If you haven’t been black-out drunk in Reigate Priory Park, were you even a Reigate teenager? 39. 11: Why does it cost so much more to take a train off-peak from Reigate to Guildford (£9.20) than it does to go from Redhill to London Victoria using your Oyster (£6.10)? You can unsubscribe at any time. It's been put on the steepest hill around so that if you take your foot off the brake for even a second, you're breaking the speed limit. Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android . Reigate falls within the district council of Reigate and Banstead, under the county council of Surrey. Ranked: Who is the richest of all the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? So you can sip your Doombar or latte just by sitting down, eating a classic Sunday roast, and looking out to the fresh countryside as you sit in the warm, cosy atmosphere of your local pub. 6: Reigate Priory Museum has been closed forever and the big mansion on Castle Grounds is not open often enough. 7. It is truly a wonderful place to live but we're British, so we have to moan a bit, Subscribe to our FREE daily newsletter for a round-up of the biggest stories from across Surrey. Redhill is only ten minutes away and boasts a shopping centre with Topshop, Topman, New Look, and Poundland to name a few. 8: The owners of Reigate Kebab Centre at the west end of town could become millionnaires by staying open for 30 minutes after Mishiko closes each night. But there are always a few small things that would improve life in even the most perfect of places. The fort on top of Reigate Hill is disappointing for adults and children alike. It is in the RH2 postcode district. We could go to Joules but no one ever really goes to Joules. You feel like a rally driver when you swoop up Upper West Street. There is no in between. The cave tour is a mild surprise every time you remember it's a thing to do too and catching a tour is like finding a rare pokemon. No-one knows what happens when you go through the woods and past the top of breakneck hill in Priory Park. 12. 53. Bad show, old bean. Are there any gripes that we missed? Coppice Lane probably leads to Narnia. The staff are brilliant and its contents are fine but this is Reigate - why haven't we moved the library to somewhere with a little more prestige like the premises of Jack Wills? 51. 37. 13. Taxis seem to start at a £10 minimum charge. 3. ‘Stop the count!’ memes: The 23 funniest reactions to *that* Trump tweet. 29. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the only way to access the cricket field was to jump down from the Anchor's beer garden. 9: Keeping up with the Joneses is really hard when everyone in your neighbourhood is either a successful business owner, a lawyer, a doctor or an accountant of some sort. 48. From its independent shops to its countless restaurants, there are truths you can't ignore if you live in Reigate, Subscribe to our FREE daily newsletter for a round-up of the biggest stories from across Surrey. The Grey Lady who lives in the attic of Reigate Priory still haunts you from your school days. Reigate can be the perfect example of all of those things, yet not many people see outside the box. You remember when Morrisons used to be Safeway. No one knows why we don't have a sushi restaurant. There is a lady who stands by the Morrisons foyer almost every day. 26. It caused a bit of a furore when it was revealed that the sand surrounding the ship had been replaced by coloured rubber representing sand and water. The shop that used to be Blockbuster feels eerily like it's still a Blockbuster. Campus will stay open and teaching won’t be affected, The police seized a generator and sound system, Graduates were told this afternoon in an email from the University’s Head of Graduation. If you want to meet the people who go there, go to Mishiko on a Thursday. There are more restaurants than you know what to do with. Accents are very different in the UK. 33% POSH. 14: The speed camera on Reigate Hill is sneaky. 11. However, you can’t really beat a good view like it when you need it. But what do the people who grew up in Reigate remember of their little town and what truths are unavoidable for its residents? 17: The cost of a drink in any Reigate pub is the same as it is in London - a mortgage or your right arm. 2. Let us know in the comments, or email us at editor@surreymirror.co.uk with your serious or tongue-in-cheek suggestions. My chum Giles used to rent a cottage just … No-one buys anything at those boutiques along the High Street, yet they have been there for as long as you can remember. 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Manor Road and Priory tennis clubs are in constant rivalry. On sunny days you can see all the way to Gatwick and watch planes landing and taking off, as well as the faint outline of Brighton in the distance. It is likely the only clothing you have ever bought in Reigate too. Maybe it’s just me, but the countryside is definitely what makes me proud to be from Surrey. You prefer the old playground and walled garden in the park, before it got all posh. You've been on a date to the cinema and love that you can take a glass of wine to your seat. There was a secret bar above Tony Tobin’s. 34. 44. We’ve got more choices to cater for all needs. There’s a Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Pizza Hut Delivery all in the town centre. But now, as we’re all at university or jobs, we just spend most of the time reminiscing over those couple of years that just flew by. 19. It’s ringing a bell now that I’ve mentioned her though. Amongst the pretty little town of Reigate, boasting high-end shops like Whistles and Laura Ashley, and stylish restaurants like Valentina and La Barbe, you’ll find the diamond in the rough, Mishiko. Mishiko’s Thursday is the best place to boogie, and who better with than your Reigate College squad. Reigate College makes everyone taller and prettier. Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android. The frustration of driving up Chart Lane and having to negotiate that narrow road around the church. Also, the view on top of Reigate Hill is worth the trek, just make sure it’s not a cloudy day or you can’t really appreciate it. 41. Quiz: Which character from Holidate on Netflix are you? 5: Reigate hides its sports clubs. 50. You’ve had a bagel in Urban Kitchen. 16. You don’t know anyone who goes to the church in the High Street, but you do know that there’s an alley down the side that leads to the park and the back end of Morrisons. 17. The whole town is gridlocked by the time the train passes so slowly by that it feels like the driver's rubbing it in. You also never remember how … 38. It is in the London commuter belt and one of four towns in the borough of Reigate and Banstead. 33. Held by many as synonymous with words like "classy", Reigate has a lot to offer. RIP. You never noticed how big the town hall is, nor where it is unless you’ve worked there. The running model in Sports Direct has clocked up more mileage than a vintage minivan. Castle Grounds is spooky, but pleasantly pretty when you go there... even though you won't, because it's spooky. Made in Chelsea edition, Pictured: The UK’s last big night out before lockdown 2.0, The Umbrella Academy season three confirmed via leaked shooting schedule, Five students suspended from uni after ‘horrifying’ firework incident on campus. You still suspect there’s a back road Reigate pub you've forgotten. You don't know what type of cars they sell at that garage on Shaws Corner, even though that area was the part you dreaded most when you were taking your driving lessons. Are you affected by the shutting down of all in-person events? You can set up your app to see all the latest news and events from your area, plus receive push notifications for breaking news. 43. There are more pubs than houses. You also never remember how long the walk between the open bit and the car park actually is. For the first few weeks of University, everyone had stereotyped me as being a little bit posh and who could blame them. And we're still mourning its loss. Here, we queue for half an hour and to get into a cramped nightclub which closes its doors at an early 2am, but that doesn’t stop us from loving it even more.