Woman walking on the beach near the illuminated Palace Pier at sunset, Brighton Beach and Pier, Brighton, East Sussex.

Brighton

The city by the sea has a passion for creativity and a desire to look at things differently.

Getting here

Brighton is virtually on the doorstep of Gatwick airport or a simple one-hour train ride from London Victoria station. Once you arrive, the city is very walkable with the seafront and surrounding venues, hotels and attractions, all a 10-minute from the railway station.

BY PLANE

Direct flights from over 220 destinations, including major European and global cities.

Two international airports:

  • Gatwick Airport is a 30-minute drive from Brighton city centre. 

  • Heathrow Airport is 90 minutes from Brighton city centre.

BY TRAIN

Catch the train from London’s Kings Cross station and arrive in Brighton in around 90 minutes. A faster train from Victoria and London Bridge stations will get guests into Brighton in around an hour.

BY CAR

A 40-minute drive from the M25 and 30 minutes from London Gatwick airport.

Expertise

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Creative technology

Brighton’s creative-tech industry is one of Europe’s most vibrant clusters, made up of over 1,500 high-value businesses and 2,800 employees. 

Local associations, such as Wired Sussex, have been instrumental in building this essential environment for businesses and individuals alike.

The city is home to many thriving digital events, including the annual Brighton Digital Festival and BrightonSEO - a popular search marketing conference.  

   
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Health and life sciences 

In 2002, Brighton’s two leading universities came together to create The Brighton & Sussex Medical School, a joint initiative which endorses the value of medical education.  

The University of Sussex has a world-renowned reputation for life sciences and can boast two previous Nobel-prize winning scientists. 

Known for ground-breaking research into cancer and neuro-degeneration, the University of Sussex also excels in driving major advances in areas such as ecology and conservation, neuroscience and drug discovery. 

The University of Brighton meanwhile specialises in education and research into the fields of pharmacy, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and ecology.

   
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Cultural and creative

Brighton and Hove is home to England’s largest annual arts festival - the Brighton Festival - which  takes place each May, as well as the Brighton Fringe festival which is the second biggest fringe festival in the world. These and many other local cultural festivals cultivate Brighton’s exceptional creative and cultural talent, all packed into this vibrant and compact city.

 

Where to stay

There are 10,000 bedrooms available across the city to suit every budget. 

5* hotels 201 bedrooms
4* hotels 1,719 bedrooms
3* and under properties 1,150 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing) 6,930 bedrooms

 

Venues

Brighton has over 60 unique and affordable venue options, which all offer extraordinary delegate experiences.

Brighton Centre
The Grand Brighton
Brighton Dome
Hilton Brighton Metropole
University of Sussex

Incentives

Brighton’s artistic locals and unique cityscape offers plenty of unusual and exciting incentive options. 

A behind-the-scenes tour of SEA Life Brighton
Make a healthy brew of fermented tea
Vintage Bargain Hunt

Dining & social

British Airways i360
Brighton Palace Pier
The Royal Pavilion

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