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  • 1. History

    Redhill developed rapidly as a town in around 1840, when the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway was built. The railway allowed people to live in commuter towns and work in the city. The population of the town had increased to 26,000 by the year 1901. The town’s name came from the Red Hill common.

  • 2. Now

    The town was redeveloped in the 1950s to create a mostly pedestrianised centre, with all the traffic travelling around the outside. The latest plans to redevelop the town come under the Redhill Town Centre Area Action Plan, which will include reviving the town centre, providing housing and implementing traffic management measures. Redhill sits in the London commuter belt and ...Read morehas close ties with the neighbouring town of Reigate. Read less

  • 3. Events

    Redfest is a two-day music festival that takes place in Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, every July. This independently run event champions emerging bands, solo artists and DJs, and includes camping facilities. The Reigate and Redhill Music Festival is an annual celebration of musical talent in the region and runs for two weeks in May. Performers of all ages compete in a variety of ...Read morecategories as well as take part in a festival concert. The Summer Youth Fest takes place in the town in July and runs for four days. Events take place for young people in community centres and libraries, followed by an evening of live music by local artists and bands. Read less

  • 4. Attractions

    Ride the Hill is a mountainboard centre where visitors can try out the sport of mountainboarding for the first time. The High Sports Indoor Climbing Centre offers people of all abilities a chance to have a go at climbing in a safe environment. Chocolart, in nearby Reigate, is a workshop where children and adults can get creative with one of their favourite materials – choco...Read morelate. A variety of different workshops and classes are on offer. Gatton Park, in Reigate, offers visitors the chance to enjoy historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The 260 acres includes walled gardens an orchard, Japanese garden, a rock and water garden, pleasure garden, the Millennium Stones and more. Ladyland Farm, in nearby Horley, is a family-run farm with a Tudor farmhouse that allows visitors to hold, feed and bed-down calves, goats, sheep, ducklings, piglets and rabbits. This attraction is only open to the public in August. Read less

  • 5. Things To Do

    There are plenty of parks and open spaces to enjoy in the town, including Redhill Common and Redhill Memorial Park. Donyngs Leisure Centre has undergone a £4.1 million refurbishment and includes new gyms, studios and dedicated children’s soft play facility. The centre also has a 25m swimming pool, a teaching pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, youth gym, sports hall and more....Read more Read less

  • 6. Business

    The Belfry Shopping Centre is home to many high street names as well as independent retailers, and has parking facilities for over 700 cars. The centre also has its own children’s character called Ding Bat, offering workshops, events and competitions. An open air market is held in Redhill High Street every Thursday and Saturday selling clothing, household goods, carpets and r...Read moreugs, toys, plants, meat, fish and fresh vegetables. A farmers’ market is held in the town on the second Friday of every month. Read less

  • 7. Transport

    The nearest airport to the town is Gatwick Airport, which is about seven miles away. By car, there is easy access to Redhill from junctions 7 and 8 of the London orbital the M25. The town is also close to the M23, which leads to the south. The A25 passes through the town to the east and the west.

  • 8. Entertainment

    The Harlequin Theatre is the largest venue in the town for live entertainment. The programme of events includes music, comedy, panto, dance, family shows and more. There is also a cinema at the venue showing all the latest film releases.

  • 9. Famous Landmarks

    Outwood Windmill, at The Old Mill, Outwood Common, is the oldest working windmill in Britain. The Grade I listed building was built in 1665 and visits can be arranged by appointment.

  • 10. Interesting Fact

    Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs was living in Redhill when he was arrested for his role in the crime in 1963.

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  • Centre revamp provides new youth gym

    Young people now have their own dedicated gym thanks to the £4.1 million revamp of a Redhill leisure centre. The Donyngs Leisure Centre, was officially reopened at the end of October following its major refurbishment. One of the highlights of the new...

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  • Awards handed out

    Volunteers and sporting champions have been awarded in two glittering ceremonies in the borough. The Procter & Gamble Surrey Youth Games (PGSYG) and Borough Sports Awards took place in the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, to celebrate the achievements of...

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  • Theatre stages eco art awards

    Young eco-friendly artists have been awarded for their work at a special ceremony. The Eco Art Awards were held at the Harlequin Theatre, in Redhill, to celebrate the talents of pupils from across the borough. Primary and infant school pupils had...

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  • Staff thanked for providing water

    Water company workers have been thanked for their years of service with a special lunch dedicated to them. Sutton and East Surrey Water held the thank you event for five men for their years of commitment to the company. The men were told...

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