Horley Travel Guide

  • Horley
    by johngayton
  • Horley
    by johngayton
  • Horley
    by johngayton

Horley Things to Do

  • English Streets

    Although I had briefly visited London for a day during a 1974 return trip to Canada from Zambia, it was not until my 1979 visit to Horley that I actually had a chance to finally savour what it was like in England outside the 'big city'. This colour-challenged photo (it has travelled to too many hot climates itself) shows me admiring a typical scene...

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  • The Canmar building

    This building is not only a good example of brutalist architecture but you get to marvel at the small mindedness of a company that charges 1p for a cup of tea. ( It costs more to take the mountain of pennies to the bank than it would if the tea was free ) , but they have a nice model of a ship in the lobby.

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  • Horley Hotels

    19 Hotels in Horley

Horley Hotels

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  • Langshott Manor

    Ladbroke Road, Horley, RH6 9LN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Corner House Hotel

    72 Massetts Road, Horley, England RH6

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Renaissance Gatwick

    Povey Cross Road, Horley, Surrey RH6

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Horley Restaurants

  • Had To Be Done!

    After a perfectly pleasant evening in the Foresters, which obviously involved a beer, or maybe two... it was time for a late supper. This is always a treat for me since we don't have late night takeaways where I live, on Lundy Island The Horley Kebab Centre was ideally situated heading back to my hotel from the pub and with its brightly-lit...

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  • England's Oldest Pub?

    When we ate our previous meal at The Olde Six Bells, in 1979, we were amazed to learn that this pub was reported as being established in the year 827 - yes, over 1000 years ago! However, in truth, the pub is built on pilings dating from that time but most of the present day structure dates from the mid-1500s. Even so, that is not something to be...

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  • A Taste of Thai

    I was looking forward to this pub meal, and it did not disappoint. While Sue ordered their Salmon & Broccoli Fishcakes (5 pounds sterling) served in bread crumbs with a wedge of lemon, mayonnaise and a dressed mixed salad I decided to try a taste of Thailand. The Spicy Chargrilled Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, toasted seseme seeds, a half lime...

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Horley Nightlife

  • A Proper Pub!

    After the relative disappointment of the Six Bells it was time to find a decent pub and the timbered Foresters, in the town centre, looked an ideal candidate.This turned out to be a pretty much perfect small town pub. On a bank holiday weekend Sunday night the place was bustling with a lively mixed crowd. The atmosphere was friendly and despite...

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  • Good Beer Garden!

    I'm a big fan of pubs, and I'll even make allowances for those that are quasi-restaurants provided they keep some sort of pub atmosphere.Ye Olde Six Bells though is a bit of a mockery - it's a restaurant masquerading as a pub. The 16th century half-timbered building (having been built on much earlier foundations) is a stunner with its wonky roofs...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Horley Transportation

  • Horley Railway Station

    Horley is on the main railway line between London Victoria and Brighton. During the day there are two trains an hour from Victoria which stop here and a further two an hour from London Bridge.It is also the station immediately before Gatwick Airport with three trains an hour in each direction. This journey only takes three minutes and at £1.70,...

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  • Local Bus Services To And From Gatwick

    Horley and the surrounding areas around Gatwick Airport are served by the Metrobus network. The service to, and from, Horley is the Fastway #20 which runs every 20 minutes at peak times and from Horley the journey to the South Terminal takes only 4 minutes. This costs the extortionate sum of £2.20 (May 2014) which makes it one of the most expensive...

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  • Hertz Rental Car

    It worked quite well on the last trip, so I arranged for my transportation needs by pre-booking with Hertz for a pickup at Heathrow Airport. I once again rented a standard transmission Ford Mondeo - a nice working vehicle, but maybe just a trifle too big for our needs on the many back roads we travelled. There is not much margin to play with on...

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Horley Shopping

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    Horley Town Centre: General Tip

    by johngayton Written Jul 15, 2014

    I was only here for one evening, and a Sunday evening at that, and so didn't actually do any shopping. I did note though that the High Street and Victoria Road seemed to have a good mix of local shops and branches of the various nationals and you could probably get anything you needed for your trip onwards a lot cheaper than at the airport.

    Website has a very comprehensive list.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting
    • Hiking and Walking

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Horley Warnings and Dangers

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    Where You Don't Want To End Up!

    by johngayton Written Jul 15, 2014

    Although up for sale and no longer offering public front counter services Horley police station, on Massets Road, is still the base for local police officers.

    I assume the cells too are still in use, but I had no desire to find out. Well, not this time round anyway - HA!

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    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting

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Horley Favorites

  • St Bart's Church

    Horley's main church is St Bartholomew's which is located to the south of the town. The church is a Grade 1 listed building, dating from the 14th century, and is still very much an active place of worship.The churchyard cemetery makes for an interesting wander with its gravestones commemorating local notables and families.To the south of the...

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  • Horley is Located HERE

    The pointer on the map shows Horley's location, on the southern outskirts of London and so close to Gatwick Airport that you could walk to it if you had to. In our case, we had an overnight flight from Canada into Heathrow Airport on the western outskirts of London. By the time we had gone through all the formalities and picked up our rental car,...

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  • A Handy Phone Card

    Since we were going to be in England for two weeks, driving around and staying in various B&Bs, we knew that we would no doubt be making a few phone calls to the relations in various parts of the country. After asking one of the locals where we should go to obtain a phone card, he directed us to the Post Office. The line-up for service was not too...

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