Redhill Area Guide
Are you thinking of buying or renting a property in Redhill? Situated in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, Redhill is a prime location on the commuter belt into London.Alongside the adjacent town of Reigate, Redhill is the central hub for a number of nearby communities and rural villages. The villages boast relaxed countryside atmospheres, whilst Redhill provides all the modern amenities you’ll need.So, could Redhill be the perfect location for you to set up home? Read on to find out.
Are there local transport links nearby?
Redhill has access to junctions seven and eight of the M25 and M23, which makes travelling to London via car possible. In addition, Redhill railway station sits at the junction of three lines: the main London to Brighton line, the North Downs Line from Redhill to Reading and the Redhill to Tonbridge Line.
Trains from Redhill railway station to London Victoria take around 30 minutes, whilst trains from Redhill railway station to London Bridge take around 48 minutes.
Redhill also has access to two airports, London Gatwick and Heathrow – which are 8.3 miles and 28.5 miles from Redhill, respectively.
What's the local food and drink scene like?
Redhill boasts a wide variety of popular restaurants, so you don’t have to head into the city if you feel like going out for the evening.
Home Cottage, situated in the heart of the town, offers excellent pub-style cuisine in a stylish setting. Other highlights include the Italian chain restaurant Prezzo and a pub offering a taste of South East Asia - Sai Kitchen @ The Junction. If you prefer a couple of drinks when going out, The Plough offers a family-friendly vibe with a fine selection of beverages.
How does Redhill rate for sport and leisure facilities?
There are many facilities in Redhill that will help keep you fit and active. The Donyngs Leisure Centre includes a gym, swimming pools, exercise classes and more. The Redhill Tennis Club, founded in 1879 provides access to eight tennis courts and two junior size tennis courts.
And if racquet sports aren’t your thing, you can always visit Merstham Cricket Club. Or if you like to take a brisk walk to get the heart pumping, you can visit Nut Wood, for some breath taking views of the surrounding area.
What can you do on a sunny day?
When the sun is shining in Redhill, there are several activities you can choose to indulge in. Memorial Park in the town centre has recently re-opened after a £1.5 million makeover and has excellent play facilities for children. Mercers Country Park, located around three miles from Redhill, is an area of outstanding beauty, habitat to some wonderful wildlife and home to a large range of water sports.
Alternatively, you could pay a visit Outwood Windmill – the oldest windmill in Britain – which is located around seven miles from Redhill.
What can you do on a rainy day?
If the rain clouds gather over Redhill, there are plenty of activities that’ll keep the whole family entertained. For example, the Harlequin Theatre and the Everyman Cinema which is in neighbouring Reigate, are both excellent venues for catching the latest films.
In addition, Honeywood Museum, a Grade II listed building that offers family-friendly exhibitions is just 10.3 miles from Redhill, and Brooklands Museums, home of British motorsport and the Concorde, is only 19.4 miles away.
What's Redhill like for food and retail shopping?
Redhill’s pedestrianised high street is home to a varied range of shops, from high street brands to independent boutiques. The Belfry Shopping Centre adjoined to Redhill’s high street, is home to a New Look, H&M, Robert Dyas, Boots, Superdrug and more. In addition, the town has a Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Iceland and on the Watercour development - a Tesco Express.
Redhill also hosts an excellent street market every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which includes a varied selection of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to hand-made arts and crafts.
What does Redhill offer in terms of entertainment?
There are a number of attractions in the areas surrounding Redhill. Chessington World of Adventures, one of the UK’s best family adventure parks, is located just 12.5 miles from the town. Tilgate Park, just 12.8 miles from Redhill has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. If you’re feeling adventurous, it also as a Go Ape for some Top Tree Adventures.
Are there decent local amenities such as libraries and health centres?
East Surrey Hospital is a designated trauma unit, offering a wide range of medical services including 24-hour Accident and Emergency, Intensive Care and High Dependency Units. Greystone House Surgery is the most centrally located of the town’s health centres, while Granville Dental House can help cater for any dentistry needs.
Redhill also boasts a centrally located library, which offers a mix of adult’s and children’s literature, access to computers and free Wi-Fi, as well as numerous activities for children throughout the year.
What's the local traffic and parking like?
There are several pay-and-display car parks, the largest of which is located 0.4 miles from central Redhill on Gloucester Road. In addition, the recent £4million Redhill Balanced Network project has introduced a series of road improvements, which have drastically upgraded the town’s road system.
How well is the area served by primary and secondary schools?
The residents of Redhill have access to a number of excellent schools. Primary schools include St John’s Primary School, rated by OFSTED as ‘Good’ in 2014 and Earlswood Junior School, which was rated as ‘Good’ in 2013.
To find out more about buying a property in Redhill, call or visit the local Andrews branch.