Enjoy your time in Horsham with the help of our local guide to this pretty market town of West Sussex. There’s beauty at every turn in this wonderful part of the country. To the north you can delve into the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, go west and explore the South Downs National Park, or east there’s the High Wealds and the Kent Downs. That being said, it should come as no surprise that some of your best days out involve the great outdoors. Our Horsham hotels provide the perfect base for exploring the area. After you’ve built up an appetite, the town offers some truly excellent places to eat, not to mention some wonderful pubs if you get parched too. The Capitol Horsham theatre provides stellar evening entertainment all year round, and in the summer months be sure to see if you can join in the festivities of some of West Sussex’s best cultural calendar events.
Things to do in Horsham
With the likes of Sumners Pond and the Warnham Local Nature Reserve on your doorstep, not to mention the beautiful Horsham Park, the top activities in town tend to involve getting outdoors and enjoying a day with nature. Naturally, there are other indoor options for when the weather’s not playing ball – take a look and see what takes your fancy.
The Capitol Horsham theatre heads up the entertainment options for any visit to Horsham. All year round there’s an excellent programme of theatre, live music, comedy and more for you to choose. On top of that we’ve got independent gig venues and a selection of summer festivals which bring some of the biggest names in showbiz to Horsham Park… sort of.
Places to eat
Pay a visit to some of the best places to eat in West Sussex. Our guide to the local gastronomy is full of incredible options including a Michelin Star restaurant, two stylish Thai options, an exceptional gastropub, a cracking curry house and an American grill that has us salivating just thinking about its ribs and steaks.
Come on a crawl around some of our favourite pubs in Horsham before ending your night with cocktails galore at one of the town’s great bars. They may not have superclubs in West Sussex but you better believe they know a thing or two about pulling a pint in these parts. So come and make the most of Horsham’s nightlife.
If you find yourself fancying a bit of retail therapy during your stay Horsham it may surprise you that this pretty market town boasts its very own John Lewis store just off the ring road, no more than a five-minute drive from our Horsham North hotel. In the town centre you can also pick up a bargain at The Forum, where you’ll find the large TK Maxx and Dunelm stores. Swan Walk is the main retail option in Horsham. It’s a huge indoor shopping centre, which dominates much of the town centre and houses all your favourite High Street retailers and household names.
Getting to and from Horsham by car is a doddle thanks to the town’s excellent road connections. Horsham sits in the crook of the A24 which runs from London to Worthing. It also means there are regular services to and from Horsham Bus Station to the capital and the coast. The Bus Station can be found on Worthing Road, at the edge of the town centre, just off West Street. Horsham Train Station is just across the road from our Horsham North hotel. Horsham Station offers train services per hour to London Victoria, London Bridge, Gatwick Airport, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour. Last of all, if you need to catch a cab around Horsham, you can book an Uber. However, you may find it easier to use one of the local Horsham taxi providers; AAA 2 B Cars and Horsham Taxis are among the more popular options.