Crawley is a town within the county of West Sussex. Crawley is situated around 18 miles north of Brighton and Hove and the town has a population of over 107,000 people. Gatwick airport is a convenient distance from the town of Crawley at just 6 miles away, and the town is just over 30 miles from London.
Crawley has a lot to offer for those looking for leisure activities within the town. There are nightclubs, pubs and restaurants which form the core of the town's nightlife. There is also a cinema, bowling alley and a theatre which resides close to the centre of Crawley.
Crawley has many areas of open space and parkland and the town has won awards for conservation in the past. One of Crawley's parks, Tilgate Park, is set in 400 acres of land, containing a walled garden, a nature reserve and a golf course. The nature centre is home to over 95 species, and there are over 500 animals to see, making it a popular visitor attraction within Crawley.
Crawley became part of the governmental new Towns Act in 1946, and in 1947 Crawley gained its 'new town' status. Significant development was undertaken within the town, increasing the amount of residential housing and creating facilities and amenities to help the town grow. Crawley is a large and vibrant town that is well connected with the rest of the UK, whilst also having a lot to offer those wishing to find employment.
Crawley is one of the main industrial centres for employment between London and the south coast. Gatwick's proximity to Crawley provides many job opportunities and retail and commercial sectors continue to increase and create jobs within the town. Other successful sectors offering employment within Crawley include: aviation, distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and engineering, amongst others.