Banstead lies on the Surrey border with London neighbouring Sutton, Reigate and Epsom. The local council is Reigate and Banstead. It also comprises a smaller village called Nork.
Although serviced by a mainline train station, situated in Nork, it is best reached by car and has a main road, the A217 connecting to the M25 at junction 8. Banstead Village has a sizeable high street containing independent retailers as well as a large Waitrose, Pizza Express and Marks & Spencer.
COUNCIL TAX BANDS
Banstead and Nork fall under Reigate and Banstead Council, please check their website for updated council tax bands - http://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/info/20137/council_tax_charges/499/council_tax_charges_201516
RESTAURANTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES
GALU, 30 Nork Way, Banstead, SM7 1PB
Frequented by locals and sought out by lovers of fine food, Galu offers an extensive modern menu of dishes inspired by the Mediterranean. It should definitely be on your list if places to go and is especially good for celebrations thanks to its impressive selection of fizz.
T: 01737 351 266
CAFFE ITALIA, 49 High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NL
A buzzy little coffee shop by day for scratching that caffeine itch but by night, it transforms into a sophisticated wine bar. With live music on offer, you could definitely add this to your list of local haunts.
T: 01737 350 459
FLUKE, 51 High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NL
This independent men’s and women’s clothing retailer is always worth a browse offering a wide selection of on and off duty clothing. Follow them on Twitter @flukebanstead for offers, discounts and back in stock details of sell out garments.
T: 01737 360 305
BANSTEAD LEISURE CENTRE, Merland Rise, Tadworth, KT20 5JG
A newly built leisure centre offering a wide selection of cardio equipment, machines and weights alongside a swimming pool and two exercise studio.