Discover an authentic English small-town charm in Horley, where historic churches and spacious parks sit alongside pubs and international restaurants. Horley’s township promotes a laid-back holiday with its quiet eateries, while the surrounding region showcases wildlife attractions and museums.
Things to do in Horley
You’ll find a good range of dining options within Horley, from delicious Thai cuisine at White Lotus Restaurant to Indian specialties at Taj Balti House. Wander down the street to Air Balloon for classic carvery food, cold English ales and a dedicated kids’ menu. There’s even an adjoining children’s amusement centre with playgrounds.
Looking for some entertainment in town? Head over to Let’s Race, where you can get behind the wheel and challenge the great car racers in a hi-tech Formula 1 racing simulator. Bring the kids along and let them create art and play on the climbing structures at the neighbouring Let’s Explore playground. The nearby Horley Recreation Ground is perfect for a picnic, kicking the ball around or playing at the Horley Bowling Club.
If you’re an active traveller, visit the Horley Leisure Centre, which boasts a state-of-the-art gym, 25-metre indoor swimming pool and sports hall for volleyball and badminton. Head over to the nearby Horley Town FC during football season to watch the local teams compete against other English towns and cities.
Jump in a car and explore Horley’s surrounding region to visit the British Wildlife Centre, home to 40 native species, including red deer, red foxes, weasels, badgers and river otters. Don’t miss the Gatwick Aviation Museum, where you can see British aircraft, such as a Hawker Hunter F51 and Blackburn Buccaneer S1.
Getting around Horley
Horley is serviced by fast trains from London to Horley railway station, along with flights into Gatwick Airport, which is only five minutes’ drive away. You can walk around the town centre but a car is best for exploring further afield.