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Brighton Travel Guide and Activities

Brighton is a trendy, cosmopolitan destination with all the attractions of a larger modern city, with a stunning beach which has been voted one of the top 10 in the world. If London is the big sister city, Brighton is the cooler, younger sibling, with a rich and vibrant culture all of its own.

5 things to see

  • Royal Pavilion
  • Brighton Pier
  • Seafront
  • The Artists’ Quarter
  • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

5 things to do

  • Explore The Lanes
  • Relax on the beach
  • Sea Life Centre
  • Explore the English countryside
  • Take a day-trip to London


The south coast of England is known to have one of the warmest climates in the UK, but the weather can still be unpredictable. However, as in the rest of Britain it is quite possible for the weather to be warm, cold, sunny, raining, windy... all in the same day!


Great British Pound (GBP), also known as sterling.

Public holidays falling on a weekday

27 and 28 Dec 2021, 2022 Public Holidays on a weekday: 03 Jan, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 02 May, 02 Jun, 03 June, 29 Aug, 26 Dec, 27 Dec

Telephone Country Code

International phone cards can be purchased from many of the newsagents in the city centre.


230 V; 50Hz - 3-pin plug

Tap water

Tap water in England is safe unless there’s a sign to the contrary (eg on trains).

Public Transport Info

  • £22.50/week or £18.00/week or your smartphone or Brighton & Hove busses key card


For Visa information please read Applying for a Visa in UK

Cost of Living

Coffee/cappuccino (Starbucks) £2.30-£3.00
Bottle of water/soda (0.33 litre) £0.60-£1.20
Fast-food combo meal £4.50-£6.00
Meal, inexpensive restaurant £10.00-£25.00
Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) £25.00-£70.00
Public transport (local transport) £2.50 (one-way)
Public transport (monthly pass) £50.00-£80.00

Other Useful Information

Driving Age

Legal age for driving is 18.

Alcohol Age

Legal age for drinking in the UK is 18 and many places will ask for identification if you look below the age of 21.

Smoking laws

Smoking in enclosed public places is illegal in the UK.

Country laws

Students must abide by UK law at all times during their stay. Breach of the law could result in arrest by the police and even imprisonment.


Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.