We stopped at Horsham for coffee on our way to our next destination – it’s a market pretty town in West Sussex. The town grew up around the square called Carfax, which is the location of the Waterstones. The striking building has had an interesting history. A medieval building known as the Red Lion which later became George Duke’s Emporium – I’m not sure when this opened, but in 1898 it was taken over by corn and coal dealers Chart and Lawrence who were there for just over 100 years! The building then became a bookshop – Hammicks. Ottakar’s acquired that chain in 2003 before being taken over by Waterstones!
There are plenty of beautiful buildings in Horsham. One of the prettiest streets is called Causeway and leads from the town to the church and then onto a small park area.
Let sleeping cats lie…!