Brighton – The City
Voted: The UK’s Friendliest City, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine (March 2011)
Brighton is recognised nationally and internationally as a successful, dynamic conference destination, combining a seaside location with a vibrant city atmosphere. Despite its compact dimensions, Brighton pulsates with the energy and vibrancy of a large city. It’s not just the sea with a summer sparkle and superb sunsets, it’s also the amazing shops, the extraordinary royal palace, the historic Lanes, the seaside pier, the fascinating museums, the elegant Regency architecture, a bustling marina, arts and culture galore and the colourful year-round events that combine to create such a vibrant and special place. As you’d expect, we have a cornucopia of accommodation with thousands of rooms within 10 minutes’ walk of the Brighton Dome, ranging from an impressive array of three, four and five star hotels, through to small hotels, guest houses and budget accommodation.
And it’s easy to explore Brighton’s diversity on foot – it truly is a 10-minute city, making all the logistics of planning an event much easier and hassle-free. Walk the seafront from end to end,discover the city’s antiques emporia, ride on an electric train, try sushi, Thai or a traditional pub lunch, take tea or a jug of Pimm’s on the seafront whilst using the available free wi-fi access, relax in a scented garden or take a trip to the newly created South Downs National Park.
“If top quality restaurants and a plethora of imaginative shops is a reliable litmus test of a city’s appeal, then Brighton is booming” Sunday Telegraph, Apr ‘11
“Brighton is one of the ‘coolest’ cities in the UK… It competes side by side with England’s capital… guided by the liberal and tolerant aura that emanates from Brighton.” El Mundo – Spain, January ‘12
“In an often grey world, Brighton paints its canvas from a multicoloured palette, enjoyed by people of all ages” Ian Cowie, Telegraph, Sept ‘11
“You’re not looking at a dead town, a washedup, has been seaside resort, you’re looking at great beauty, a really vibrant place, one of the buzziest cities in the world” Peter James, The Guardian, Nov ‘11