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About Brighton

Britain’s beloved beachside city is located on the south coast of England, just an hour away from London by train. It became heavily associated with mod culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and has a wonderfully open and relaxed culture. Brighton is a favourite destination for both national and international visitors.

Quick Guide to Brighton

Must Know Brighton is considered the unofficial LGBT capital of the UK - with the Brighton Pride parade being a highlight of the city’s calendar year!
Must See Catching a show at Brighton’s Dome is one thing, but observing the orient beauty of this piece of architecture is an experience in itself.
Must Do Join Brighton’s biggest party of the year at the annual Brighton Pride Parade!
Must Eat Enjoy at Sunday roast with a twist. Head down to The Prince George to tuck into the glorious veggie roast or sample their falafel burger.
Did You Know Abba were the winners at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with Waterloo in the Brighton Dome.

Travelling to Brighton

To get to Brighton by plane, all of London’s airports are within easy reach of the city. The most convenient airport to fly into is Gatwick, which is just half an hour away from Brighton on the train. There is also a National Express coach service that runs between Gatwick and Brighton, which takes around an hour. Many airlines operate within Gatwick, and particularly those within Europe, such as EasyJet, Thomas Cook and British Airways.

Brighton’s central train station operates national services, particularly with Southern Rail trains. To access Brighton from most major cities in the UK, visitors need to change services in London, and from there it is just an hour away. There are also several smaller stations within the area, such as Preston Road and Hove, which both have services direct to London. These stations are around a half hour away from the city centre by foot.

To get to Brighton by bus, visitors can take one of the many National Express and Megabus services that go straight to Brighton Coach Station, located centrally, right by the seafront. Many of these services come from London, so visitors coming from other parts of the country may have to change services in the capital.


How to Get Around Brighton

Getting around Brighton is easy, as the city centre is rather small and the majority of places can be accessed by foot. The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company operate many routes around the city and its outskirts, with direct routes to all major attractions, such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier and Churchill Square.

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