Brighton & Hove: Prepare to be enchanted

If you love life, then you are destined to love Brighton.

Brighton is the most exciting and extraordinary seaside city in Britain. With its bustling, cosmopolitan air, abundance of restaurants, bars and shops, busy nightlife and graceful mix of ancient and modern, it defies comparison with any other British city.

Set against the scenic backdrop of the Sussex Downs and traditional English countryside, Brighton is only 87 km from London on the South coast of England, with excellent transport links to London airports and many towns, cities and places of interest in the south of England.

Brighton rose to prominence in the 1750s when it was adopted by London High Society, after the Prince Regent (later King George IV) decided to make it his home. The former small fishing town was soon transformed into a fashionable, graceful city of beautiful Regency architecture. The Prince Regent commissioned the famous Royal Pavilion, which was based on the Taj Mahal and is now open to the public.


Portslade is suburb of Brighton and Hove with a population of 18,000. Portslade by Sea and Portslade Old Village each have their own distinctive character.

Portslade Village, is 1.6km to the north of the sea and was built up in the 16th century. The village today has a post office and small store, launderette, some take away restaurants and pubs.

It nestles in a valley of the Downs and still retains its rural character with flint buildings, a village green and the small parish church, which is the second-oldest church in the city.

Portslade-by-the-Sea is a small but busy seaport harbour basin and is the industrial centre of Brighton and Hove.

Boundary Road is the main shopping area as well as being the location of Portslade railway station, with direct trains to the centre of Brighton (10 minutes) and London Victoria (1 hour). Boundary Road is, as the name suggests, located at the boundary between Portslade and neighboring Hove.

There is a bus stop immediately outside the school ground with a direct bus service into centre of Brighton that goes every 10 minutes and takes 22 minutes.

Famous Brighton Seagulls