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Fleet town did not exist until the last century. In 1840 the railway from London was completed and Fleet Pond station was built for the benefit of day-trippers. Many Londoners decided to settle in the area, and houses were built along Fleet Road. By 1860 there were 300 inhabitants of whom 30 or 40 were children. There was no school until 1860 and no church until 1861, as Fleet was still in the parish of Crondall. In 1878 several acres of land were sold to a property developer from Farnborough, and a housing estate was planned in the American style with the roads in a grid pattern. Many building plots were sold on a hire-purchase system, shops and pubs appeared and tradesmen moved in to make the community complete.


Tourist and Other Information sources


Local Tourist Information:

Tourist Information Centre,
The Harlington Centre,
Hampshire GU51 4BY

Telephone: (01252) 811151

Local Information Points

Fleet Library
236 Fleet Road
Hampshire GU51 4BX

Telephone: (01252) 614213

Local Council

Hart Distric Council,
Civic Offices,
Harlington Way,
Hampshire GU51 4AE

Telephone: (01252) 622122
Fax: (01252) 524017

Parking in Fleet

Fleet provides a good range of car parks within the town and surrounding area.


Fleet has many places to eat from cafes and pubs to restaurants and hotels who cater for a wide variety of tastes.

Access by Public Transport

Fleet is served by a railway station and public Bus Services operate frequently within the town and surrounding area.