East Grinstead

East Grinstead is a town in West Sussex, in the South East of England.


East Grinstead is an ancient market town that was the capital of the old High Weald, and lies at the meeting point of the four counties of Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. The carol Good King Wenceslas was written at the town's Sackville College.

Get in

By car

The main roads into East Grinstead are the A22, which runs from the M25 down to Eastbourne and Brighton (as the A26), and the A264, which runs from Tunbridge Wells through East Grinstead to Crawley and Gatwick Airport.

By train

East Grinstead is connected by rail to London Victoria and London Bridge stations. Fare and timetable information is available from Southern, tel. 08457 484950.

By bus

Bus services in East Grinstead are more limited than that of other towns in this area. There are services to Haywards Heath and Crawley, with stops made on many villages in between.

Get around

The centre of East Grinstead is fairly small, and can easily be travelled on foot. As with most other towns in England, the town is well serviced by buses and taxis.

By bus

Metrobus is the main bus company that operates buses in East Grinstead. Timetables and fares are available on Metrobus. Buy your ticket from the driver when you board the bus. There are also buses from Eastbourne Buses (No. 54) http://www.eastbournebuses.co.uk/bustimes.htm and No. 409 from London buses. http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/409.htm Tandridge (Surrey) council Buses4You will transport you from Oxted or Surrey villages, to and from East Grinstead (but not during morning & afternoon school bus times). http://www.buses4u.org.uk/areasOfService.htm#tanDistrict

By taxi

The main taxi rank is at the train station, although you can order a taxi by telephone to pick you up from anywhere.




Bluebell Railway



The town boasts a number of pubs. JD Weatherspoons have a branch, located on the ground floor of the Atrium Entertainment complex. The broadway, located on Railway Approach is another large venue. There are also a number of other smaller pubs located throughout the town.

Crows Nest - Live Bands every week The Dorset Arms - Gastropub The Sussex Arms - Open again, very posh The Sportsman - One of the smallest pubs England. Hidden down an alley. Often full of crazy people.

The town also has 2 main nightclubs. Tryst (previously Billy Rox), also in the Atrium and Bliss (previously Whitehall), located on Kings Street.


The Town's Tourism Initiative has a full listing of all accommodation on their website


Go next

Other places of interest in the East Grinstead area

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