Farnborough is a town in north east Hampshire. It has a population of around 57,000 people. The town of Farnborough resides near the boundary of Surrey and is 34 miles southwest of London and 16 miles east of Basingstoke.
The town of Farnborough is home to important landmarks which include St Michael's Abbey. The Imperial Crypt at the Abbey is the resting place of Napoleon III, along with his wife and son, Louis Napoleon.
The town has a prominent history in aviation and is home to Farnborough Airfield, the site of the historic Royal Aircraft Establishment. Most of the aircraft built during the First World War were designed at Farnborough. Farnborough became well known for testing new planes to see how fast they could go. It was also at the RAE that Frank Whittle conducted a large amount of his research into the jet aircraft. There is a monument to Frank Whittle on a roundabout within the town which incorporates a replica of his prototype for the Gloster E.28/39 aircraft.
Farnborough is well situated within the UK and lies within a commutable distance of the capital. Farnborough is near 2 junctions of the M3 and has the A325 running through the town. The town has two railway stations; Farnborough Main Railway Station and Farnborough North. Farnborough Airfield also operates as a business airport within the town.
Farnborough is home to a number of business parks such as Farnborough Aerospace Centre with businesses on site including BAE Systems, amongst others. The town also has a large retail centre with a main shopping centre and a number of retail parks surrounding the town, all of which provide many job opportunities within the retail sector.