Our city
Reasons to live in Brighton & Hove
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Sun, sea and pebbles:
Our world-famous beach is perfect for summer sea swimming and strolls along the prom. We’re the UK’s sunniest county – there’s no better place to be!

Commuting distance from London:
Just 50 miles from London and under an hour on the train to Victoria (and only half an hour to Gatwick Airport).

The countryside:
Nestled between the sea and the South Downs National Park, with stunning views and rural walks on your doorstep.

Shopping:
Our renowned Lanes and lively North Laine quarter are packed with independent stores to explore. We also boast a wealth of high-quality restaurants and quirky cafés.

Education:
With two respected universities and excellent primary and secondary schools, the city is a vibrant place to study.

Arts and culture:
Our vibrant city is bursting with music and arts events, with England’s most established multi-arts Festival held here in May.

Inclusive and welcoming:
As the UK’s unofficial LGBTQ+ capital, with a world-famous Pride celebration held every August, the city welcomes diversity.

Creative and entrepreneurial:
Brighton won the title ‘best place to start a small business in the UK’ (Source: Informi) and the largest concentration of start-ups per capita in the UK. We also have strong employment opportunities in banking, technology, media, law and tourism.

Healthy and happy:
We have good healthcare facilities with a number of leading hospitals, plus Brighton has been voted the happiest place to live in the UK in several surveys.

Sporty and active:
Home to Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League Football Club and Sussex County Cricket Club and a multitude of sports and activities to try from yoga to cycling, sea kayaking to beach volleyball.

An established Jewish community:
Dating back to the 1780s, Brighton & Hove is home to one of the UK’s major Jewish communities.