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About Brighton

Located in the south of England, Brighton is a coastal city situated along the English Channel. It is one of the country’s most popular resort cities as life in Brighton is intertwined with the sea. Brighton is located 1 hour from London. The city’s economy is largely based on tourism. Until the 18th century Brighton was a quiet fishing village; however after the rumor of healing saline waters it got crowded quickly. During that time it became a popular place among patients and more affluent individuals as a treatment and resort center. In 1820, with linking the city to the railway network, it become a big city made up of 3 large settlements, Brighton, Worthing, and Littlehampton. In 2000 Brighton was given ‘city’ status by the Queen. The members of the Royal Family have their resort palaces in Brighton. The city, which is visited by about 10 million tourists a year, also stands out in congress tourism.

During tourist season the city welcomes large crowds with its shopping centers, nightclubs, and wide variety of entertainment venues. Brighton is the place in the UK for unique festivals; it is one of the few cities in England that brings together seaside resorts and entertainment. The city’s oldest structure dates back to the 1550’s; The Lanes and the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra. Among the city’s main attractions are the Royal Pavilion Palace, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Preston Park, Brighton Pier, Brighton Port and Marina, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Sea Life Brighton Aquarium. The most unique way to explore the city is using the Volk’s Electric Railway; it is the most interesting ways to travel in the city. The city is also home to the Museum of Penny Slot Machines, some of which are still working. Brighton has a warm and temperate climate. The London Gatwick Airport is located 40 km from Brighton’s city center.    

Transportation to Brighton City Center from Airport


Brighton Airport

Shoreham Airport in Brighton serves for private flights only, so London Gatwick Airport is the easiest way to reach the city.

Transportation from London Gatwick Airport to Brighton City Center

It is possible to easily reach Brighton from the airport. You can also travel comfortable by renting a car.

Rent a car

The eight car rental companies located at the airport are the trademarks that serve worldwide. You can very easily reach Brighton by renting an affordable car and driving southwards through the A23 road. The average journey takes about 35 minutes when there is no traffic congestion.


The Airport Train Station is located right next to the South Terminal. It is possible to reach Brighton directly using the Gatwick Express line. Transportation by train only takes half an hour. Train services are between 06:46 and 22:02. Ticket costs about 20 Sterlings. If you want, you can pay less by buying a round-trip ticket.

Weather in Brighton

DayMin - Max
FridayMin 18ºC - Max 22ºC
SaturdayMin 17ºC - Max 20ºC
SundayMin 17ºC - Max 21ºC
MondayMin 16ºC - Max 19ºC
TuesdayMin 17ºC - Max 21ºC

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