Places of Interest in Redhill

Memorial Park in Redhill is just to the north of the town centre. See image above. The park was extensively remodelled and reopened in 2014. A cafe with seating area, toilets, children's play area, a sports zone and sensory garden are locate within the parkland. In addition, there is a painted birdbox trail with 22 boxes to find. Follow this link from the Council website.

At the north end of the park the end of the Sainsburys complex which also features a Travelodge and a gymnasium. with this building on your left, walk towards the railway station.

The circular station booking office was opened in 1989 replacing a structure built in 1932. Prior to 1932, the entrance to the station was on the other side of the railway. The station has 4 platforms, platform 0 opened at the start of 2018. The first station on this site dates from 1844.

Continue walking parallel to the railway and on the right is the Red Central office block. Further on is a roundabout. The railway bridge takes the Redhill to Reading line over the road. Although this bridge is named Reading Arch Bridge, the present steel structure replaced an earlier and narrower brick arch around 1900.

Look behind you and Quadrant House with its distinctive round window is evident.

Turn right at the roundabout an then left go up the hill and take the second right. The Salvation Army Citadel will be in front of you. This was built in 1890 and has been extended since. Retrace your steps back down the hill and turn left at the bottom. You are now heading north.

Cross the road still heading north and the entrance to the Belfry shopping centre will be on the left. This opened in 1991 and has over 40 shops on two levels. Continue walking to the crossroads with Station Approach.

On one corner you will see the Lloyds Bank building...

... and on another The Junction pub.

Continue a bit further and the entrance to the Harlequin is on your right. The entrance was refurbished as part of the Sainsburys development. The centre has a library, theatre and cinema.

Walk back to the crossroads and turn right along Station Approach. At the end is the Red Lion pub.

To the right is Donyngs Leisure Centre offering a wide variety of activities including badminton, 5 a side football, basketball, trampolining and gymnastics club for pre and school age children. We also have 5 squash courts with viewing gallery, a large Adventureland soft play and cafe.

All photos taken by Bruce Healey.

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