a variety of restaurants and pubs catering for different tastes such as Indian, Chinese and Spanish as well as traditional pub favourites.

The Aviator Hotel, overlooking Farnborough Airport has the Sky Bar with relaxing lounge areas to enjoy cocktails and also the Brasserie giving you an intimate restaurant dining experience.

The centre of Farnborough includes the Kingsmead, Queensmead and Princes Mead shopping precincts with the Vue cinema complex in the Kingsmead centre, a seven screen multiplex with 3D technology. Work is underway to construct a new retail area with an entertainment complex.


Farnborough Transport

Offering good commuting and transport links by a main line station, where you can get an express train to Waterloo in 34 minutes. Coupled with the addition of Farnborough North and North Camp Station leading you Reading or Gatwick bound. A331 and M3 access via 4/4a ensures further towns are easily accessible.

Farnborough Education

As you would expect, Farnborough has a fantastic selection of schools including Cove Infant and Junior, St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, Cove Secondary School, Farnborough Hill Private School and the sought after Farnborough College.