Horsham is a market town in West Sussex and offers an attractive place to go shopping, visit the park, eat out and wander around the weekly market in the town centre.
Horsham is 31 miles south of London with direct links by train, 18.5 miles north-west of Brighton and 26 miles north-east of Chichester making it fairly accessible for a lovely day out.
One of Horsham’s most attractive streets – The Causeway – is well worth strolling down, to admire the historic houses and visit St Mary’s Church at the end of the street. Piries Place in the heart of the town has also been recently developed and is now home to a whole range of trendy restaurants and bars, as well as the Everyman Cinema.
Have a look at our favourite things to do and recommendations on where to eat in Horsham by viewing the links below. We’ve listed tried and tested cafes we love to visit, as well as some activities to do if you are visiting Horsham for the day. There is lots to do in the local area too – we highly recommend visiting the gardens around Horsham including Leonardslee, Borde Hill, Wakehurst and Nymans (some are nearer to Horsham than others!).
As well as the cafes listed above, we also love visiting Monte Forte for some delicious pizza or the Burger Shop co if you fancy a burger – we tried a mac and cheese burger and it was amazing!
We also love visiting the Everyman cinema where you can order food and drink to your seats as you watch the film which is always a nice experience!
For bakeries, try Gwyn’s Bakery – they serve the most delicious cinnamon buns and other pastries – a hidden gem!
Horsham Market runs every Saturday and is a great place for trying local produce, products from local businesses and you can get a great selection of takeaway food and drink – definitely worth going on a Saturday and you can often find some great gifts too!
By Car – Horsham is located close to the A24 making it easily accessible by car. There are plenty of car parks near the centre – including Swan Walk, Denne Road, Piries Place, and North Street car parks (all of which are only a moment’s walk from the centre). There is also a Park & Ride, which runs 7 days a week – simply park your car and pay on the bus (Route 23 and Route 98 both go to the town centre).
By Train – Trains usually run approximately every 30 minutes from London Victoria to Horsham, with the train journey taking about 52 minutes. Trains from Brighton run very frequently, with the train journey taking about 45 minutes. The train station is located on North Street and it is just a short 5 – 10 minute walk (we recommend crossing the road and heading through Horsham Park) to the town centre.
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