Reigate is a town in eastern Surrey, England with the population over 20,000. It is in the London commuter belt and near to Banstead, at the foot of the North Downs. It extends over part of the Greensand Ridge. It has a medieval castle and has been a market town since the medieval period when it also became a parliamentary borough.
The town centre is focused on Bell Street, leading south, and along High Street/West Street conservation area with shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants. Reigate is the setting for the Sherlock Holmes short story The Adventure of the Reigate Squire, one of 12 stories featured in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Reigate is connected by Reigate railway station, at peak times many trains directly run to London Victoria and London Bridge and during Off time, trains run to Gatwick Airport, Redhill and London Bridge. Trains to London are administered by the Southern Railway Company and those to Gatwick Airport and Reading by Great Western Railway. Reigate is a few minutes away from Junction 8 of the orbital motorway. It is linked to Redhill by the Metro bus and other bus routes link Redhill and Reigate to other areas in and around of them.