Brighton is a popular destination for conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs, and has had a purpose-built conference centre—the Brighton Centre—since 1977. Direct income from the Brighton Centre's 160 events per year is £8 million,[note 4] and a further £50 million is generated indirectly by visitors spending money during their stay. Events range from political party conferences to concerts.[72]

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This year’s MA Degree Show runs from 17-23 September and features new works by graduating Masters’ students.

The project to refurbish the Cockcroft Building has won in the Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016.

The Grand Hotel was built in 1864. The Brighton hotel bombing occurred there. Its nighttime blue lighting is particularly prominent along the foreshore.[93]

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Brighton has about 400 restaurants, more per head than anywhere else in the UK outside London.[139] A wide range of cuisines is available.

The University of Brighton, the former Brighton Polytechnic, has a student population of 20,017 of which 80% are undergraduates.[145] The university is on several sites with additional buildings in Falmer, Moulsecoomb, Eastbourne and Hastings.[146]

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Brighton & Hove Hockey Club is a large hockey club, with a homeground based in Hove. The men's 1XI gained promotion to the England Hockey League system, Conference East, in 2013.[149]

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Brighton is covered by two constituencies in the Parliament of the United Kingdom: Brighton Kemptown and Brighton Pavilion. Both are marginal constituencies which were held by Labour from 1997 to 2010.[57][58] At the 2010 general election, Brighton Kemptown elected the Conservative MP Simon Kirby, while Brighton Pavilion elected Caroline Lucas, the first Green Party MP elected to Westminster. In European elections, Brighton is part of the European Parliament constituency of South-East England.

Brighton Ultimate, an ultimate Frisbee team[150] was set up in 1985.

Brighton Fringe runs alongside Brighton Festival, and has grown to be the second largest fringe festival in the world.[116] Together with the street performers from Brighton Festival's "Streets of Brighton" events, and the Royal Mile-esque outdoor performances that make up "Fringe City", outdoor spectacles and events more than double during May.[117]

Brighton clocktower, built in 1888 for Queen Victoria's jubilee, stands at the intersection of Brighton's busiest thoroughfares.

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As of 2016, there are 21 wards in the city of Brighton and Hove, of which 12 are in Brighton. Regency, St Peter's & North Laine, Preston Park, Withdean, Patcham, Hollingdean & Stanmer and Hanover & Elm Grove are part of the Brighton Pavilion constituency; Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Queen's Park, East Brighton, Woodingdean and Rottingdean Coastal are covered by the Brighton Kemptown constituency.[59]

There are a number of things you’ll need to do online so that you can enrol with us and access your student email account and course materials. is one of the South's most frequently visited web sites with over 200,000 unique visitors a month. However you look at it that's a lot of exposure for your business.

Brighton has two competitive swimming clubs. Brighton SC[152] formed in 1860 claims to be the oldest swimming club in England. Brighton Dolphin SC[153] was formed in 1891 as Brighton Ladies Swimming.

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The Royal Pavilion is a former royal palace built as a home for the Prince Regent during the early 19th century, under the direction of the architect John Nash, and is notable for its Indo-Saracenic architecture and Oriental interior. Other Indo-Saracenic buildings in Brighton include the Sassoon Mausoleum, now, with the bodies reburied elsewhere, in use as a chic supper club.

Brighton has several railway stations, many bus routes, coach services and taxis. A Rapid Transport System has been under consideration for some years.[156][157] Trolleybuses, trams, ferries and hydrofoil services have operated in the past.

Brighton & Hove City Council is responsible for 80 schools, of which 54 are in Brighton.[141]

Brighton is generally agreed to be the unofficial "gay capital" of the UK,[5][124][125][126] and records LGBT history in the city since the 19th century.[127] Many LGBT pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés and shops are located around Brighton and in particular around St James's Street in Kemptown.[128][129] Several LGBT charities, publishers, social and support groups are also based in the city.

Brighton Football Club (RFU) is one of the oldest Rugby Clubs in England.[148] has launched a complete and comprehensive Conference & Events service for Brighton & Hove. - it's the number 1 solution for conference and event organisers in Brighton.


Whether this is your first visit to Brighton or your hundreth, here you will find everything you need to plan and book your next Brighton break!

Brighton Pride is the largest Pride event in the UK, celebrated at the start of August and attracting around 160,000 people every year.[130][131]

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In spring and summer, thousands of students from all over Europe gather to attend language courses at the many language schools.

Dine, celebrate, explore or play in British Airways i360’s beach building incorporating the Belle Vue restaurant; West Pier Tea Room; hospitality rooms; and shop.

Take a flight to the skies and see Sussex as you have never seen it before. Glide up slowly to 450 feet high to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.

Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (long known as the Palace Pier) opened in 1899. It features a funfair, restaurants and arcade halls.[85][86][87]

Discover amazing things to do and attractions such as the Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion and the brand new British Airways i360. The city is also home to a cornucopia of cultural delights as well as big name shops and hundreds of independent boutiques in Brighton's world-famous 'lanes'.

Whitehawk Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in the Whitehawk suburb of Brighton. Currently, they play in the Conference South having won promotion three times in the space four years between 2009–13. Whitehawk play their games at The Enclosed Ground, beautifully set into the South Downs, close to Brighton Marina. Notable former/current players include Sergio Torres, Jake Robinson, Matthew Lawrence and Darren Freeman.