Trains to Reigate chug along the charming North Downs Line, with passengers coming from the east passing Box Hill before coming to rest in this delightful Surrey town. Rail first came to Reigate in 1841, and the current station opened in 1849. Originally called Reigate Town, much of the initial structure survives. The station provides an hourly direct service to London Bridge.
Reigate's earliest history can be traced back to the Battle of Hastings and William the Conquer, and consequently much of the town centre is a designated conservation area, with the Reigate Priory, a Grade I listed building filled with exhibitions of social artefacts and costumes set in 200 acres of parkland, a 10-minute walk away. The town also has an abundance of specialist shops covering everything from crafts and antiques to clothing - there really is something for everyone. The nearby Reigate Hill offers tremendous walks as well.