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WHERE TO LIVE / REIGATE, SURREY
Situated just 19 miles south of central London and home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in England, Reigate is the place to be. Packed to the brim with quirky independent shops, food so good all your senses will tingle, and believe it or not, an adventure waiting beneath your feet. Seriously, the “Reigate Caves” are an infamous attraction longing to be explored!
If you’re searching for a charming market town with rolling hills as your backdrop, then look no further.
Find out why Reigate is a great place to put down roots, with our favourite places:
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Indulge in weekend brunch at Island House
Island House is our favourite brunch spot, made even better by being smack bang in the middle of the high street and offering an epic brunch line-up.
Welsh rarebit on sourdough, buttermilk pancakes, banana bread and grilled marinated tofu are the standards - but don’t ignore the delicious chia seed and blueberry posset; it will quickly win you over with its gorgeous colours and sweet taste.
Don’t miss: Make your brunch date even more special with their decadent three-rum Pina Colada. We won’t tell if you don’t!
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Explore the historic Reigate Caves
Whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, you are bound to be amazed by the historic sand tunnels that lay beneath the streets of Reigate.
Open between May and September, the Reigate Caves guided tours are not to be missed. Experts from Wealden Cave and Mining Society are on hand to lead you through the winding tunnels and help you discover the incredible history of the caves, through the magic of storytelling and via the 19th century markings on the walls.
Don’t forget: Visit the museum when the tour is over! You’ll find amazing artefacts and detailed recreations of the Reigate caves. Keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll discover how the caves were famously used during WW2 air raids!
Spend lavishly at All About Eve
Specialising in luxury gifts, handmade candles and fragrances, homeware to make your home sparkle, and unique fashion items to make you stand out from the crowd - All About Eve is the perfect boutique for any kind of customer.
We love All About Eve and the warm welcome you get as soon as you step foot into the shop. The shopping experience always feels tailored to your needs and they really are all about their customers.
Our favourite product: we love their ‘Bali Beach’ candle. Bringing back wonderful memories of a sunny holiday, this powerful scent fills the room with relaxing tones of creamy vanilla, sweet coconut and a hint of bergamot. Pair this candle with the White Fern matchsticks in a glass bottle, and this would be a stylish duo on any interior shelf.
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Treat yourself to Beirut Soul Food
Delicious seasonal produce, bold atmosphere and food cooked straight over a live fire. Lebnani opened its doors in early 2020 and has been making waves in the eclectic Surrey town ever since.
Priding themselves on being the only Lebanese restaurant within 30 miles of Surrey, Lebnani are really living up to their roots of bright colours, and big, bold flavours.
With the menu being split into three sections - mezze, larger plates and grill, you’ll be able to find something for everything - especially for those of you with a sweet tooth.
Top tip: Get stuck into one of their top-rated dishes, Lahém Meshoué. Locally sourced lamb rump served with the tingling combination of harissa and fluffy rice on the side. You won’t regret it!