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.

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.

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.