Hamptons Relocate & Renovate Guide-Reigate

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Local Area Guide Reigate Relocate & Renovate
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www.hamptons.co.uk 3 Relocate Welcome to Reigate 6 Why move to Reigate? 8 Pubs & Live Music 14 Local Hotspots 16 Arts 18 Family Days Out 20 Local Schools 22 Local Restaurants 30 Fitness & Health 28
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A very warm welcome to Reigate and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in Surrey. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population.

Hamptons has been matching people with property, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869.

We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, over 150 years since we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely,

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Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Reigate

Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Reigate, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

The now-ruined Reigate Castle was built under orders from William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey in the 12th century and the medieval market town sprung up around this. Trading in oatmeal for much of the 16th century meant there were a dozen or so mills in the area during this period, with two windmills remaining today at Wray Common and Reigate Heath. The arrival of the London to Brighton railway line in 1841 led to building across the area and the creation of neighbouring Redhill.

Property in Reigate encompasses everything from detached 1920s houses to Victorian cottages and Edwardian semis to contemporary flats, so there is truly something to cater to all tastes and budgets. There is a slant towards the high-end market however, neighbouring Redhill is less expensive with more new build properties on offer and a good variety of property for sale and to rent. A little bit of history

Reigate is renowned for its ‘caves’ which are in fact historical sand mines that tunnel beneath the town centre with guided tours available.


Why move to Reigate?

In particular, the North Downs and the Surrey Hills Area of Natural Beauty offer an escape from the town, with a whole host of walking and cycling routes for all abilities. With an excellent range of amenities and many sought-after properties in the town centre and surrounding areas, there is something to appeal to everyone whether buying or renting.

A charming and compact

high street makes shopping in Reigate a thoroughly enjoyable and convenient experience. An array of fabulous boutiques such as Oliver Bonas, Mint Velvet and White Stuff sit side by side with essentials like Boots pharmacy. Supermarkets in Reigate include Marks and Spencers and Morrisons, with a large modern Sainsburys available in the adjoining town of Redhill. The restaurant scene

encompasses such firm favourites as Wagamama, Bill’s, Nandos and the Giggling Squid, alongside a wealth of independent eateries and family pubs. For an evening of film, the Everyman Cinema plays host to the latest mainstream releases alongside the classics, so there is something to suit all tastes.

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Ideal living

There is an abundance of green space in Reigate, including the pleasant grounds of the ruined Reigate castle and Priory Park, which has extensive facilities including a pond, playground, skate park, sports courts and picnic spots. The National Trust owned Reigate Hill in the North Downs offers far-reaching views and the glorious countryside of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also close by.

The restaurant scene encompasses such firm favourites as Wagamama, Bill’s, Nandos and the Giggling Squid, alongside a wealth of independent eateries and family pubs. For an evening of film, the Everyman Cinema plays host to the latest mainstream releases alongside the classics.

Reigate is well served by both state and independent schools for all age groups, including Reigate School, Reigate Priory School, St. Marys, St. John’s Primary, Hatchlands

Primary and Holmesdale

Community Infant School. Private schools include the well-regarded

Reigate Grammar and Dunnotar Schools. Reigate College offers further education courses in a wide range of disciplines for students aged 16-19.

Reigate benefits from strong transport links, with easy access to both the M25 and M23. London is around 20 miles to the north and the mainline railway station has regular direct trains to London Victoria in under 40 minutes.


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Famous Residents

Reigate and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.

Here are a few notable names...

Ed Buller Record Producer, Musician

Spike Milligan Writer and Comedian

Norman Cook Superstar DJ

Newton Faulkner English singer-songwriter and musician

George Best

Manchester United footballer

Cliff Mitchlemore Presenter of the BBC Holiday programme

Jane Slaughter Tracey the barmaid from Eastenders

Phil Tuffnell Cricketer

Max Chilton British racing driver

Ray Mears English woodsman, Author and TV presenter

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Dame Margot Fonteyn Prima Donna Ballerina David Walliams, TV Personality, Author Phil Tuffnell, Cricketer
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Interview with ‘The Bed Post’

History Of The Bed Post

We have stores in Crayford, Sidcup, Petts Wood , Sevenoaks and Reigate in Surrey. The Bed Post is a family owned business which opened its doors for the first time in April 1987 in a modest showroom in Lee Green. We have steadily grown moving into showrooms in Sidcup and Eltham. In 1999 we moved into our 10,000 square foot flagship showroom & warehouse in Crayford. In 2007 we added another showroom in Dunton Green, near Sevenoaks and in 2021 we opened our 5th shop in Reigate Surrey. With over 35 years history, we have developed rapidly supplying beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture to our customers all over the south east.

The secret of our success

Our growth has been achieved largely by way of personal recommendation from satisfied customers who have spread the word. The reason for this is our emphasis on customer service and care, something for which we were rewarded for by the London borough of Bexley who awarded us the accolade of ‘retailer of the year’ in recognition of just those qualities.

To ensure exceptional value for money we are constantly checking our prices against the multiples and internet and as you might expect, we offer a price promise, simply to match any other price quoted on any bed or mattress. A quality that exists with all of us at The Bed Post is our passion for trying to supply the right bed for our customers.

Popular Products Right Now

The bedroom is fast becoming a very important room within the home. Many of our customers spend time and effort in choosing not only a bed that feels right, but

also something that looks right. Colour is huge in the bedroom right now and coloured divans with matching headboards, or fabric bedsteads are very popular. But comfort is king, and a good night’s sleep is very important for our health & wellbeing. Our range of Harrison Spinks divans are proving to be very popular as you are able to choose from a range of mattresses with different spring counts and natural fillings. You are also able to choose two different tensions within the same mattress as you will not always require the same feel or tension as your partner.

Questions to ask when buying a bed

Buying a new bed can be confusing and frustrating as it isn’t something we do every day. Our staff at The Bed Post will ask the right questions to establish just what is required. Is the customer a back or side sleeper, do they require a soft, medium or firm feel mattress? Do they suffer from allergies? What size of bed do they require? Having gained certain information we are then able to guide our customers through a selection of products that might suit their requirements. One thing we do insist on, is to, ‘Try Before You Buy’. There is no substitute for laying on a mattress to see if it feels right for you.

Job Satisfaction

Having been trading for over 35 years we have built up a very good reputation. Our statistics tell us that over 70% of our customers are returning to us for another bed. We are especially proud of this and take our role in the selection of a new bed very seriously. It gives us tremendous pride when returning customers tell us how well they have been sleeping. That’s why we quote, ‘The Bed Post, for the REST of your life’

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Pubs & Live Music

Number 9 The Piano Bar (Urban9)

Following a complete transformation, our unique property is a fresh, intimate space where guests can enjoy something from our evening grazing menu or unwind with a cocktail at one of our three bars. It is the perfect place to relax with friends and pass away the time throughout the evening. The venue was created to fill the gap for what was missing in Surrey. A place that the more mature clientele could and can go to for an evening out. We pride ourselves on our food, cocktails, live music and service.

9 Church St, Reigate RH2 0AA. 01737 860019


The Cage Wine Bar

Welcome to The Cage Bar. Built in 1811, The Cage Bar can boast to be the only bar in existence based in a former prison. The Cage Bar is situated on two floors: with the main bar being downstairs, and a smaller bar upstairs alongside a beautiful seating area. Whether you are looking for a relaxing evening upstairs with a few friends, or an evening of live music, The Cage Bar is for you! We host live music every Friday and Saturday all year round. Alongside those days we host an open mic night every Wednesday.

Unit 3, Cage Yard, High St, Reigate RH2 9AB. 01737 223222


The Market Stores, Reigate

Situated in the heart of Reigate, The Market Stores hosts guests from all walks of life, and our food offer is catered to match. Whether you’re after anything from a light bite or a lunchtime snack up to a main course with pudding to boot, we’ve got you covered. Head Chef and his team have worked tirelessly to create a well-balanced range sure to keep your taste buds excited. From chilli beef nachos, Fuller’s Frontier battered Haddock, or a delicious burger personalised to your own unique tastes, head on down to The Market Stores for a dining experience that’ll keep you coming back time and again.

2 High St, Reigate RH2 9AY. 01737 240492


Skimmington Castle

Cosy country pub with space to tie up horses by the beer garden, plus real ales and quiz nights. Over the years the Skim has built up a reputation of being dog and children friendly. We welcome with open paws our four legged friends and well behaved children. We have four dining areas, our carriage room that overlooks the Heath, our cosy snug room for up to 6 people, our rear dining room with inglenook fireplace and our newly refurbished garden room

Bonnys Rd, Reigate RH2 8RL. 01737 243100


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“Wet your whistle”

The Bull’s Head

17th century traditional public house with a few modern twists. Live music, Sky sports, Lunchtime menu availability, Quiz night, karaoke, Weatherproof Beer Garden, Online ordering & much much more. Great little gem in the heart of a wonderful town.

Bulls Head, 55 High St, Reigate RH2 9AE. 01737 222233


The Bell

A small and friendly pub, packed to the rafters with character and characters. We provide locally and nationally brewed ales along with an extensive selection of great quality lagers, wines and spirits as well as non-alcoholic choices. Our staff have a superb knowledge of all that we offer and can point you in the right direction with tasters and opinions. With a roaring open fire in the winter months, and a covered, heated garden which caters for the entirety of the British weather spectrum, The Bell is the best place to go out and stay out in Reigate.

21 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD. 01737 244438


The Black Horse

A historic pub and brasserie with bags of character. There’s a low-beamed bar serving up a carefully curated wine list alongside expertly mixed cocktails and craft ales and beers and a menu where quality and flavour are the order of the day with home-cooked dishes prepared by the chefs using seasonal and sustainable ingredients. The Sunday lunch is traditional and plentiful and worth a try.

93 West St, Reigate RH2 9JZ. 01737 230010


Veeno Reigate

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Reigateyou could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Reigate. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.

Veeno was born in 2013 with two friends who shared a love for Italian Aperitivo, the ritual of drinking, nibbling, and relaxing after work. Our wines come from Caruso & Minini, our family vineyard in Sicily where Great-Grandfather Antonio planted the first vines in the XIX century. Since then, Founder, Nino and the team have been working hard to ensure that our quality and tradition could flow from the bottles to the glass in your hand. From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy our authentic Italian experience.

86 High St, Reigate RH2 9AP. 01737 225800



Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Reigate!

Urban Kitchen

In the heart of Reigate’s High Street, No.7 was the first store in the Urban family, opened in 2005. The store offers you both an eat-in and take-away option for those feeling hungry or thirsty through from breakfast to after lunch. Whether you want to relax with the newspaper and watch the world go by, chatter with a friend over a glass of wine, or grab lunch and run back to the office, this fast-paced, vibrant, friendly shop has a buzzing atmosphere.

7 Church St Reigate RH2 0AA

Daytime: 01737 245511 Evening: 01737 225510


CANAKIN - Coffee Shop / Patisserie

Canakin is an independent specialty coffee shop and patisserie in the centre of Reigate, Surrey. We bake delicious cakes and pastries every day from our small onsite kitchen. Served with Artisan coffees and speciality teas is the perfect combination.

69 High St, Reigate RH2 9AE.


Beryl & Pegs Coffee, Tea & Sandwich Bar

Situated opposite Reigate station which makes us the perfect place to grab your daily commuter’s coffee or cuppa, and only a ten-minute walk from Reigate town centre. All of our ingredients are fresh and local; our tasty sandwiches use delicious dough from Chalk Hills Bakery and our wholesome fruit and veg from Epsom and our succulent meats from our local butcher in Redhill.

17 Holmesdale Rd, Reigate RH2 0BA. 01737 479887


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All About Eve at Home

Welcome to All About Eve at Home. We’re a small boutique shop based in Reigate & Cobham that specialises in making your everyday beautiful. Alongside some beautiful brands, sit our own brand of luxury hand-poured candles, diffusers and high-quality perfumes. We take the highest quality ingredients and produce fragrances for all year round. From the fresh scent of Herb Garden to the warm, spicy Winter Garden, there are fragrances to make both you and your home smell gorgeous. We also stock a wide variety of luxury gifts, fashion accessories and homeware that is specially chosen with our customers in mind. We aim to offer the perfect mix of quality and style at the right price, making All About Eve your number one choice when it comes to gift giving!

42 High St, Reigate RH2 9AT. 01737 668040


Quattro Rish

A multi-label, exclusive, independent womenswear boutique with an on-trend mix of clothing, shoes and accessories. We are passionate about what we do, always looking for exciting brands with fashion forward thinking. Our focus is on you, our customer, offering a personal styling experience in a relaxed and fun environment.

9 Church Street Reigate Surrey RH2 0AA 01737 235 468


We’re a family-run, independent fashion boutique in the friendly market town of Reigate. Showcasing a diverse range of handpicked labels from small local designers to larger, more established brands, we offer a mixture of unique boutique finds, useful everyday basics, covetable classics, and desirable gifts in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

5 High St, Reigate RH2 9AA. 01737 243330


Sollo London

We are a one-off fashion boutique in Reigate, UK. Our items are curated and handpicked with only the highest quality and style in mind. From clothing and handbags, to jewellery and arts ,we have special designer pieces and gems for all to discover and enjoy. Garments are meticulous, yet experimental reflecting a modern simplicity. Combining luxury fabrics with contemporary functionality. Consideration is taken to create timeless silhouettes adaptable to any wardrobe and any season.

53A High St, Reigate RH2 9AE. 01737 669594


Mint Velvet Reigate Co-founders (and good friends) Liz, Lisa and Jane came up with the idea for Mint Velvet in 2009, over cups of fresh mint tea at Liz’s kitchen table. After years of not finding what they wanted to wear on the high street, they had outgrown fast fashion and wanted luxurious, effortless pieces they could just slip on, nodding to the trends in a relaxed way: the concept of Relaxed Glamour was born. 13 years on, we’re known for our easy shapes, beautiful prints and flattering fits, all with thoughtful finishing touches – after all, it’s the little things that make life lovely, so you should never underestimate the power of a great outfit on a bad day.

60-62 High St, Reigate RH2 9AP. 01737 221898



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Reigate Arts

Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Reigate!

The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Redhill

A vibrant arts and entertainment venue in Redhill, Surrey. The Harlequin Theatre is a black box theatre, seating 96 audience members per performance. It has a reputation as one of Cheshire’s leading amateur theatres and has presented some of Cheshire’s most memorable award-winning theatrical experiences. The Theatre is often hosting musicals, variety acts and drama, the cinema showing new releases. Warwick Rd, Redhill RH1 1NN. 01737 276500


Gallery One Reigate

We sell contemporary paintings direct from the artists’ studios. The work we show is selected on the basis of quality, not geography or the reputation of the artist. Gallery One is open by appointment only but we will be pleased to welcome visitors at most times to suit them and at short notice.

1 Lesbourne Rd, Reigate RH2 7JP. 07702 436937


The Archway Theatre

We pride ourselves on a professional approach, and we are rather ambitious with some of our productions. We try all aspects of theatre, from musicals through drama to pantomime. We open to the public, but also as a club our members can buy tickets at a reduced rate, take advantage of the youth workshop facilities, and visit the members’ bar. Those wishing to go on stage or backstage are members of the company, who put on all the shows. The Archway Theatre is a unique amateur theatre based in Horley, Surrey, United Kingdom. It is operated by a membership organisation, the Archway Theatre Company. It consists of a 95seat main auditorium and a 40-seat studio complex.

The Drive, Horley RH6 7NQ. 01293 784398


Inner Art Tuition

Fun and Fulfilling Art Classes for all Ages and Abilities. Our light, welcoming studio in Reigate offers Art classes, Art clubs, one to one Art tuition, Art workshops and online Art learning. We welcome adults and children. We believe your Art journey is unique to you. Our personal, friendly, and attentive tutors help bring out the inner artist in all our students. From children to adults, with our practising artist tutors you’ll be in safe and experienced hands. Inner Art seeks to bring joy, confidence, and creative thinking to life for beginners and experienced artists. We help you develop your own Art and style by building strong foundations for everyone. We’d love to hear from you so please do contact us for a quick chat or to enquire about our current Art courses and options to suit you.

Inner Art Studio, 47 Somerset Rd, Redhill, Reigate RH1 6LT. 07707 661279


Adam’s Gallery

Opened in 2020, Adam’s Gallery is a brand new, exciting gallery located in the heart of Reigate. Recognising a need for a creative gallery space in the town, artists Adam Green and Julie Groves founded Adam’s Gallery to provide a venue at which excellent original art could be viewed and bought. Adam’s Gallery runs a series of curated shows throughout the year as well as hiring out parts of the gallery to selected external artists or projects. For more details, please visit the ‘Gallery Hire’ page. Included in the future Gallery calendar are artists’ talks, workshops, and classes. 42A High St, Reigate RH2 9AT. 01737 225677


Everyman Reigate

Everyman is redefining cinema. Bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to our venues, where you swap your soft drink for a nice glass of red wine and a slice of freshly made pizza served to your seat. We create a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service. With a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there is something for everyone at Everyman. Everyman is also arriving in new towns and cities across the UK over the coming months and years.

Bancroft Rd, Reigate RH2 7RP. 01233 555642



Family days out

Reigate is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

Priory Park

Park of historic interest with lakes, tennis courts, football pitches, multisport courts, skatepark, playground, picnic area, toilets, parking. There are lots of fun things to do while you are visiting the park. Our popular, Tree Trail is a self-guided walk around 25 of Reigate Priory Park’s trees – Just pick up a Tree Trail leaflet at the Pavilion. Bell St, Reigate RH2 7RL. 01737 242179 www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/

Wacky Kingdom Soft Play Centre

Wacky Kingdom is a fun and exciting indoor play area in Redhill, Surrey, suitable for all children aged 12 years and under. You can choose to book your little one’s party, or you may decide to get out of the house and let the kids burn off some energy in a safe environment. Whatever it might be, we think you’ll agree Wacky Kingdom is just fabulous!

Upper Mall, The Belfry, Redhill RH1 1SE. 01737 763522


National Trust - Reigate Hill and Gatton Park

This 600-acre stretch of the North Downs offers flower-sprinkled grasslands, shady woods, dramatic views towards the Weald and the South Downs and a landscaped park designed by none other than ‘Capability’ Brown. It’s great walking and cycling country, as well as a lovely spot for family picnics and games, and features numerous historic points of interest, including Reigate Fort, a modern stone circle and the site of a crashed Second World War bomber. Gatton Park was created in the 1760s by renowned English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It features sweeping vistas, lots of trees and a series of ponds winding their way down the valley to a large lake.

Wray Lane, Reigate RH2 0HX. 01372 220640

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Reigate Caves

The Surrey town of Reigate is well known for its ‘caves’ which riddle the town centre, although these are in fact largely old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain. Known locally as the “Reigate Caves”, tours include the Barons’ Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road. Your view of Reigate might change once you have experienced what lies beneath your feet! Tunnel Rd, Reigate RH2 9AY. www.reigatecaves.org.uk/

Buckland Park Lake

An outdoor recreation space, set between Dorking and Reigate. Home to a pristine 50-acre lake and a water sports lagoon. Dramatic cliffs, almost 50 acres of mature woodland, walking trails, an abundance of birdlife and hides for spotting them from. Due to the wildlife, we can’t allow dogs, so please leave your four-legged friend at home. Our relaxed restaurant, The Reverie, serves light bites, meals and drinks and the view across the lake from the terrace is something special. Any guests with a reservation at The Reverie will receive a three-hour free-parking ticket, and no entry ticket to the park needs to be purchased. Our water sports lagoon is home to The Surrey Hills Adventure Company (or The SHAC), who run stand up paddle boarding sessions and lessons and an open water swimming club. Please remember to pre-book your SUP or swim session with The SHAC, because we only run pre-booked sessions and swimming is not otherwise permitted. We have several partners offering Wellness activities, such as Yoga, Nordic Walking, and fitness classes. Buckland Park Lake offers a variety of activities for all ages, and we hope to provide an enjoyable day out in nature for all the family. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Park Drive, Betchworth RH3 7FE


Bocketts Farm Park

Bocketts Farm is a working family farm set in the beautiful Surrey countryside.The combination of animals and play areas, both inside and out, make our farm one of the South East’s most popular all weather attractions, you can be sure to have fun, come rain or shine. Watch the pig race, hop on board the tractor and trailer, cuddle cute rabbits and feed our many wonderful farm animals. Being a working farm, there are always baby animals to see including lambs, kids, piglets, and chicks. With trampolines, giant slides, a bouncy pillow, 2 large indoor play barns and outdoor adventure trails, plus lovingly homemade food in our gorgeous Old Barn Tearooms, Bocketts Farm Park makes for a brilliantly exciting day out for the entire family!

Young St, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9BS. 01372 363764



Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Reigate Priory

The beautiful surroundings of Priory Park and our historic Grade 1 listed building provide a unique setting for our successful learning community. At the heart of this community is an ethos aimed at developing all aspects of your child. We do have high academic standards, but we know children need to enjoy a rich and diverse range of experiences in a caring and respectful atmosphere to achieve this. Our enthusiastic teachers deliver an innovative, broad and balanced curriculum. This, when combined with extensive extracurricular opportunities and an exemplary outdoor education programme creates a stimulating learning environment where your child can flourish. We view education as a joint venture involving your child, you, the school, its Governors and our local community. Everyone at Reigate Priory plays an important role and is proud of our school and its achievements. 73A Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AN. www.reigate-priory.co.uk/

Reigate St Mary’s

Welcome to Reigate St Mary’s, an outstanding independent nursery and day school for children aged 2 to 11. A junior school of Reigate Grammar School. At Reigate St Mary’s we believe a good education should be an inspirational and exciting journey preparing children for a happy and fulfilled life. We aim to produce confident, resilient and creative young people who will one day become leaders who care deeply about a sustainable and equitable future for everyone. In a world where there is a dearth of good leadership, believing that our young people can be change makers in whatever walk of life they end up in, is really our core business. We want them to believe in themselves and think big.

Chart Lane, Reigate RH2 7RN. 01737 244880


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Reigate School

At Reigate School we have high expectations of our children and strive to ensure that every child achieves academically, socially and personally. We will provide your child with a balanced curriculum, a happy, stimulating environment and opportunities in abundance. Children joining us will be individually supported to help them develop into confident young adults with a set of skills and abilities that enable them to make lasting friendships, appreciate diversity in others and ably compete in a global education system or work environment. At Reigate School our commitment to ‘helping children achieve their academic, social, and personal potential’ lies at the core of all that we do.

Reigate School, Pendleton Rd, Reigate RH2 7NT. 01737 243166


Dunottar School

At Dunottar, our aim is to bring out the best in every pupil, enabling them to be the very best they can be. By spending time with each individual pupil, we aim to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can achieve excellent “added value” in their academic work. We pride ourselves on our warm and nurturing, family environment, where pupils are supported and encouraged to succeed both academically and outside the classroom. We offer a broad and exciting co-curricular programme, with extensive opportunities for pupils to try something new, broadening their interests and rising to new challenges.

Dunottar School, 36 High Trees Rd, Reigate RH2 7EL. 01737 761945


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St John’s Primary School

We are extremely proud of our school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all our children with high expectations set across the board for achievement and behaviour. We offer a creative, inspiring, and motivating curriculum which excites and enthuses learners, in conjunction with a wide range of extracurricular and after-school opportunities that complement our work in the classroom. We know that St John’s is a school where children feel safe and in which each child is encouraged to develop a lively and enquiring mind with the ability to apply their learning skills using a positive growth mindset approach. We have created a learning environment where children apply themselves to tasks and skills as they strive to do their absolute best, encouraging their growth into effective citizens, ready to play their part in the world and their community. We believe that our children learn best when members of staff and parents work in partnership and so we value your involvement with your child’s education.

Pendleton Rd, Redhill RH1 6QG. 01737 763804


Reigate College

Reigate College specialises in providing high quality education for 16–19-year-old students in a supportive and caring community and is committed to equality of rights and opportunity. The College has an excellent reputation and as a result, typically receives two to three applications per available place. Reigate’s facilities are second to none, with a brand new two-storey Independent Learning Centre (for silent study) and new two-storey Refectory (that opened in January 2023). The College also has an excellent Film and Media Centre, Sports Centre, Dramatic Arts Centre and Theatre on site and fabulous sports fields at Wallfield on Green Lane (off Park Lane, Reigate).

The College community is an extremely nurturing one. Students can expect to be supported throughout their time at College by Teachers, Tutors, Learning Support specialists, Careers Advisors and Counsellors. Castlefield Rd, Reigate RH2 0SD. 01737 221118


Hatchlands Primary School

Our school motto is ‘Learning today, to make a difference tomorrow’ as we all believe that instilling a love of learning and developing different learning skills is vital in preparing children for their future lives. We want our children to leave Hatchlands as confident and highly motivated, independent learners who are caring and positive citizens. Our values of Compassion, Courage, Responsibility and Respect are an integral part of school life and support the ethos of our school. Wellbeing and achievement go hand in hand and a key priority for us as a school is that every child is happy both in and out of the classroom. We strongly believe that if a child is not happy, they will not thrive academically or socially. We work closely with parents to ensure that every individual’s needs are being met and that every child is confident and has positive self-esteem, as we believe happy children make good learners. Our enthusiastic, professional, and dedicated teaching team work hard to ensure that every child develops into an exceptional individual with a love for learning and the capacity to reach academic excellence.

The Law Courts, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill RH1 6BL. 01737 763549


Reigate Grammar School

Our commitment to every RGS family is that we will know your child. We will believe in your child and will help them reach their full potential. Each child has his or her own unique blend of talents, skills, aspirations, and abilities. Appreciating and developing these qualities on the journey from childhood to young adulthood is a privilege and a responsibility that we take seriously. Students will flourish in our care, their self-esteem will grow, and they will become a success story for themselves, their family, and their school. But we will not forget that, behind their confident smile, they are still your daughter or son and that they will need our support and dedication every day. Reigate Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0QS. 01737 222231


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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Performance Elite

We are a unique team of coaches, united by the goal to get everyone moving and performing to their optimum level of fitness and ability. Our strength and conditioning gym, specialises in sports performance, injury rehabilitation, functional training, and weight management. At Performance Elite, everyone is an athlete, and we push each of our clients to achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential.

Geoffery Knight Fields, Park Lane, Reigate RH2 8JX. 07931 781452


Ergo Fitness

We offer a small, personal, and friendly atmosphere. We cover every area of fitness from strength, flexibility, sports specific, injury rehab and much more. Modern and effective equipment combined with a great amount of space to use it. No long term contracts. Small classes with great variation. Free Parking right next to the studio.

Manor Rd, Reigate RH2 9LA. 07927 555657


1Sculpt Fitness Reigate

We are a Boutique fitness in Surrey. studios located in Reigate and Guildford. Come and sculpt with us in 2023. we offer expert facilities in Barre | Pilates | Yoga | TRX hiit | Full body | Personal training. Get in touch or check our website to get started. Sweaty Betty, 5 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD. 07951 964018



Boutique Fitness Studio. Indoor Cycling, Group PT and 1 to 1 PT. Packages available to suit every budget. A boutique indoor cycling and personal training studio in the centre of Reigate. 29 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AW. 07495 392378


My Body Rocks

Bringing the best quality classes since 2012. With Full time Pole and Aerial studios in Reigate and Guildford plus our Sister Studio

Pole Rocks in Dorking, Bookham, Coulsdon and Epsom. Our classes are exciting and energetic, often finding you don’t feel like you have worked out until the next day. Pole helps you completely transform your body helping you gain confidence from toning up, getting fit and having fun with the continuous support from the Rocks team and students. Our studios are full of wonderful teachers and students alike. With our guidance you will accomplish moves you never thought possible.

27A Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AE. 07415 117388



offer yoga classes in Reigate. Beginners’ yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Yoga, Power Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Charity Classes and much more. Our teachers are extremely knowledgeable and trained to high standard to deliver quality yoga classes throughout our community. Please see our website for classes and more information.

5a Wray Park Rd, Reigate RH2 0DG. 01737 911313


Very Yoga Reigate

Heat, Healing, Health. We offer a range of innovative yoga classes in our High Street studio based in Reigate, Surrey. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities into our oasis of calm. From Bikram to Vinyasa Flow, Very Yoga Reigate has the class to suit your mood and ability taught by our host of welcoming teachers.

Focus House, 23-25 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD. 07999 275954


Great Outdoor Fitness

Great Outdoor Fitness is for anyone interested in getting moving in a sociable, motivating class in the world’s biggest gym, the Great Outdoors. Our outdoor fitness classes run every day in Nonsuch Park, Cheam and Priory Park, Reigate. If you want to give a class a try then get in touch for a FREE TRIAL any time.

Reigate RH2 7RL. 07956 126798



Local Restaurants

Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse –Reigate

Since its opening in 2007 as a local Argentinian steakhouse serving prime Argentinian cuts to the local community in Wimbledon, the Buenos Aires group of restaurants has expanded across South London and the southeast, bringing the passion and taste of Argentina. Our dedication, enthusiasm and commitment are unparalleled. We have pledged to serve the best Argentinian meat, served with Argentina’s famed earthy, rich, rustic wines in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere by people passionate about good food.

2-4 London Rd, Reigate RH2 9AN. 01737


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Côte Reigate

Any restaurant is only as good as its chefs – and Côte’s are second to none. Our highly trained kitchen team apply their knowledge, skill, and imagination to preparing every dish, working tirelessly to put a little magic on your plate. The French approach to eating well is rooted in the concept of “terroir” –showing respect for the earth and the things it gives us. We only work with farmers and producers who share this mindset, ensuring we can offer you the best-tasting seasonal produce.

41 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AQ. 01737



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Bill’s Reigate Restaurant

Reigate Hill... Safe to say, it’s very hilly here. And after a good climb, you’ll have walked up a big appetite (and tired feet). Nothing a trip to Bill’s can’t fix. Take the weight off, relax and refuel. You’ll be on top of the world again in no time. Delicious British Cusine and our famous, Brunch (and our pancakes) available every day until 5pm. Here’s to good friends, good food and good times.

27 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD. www.bills-website.co.uk/

Wagamama Reigate

Our food is fresh + so is our service. which is why bookings are off the menu + why our teams are experts at getting you seated + ready to slurp at speed. a little ginger to warm you up. chillies that kick. noodles to nourish the body and soul. our 50% plantbased menu is inspired by the flavours of Asia. created to soothe, nourish, sustain + inspire. from bowl to soul.

35 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD. 01737



Giggling Squid – Reigate

We’re based in the middle of lively Reigate with its many boutique shops and eateries, and just a short walk from the station, Priory Park and Everyman Cinema. Our aim is to share the spirit of Thai mealtimes – lots of dishes cooked by expert Thai chefs to be shared and enjoyed with your loved ones in our unique, stylish decor with friendly, welcoming service.

65 High St, Reigate RH2 9AE. 01737 222271

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Eighty Ate Burger

We make burgers, but not your everyday burgers… Inspired by the flavours of the world, we’ve got everything your wildest dreams can think of - yummy classics and burgers with a kick!

88 High St, Reigate RH2 9AP. 01737



Carmona Steak & Tapas

At Carmona, we serve succulent Argentinian steaks and traditional Spanish tapas in a warm and cosy atmosphere. Create a feast by combining a wide range of our delicious tapas, which are ideal for sharing, or simply order starters and leave enough room for a juicy steak or tantalising main course from our grill. If you have a sweet tooth, you may also consider a mouth-watering dessert - such as our extremely popular churros with dulce de leche - or a cheeky nightcap to add the finishing touch to your meal. To complement our food menu, we offer an extensive selection of Spanish and Argentinian wines, as well as popular cocktails, spirits and bottled beers. If you swing by for drinks but start to feel peckish, you’ll have plenty of hot and cold snacks to choose from.

12 Church St, Reigate RH2 0AN. 01737 227000


Monte Forte - Neapolitan Pizza (Reigate)

We are MONTE FORTE. An independently run pizzeria, bringing Neapolitan pizza to the southeast of England. Our pizza is chewy, light, and charred at 500c in our hand-built oven, just like the ones cooked in Napoli. Along with great hospitality and an expansive drink offering we think we offer something special for anyone who joins us. We get booked up quickly, especially at peak times, so to avoid disappointment please make sure to book. Pizza. Craft Beer. Good Vibes

12 West St, Reigate RH2 9BS. 07584 833810


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‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

We Love Reigate


Redhill, Reigate, Horley and Surrounding Area’s Business Link


Reigate Mums


Mums In Business Int. Networking Reigate


Green Spaces Group, #Reigate & #Redhill


Reigate Social Group (Meetup)


Your Town Reigate




Reigate Guild


Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Reigate and Banstead Borough Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk

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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees

www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/ info/20043/planning

What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.

www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/ info/20043/planning/890/building_ control

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