Brighton & Hove

About the Area

In October 2004 Brighton and Hove was granted city status and in the 2011 census the population was calculated at 273,400 residents. Brighton and Hove is a very popular tourist destination attracting over 8 million visitors each year with lots to see such as the Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Marina and the famous Lanes to name a few. With its diverse cosmopolitan vibe it is no wonder Brighton and Hove is such a popular destination, not only for tourists, but also for people looking to move to the city to live.

We constantly receive a large number of enquiries from people looking to move to the area from all over the country and especially from London. With strong transport links and direct trains into London Victoria (49mins) and London Bridge (60mins) Brighton is often labelled as “London By The Sea”.

Brighton and Hove is also home to two universities. Sussex University was established in 1961 and is located 4 miles from the centre between Stanmer Park and Falmer and has over 13,000 students. Brighton University has over 20,000 students and several sites including Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Eastbourne, Hastings and at Sussex County Hospital. There are good transport links from campus into town by train and 24 hours buses pass through Lewes Road which make the “Lewes Road Corridor” from Kemp Town to Coldean a popular location for students to live.

Brighton has a very big Gay scene and is know as the “Gay Capital” of England. Kemptown has an array of gay friendly shops, pubs, bars and clubs and is commonly known as the Gay Quarter. Once a year the city hosts the Brighton Pride Festival which attracts over 160,000 revellers in what is a very colourful parade.

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