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EC Brighton 30+ 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.


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

2024 Public holidays on a weekday:
01 Jan, 29 Mar, 01 Apr, 06 May, 27 May, 26 Aug, 25 Dec & 26 Dec

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


Telephone Country Code

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


230 V; 50Hz – 3-pin.

Tap water

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

Public Transport Info

Weekly tickets start at £15.50 for Student City Saver on mobile app / £29 Scratchcard 

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Useful Information

Driving Age

Legal age for driving is 18 years. Most car hire companies require that you be at least 21 years old and have an international or European driving licence.

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.


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

Useful Links

For Visa information please visit our Visa Requirements page

Cost of Living

Coffee/Cappuccino (Starbucks) 


Bottle of water / soda (0.33 litre) 


Fast-Food combo meal 


Meal, inexpensive restaurant 


Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) 


Public transport (local transport) 

£2.50 (one-way)

Public transport (monthly pass) 


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