For shoppers there are familiar stores in the town, independent shops, Piries Place, the Swan Walk and Forum shopping centres, and Saturday Markets.
If you are looking for a place to eat, Horsham has establishments to suit almost every taste, from al fresco cafés to exclusive restaurants.
Next to the River Arun is the Grade I listed Parish Church of St. Mary’s. The church is connected to the centre of the town by the picturesque ‘Causeway’ - stone-paved and lined with lime trees and distinctive period houses - the street is one of the most photographed and painted in Sussex.
Horsham Museum is a popular place to visit. There are beautiful displays in over twenty-six galleries including ‘shopping’, ‘crime and punishment’, ‘local trades’, ‘toys’, ‘craft and arts’, ‘foreign culture’, the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ and the ‘Shelley Gallery’ - dedicated to the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Also on display is a Victorian fire engine and a notable collection of fifteen early bicycles. Outside, the Museum has a pleasant walled garden full of scented herbs, and a Centenary Garden.
Horsham Park, a short walk from the rail station bus stops, has something for everyone: tranquil formal gardens, live music, a coffee shop, children’s play area and the Pavilions in the Park - a leisure centre with a gym, health suite and all-year indoor and outdoor swimming pools.