Hamptons Relocation & Renovation Guide Brighton

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Brighton & Hove

Relocate & Renovate Design & Build, Schools, Eating out, Health clubs, Shopping & more.

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A very warm welcome to Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most popular and vibrant areas in Sussex. Beautiful architecture, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, cosmopolitan population are what makes our city so popular.

Hamptons has been matching people with property since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Over 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely,

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4 www.hamptons.co.uk Contents Welcome to Brighton & Hove p.6 Interview: Yotu Design Studio p.12 Pubs & Live Music p.14 Interview: Mike Bliss Architecture p.16 Local Cafes p18 Local Boutiques p19 Brighton Arts p.20 Family day out p.22
5 www.hamptons.co.uk Schools & Nurseries p.24 Map of Brighton p.28 Health clubs p.30 Local resturants p.32 Social media links p.34 Council Information p.36 Contents
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Brighton & Hove

Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Brighton & Hove

Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links.

Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home. A big WELCOME and enjoy.

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A little bit of history

Brighton’s popularity really began in the mid 1700’s when doctors began to prescribe the medicinal use of both drinking seawater and sea bathing. The Prince of Wales’ (the Prince Regent) subsequent patronage of the town was central to its rapid growth and the transition of the fishing village of Brighthelmstone to the modern town of Brighton.

By 1780, development of the Georgian terraces that characterise the classic Brighton streetscape had started, and the town quickly became the fashionable resort of Brighton. The city’s popularity among the wealthy rose with the decision of the Prince Regent to build a seaside palace, the Royal Pavilion. Construction began in 1787, but it is the expansion by John Nash beginning in 1811 that created the fantastical Orientalist pavilion that draws the eye and made Brighton a center of Regency Era society.

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Why move to Brighton & Hove?

The architecture is as eclectic as its inhabitants; elegant Regency homes in the renowned Brunswick and Adelaide garden squares sit alongside Edwardian and Art Deco homes, whilst newly built contemporary apartments and mid-century buildings vie for coveted seafront spots. There are myriad possibilities to buy or rent property in Brighton.

Brighton & Hove has grown in popularity in recent times, particularly with London commuter families looking for a better quality of life and a more affordable family home, whilst still being just over an hour away by train from the capital.

With both the countryside and the main parts of city being just a 20 minute drive away, it caters well to the family market with an abundance of larger properties for sale. Hove offers a slightly slower pace of life with wider, treelined avenues yet still with a buzzing high street and a vibrant café culture,. Brighton’s Victorian town houses offer city centre living with a fantastic atmosphere and an array of local amenities on your doorstep.

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Brighton is a firm favourite among those who are looking for a vibrant place to live, often being referred to as London-by-the-sea.

Attractions include the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier and The Lanes shopping area, along with Brighton Marina, an abundance of beachfront lesuire pursuits and of course, the miles of shingle beach along the city’s seafront.

Paul Taggart, the sales director at the Brighton and Hove branch of Hamptons says: ‘Brighton is known as London-by-the-sea for very good reason as it offers everything that you might expect to find in the Capital - a fantastic metropolitan lifestyle but with all the benefits of the seaside and within commuting distance of the capital. Culture pervades the city with theatres, cinemas, galleries and festivals on the doorstep as well as fantastic nightlife and excellent pubs and restaurants.’

He added: ‘Brighton is a city that changes with the times and now caters to affluent London buyers with the older lesser used pubs having reinvented themselves as gastro pubs, and Sunday roasts designed to last all afternoon with good food and wine as well as facilities for the kids to play.

‘For families, one of Brighton’s biggest draws is its schooling. It is home to some of the best private and state schools in the country, and people travel from all over the world for Brighton College for example.

‘All of this means that property bargains are practically impossible to find. Roads close to the stations - Brighton station itself, Hove, London Road and Preston Park - are perennially popular.’


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Brighton and the surrounding area has been home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations. Here are a few notable names you may or may not know..

The Prince Regent / George IV, Royal Nick Cave, Musician

Raymond Briggs, Illustrator

Rudyard Kipling, Author

Charles Dickens, Author

Maude Dickinson, Inventor

Luke Cresswell, Percussionist

PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber

Jacksepticeye, Irish YouTuber

Lewis Dunk, Footballer

Frank Thewlis, Methodist minister

Zoella, British YouTuber

Pointlessblog, British YouTuber

KickThePj, British-Italian YouTuber and film producer

Ben Thatcher, Musician

Mike Kerr, Musician

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Norman Cook / Fatboy Slim, DJ Nick Cave Musician Norman Cook Fatboy Slim, DJ

Meet the design team at YOTU

Tell us a little about the background of your design practice? Yotu Design Studio was founded in 2014. We both graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011 having studied Interior Architecture and, after gaining valuable practical experience working with renowned interior design and architectural practices on a variety of high end projects in London and the South East, we decided to combine our skills and experience by setting up a multi-disciplinary practice in our home city of Brighton and Hove.

What is your customer process from receiving that first enquiry?

The first vital step is to get to know the client and to understand their vision for the project, as well as visit the site itself. We arrange a site meeting with the client to discuss initial ideas and concepts, following which set a design brief and suggest a level of service. It is extremely important to us to work closely with the client throughout all of stages of the project, from design to completion.

Is there a type of commission that gets you particularly excited?

Full renovation projects are the most exciting for us, as usually there is a greater potential for creativity and to realise our clients’ vision, but we enjoy any projects that are transformative, restoring life to tired unloved spaces. Our favourite project aesthetic is the blending of modern design elements with original, period features.

Why should Hamptons clients choose Yotu for their project? Our clients’ satisfaction is our primary goal. We enjoy collaborating closely to gain a full understanding of their ideas and requirements. Our practice offers a wide range and level of services which can be tailor made to meet the clients’ needs and budget, from a straightforward planning service to a full renovation with interiors project.

What’s your favourite thing about working in the Brighton area?

There is just so much to be inspired by, from the pioneering approach to sustainable living, to the many great examples of Regency, Victorian and Edwardian architecture; from the faded elegance of a tradition seaside town, to the lively local art scene. We have both lived in Brighton and Hove for nearly 20 years and feel so lucky to be residents of such a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

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www.yotu.co.uk TEL: 01273 327957
52A Lansdowne Place Hove BN3 1FG • 01273 327957 @yotudesign www.yotu.co.uk Unique, tailor made design solutions

Pubs & Live Music

Latest Music Bar

The Latest is available for hire, not only for parties and private functions, but also by bands, promoters, artists, in fact anybody who wants to put on an event. As well as hosting music events, The Latest is regularly used for talks, spoken word events, film showings, club nights, art exhibitions, comedy nights and anything else you can think of! We host everything from the monthly talk-based Cafe Scientfique and the infamous Catalyst Club events, to music shows hosted by The Great Escape, burlesque performance nights, Fringe theatre, charity events, kids events and loads more

14-17 Manchester St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TF. 01273 687171


Brighton Music Hall

There’s a whisper in the ancient woodlands of a newly discovered agora where the privileged few come to play with the young and beautiful creatures of the forest. They call it the ‘The Fallen Fairy’ The Fallen Fairy Cocktail bar is open Wednesday - Sunday 18:00 till late. It is possible to make indoor table reservations Monday to Sunday from 12:00. We have Live Music Daily, an outdoor terrace, a brand-new beach hut stage, new street food menu from Brighton’s top vendors, with Beach huts for free hire, Complimentary best views in Britain.

Kings Road Arches, 127, Brighton BN1 2FN. www.brightonmusichall.co.uk/

The Black Lion

Our food is all about getting back to basics, using local, seasonal and fresh ingredients in recognisable dishes whilst keeping to traditional pub classic flavours, but with a modern twist. Our dynamic kitchen team builds on the Black Lions reputation, year on year, as one of the best oubs in Brighton. So expect great gastro comfort food that’s totally packed with flavour.

14 Black Lion St, Brighton BN1 1ND. 01273 711884


Proud Cabaret Brighton

Proud has some of the UK’s grandest and most spectacular cabaret venues offering unique arenas to host private parties all year round. Recently renovated to increase capacity and distance between diners, these spacious, versatile venues in iconic, historic buildings have a decadent feel. Proud venues offer a spectacular array of conceptual shows, fusing modern circus, cabaret, and classic burlesque. Guests can enjoy fine dining in all Proud venues whilst being amazed by breath-taking entertainment.

83 St George’s Rd, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1EF. 01273 605789


Casablanca Jazz Club

Brighton’s Live Music Venue for Live Jazz, Funk, Disco, Soul & Motown. The home of “Having a Good Time”. Live Retro dance anthems to keep you dancing and smiling all night long. Life is meant to be a party!

3 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL. 01273 321817 www.casablancajazzclub.com/

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The Fiddlers Elbow

Brighton’s beloved and best Irish bar. Serving all traditional ales and beers along side our extensive and famous pie menu. With live music to accompany there is something for everyone here at the Fiddlers Elbow.

11-12 Boyce’s St, Brighton BN1 1AN. 01273 325850


The Brunswick 1930s pub with lots of character, hosting live music and events, plus cask ales, burgers and grills. We are proud to present 500+ shows each calendar year across two floors, championing grassroots music as well as hosting national touring acts.

1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF. 01273 733984 www.brunswickpub.co.uk/

The Better Half Pub

Charming tavern featuring pints, cocktails, & classic English dishes, including Sunday roast events. Pop in for a pint, a bite to eat and a laugh after a long week. Make a reservation for Sunday roast. Meet up for a lively charity pub quiz. However, you choose to spend your afternoons and evenings, weekdays or weekends, The Better Half is the perfect backdrop.

1 Hove Pl, Hove BN3 2RG


The Freemasons Hove Kemp Town Brewery pub with a copper and mosaic-tiled exterior, including masonic symbols.

38-39 Western Rd, Hove BN3 1AF www.freemasons.pub/food

The Bee’s Mouth

Vibrant pub with quirky decor & an intimate vibe, offering wide-ranging beers & live music. For Booking Enquiries 01273 770083


10 Western Road Hove East Sussex BN3 1AE


The Southern Belle

Built in 1828 - The Southern Belle is situated in the Brunswick Area of Brighton and Hove (one of the most historically preserved Georgian planned communities in the South of England) and arguably the nicest neighbourhood in the Brighton & Hove area.

Packed full of history with a quirky edge - the original back bar serve’s up a fantastic selection of craft beers, Sussex ales, cocktails, fine wines and whiskies plus more gins and than you can shake a

Shouldyou wish to whet your whistle in Brighton you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Brighton. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.

stick at! In winter you’ll find the log fire roaring and in summer the door open wide.

The Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo St, Hove BN3 1AQ www.thesouthernbelle.co.uk

The Prince Albert

Easygoing hangout featuring a full range of drinks & a stage for regular live music acts. 48 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ED princealbertbrighton.co.uk

The Walrus Sunday roasts & beer presented in an elegant, traditional venue with a cheerful roof garden. 10 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD www.thewalrusbrighton.com

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Interview with ‘Mike Bliss Architecture’

restrictions, neighbours, planning policy. Following my appointment, I will then arrange for any necessary surveys to be undertaken and prepare the existing drawings. Now I can start the exciting part - the design process. This will be done in conjunction with the client, sharing thoughts and ideas as the scheme develops. Once a plan has been agreed, I will then prepare any necessary planning applications and submit to the relevant local authority. On receipt of the approval, I will work up all technical and working drawings allowing competitive quotes to be received from builders.

Tell us about the background of Mike Bliss Architecture?

I feel very lucky: I am a RIBA chartered architect, with 25 years’ experience in the industry and love my job more than ever. Having been a director in a commercial based practice, I took the leap and started up as a sole trader in 2012. This gave me the freedom and opportunity to focus on residential projects where my real interests lay. Since then, MBA has been successful in developing schemes and projects throughout Surrey and Sussex, ranging from small extensions to one off houses and small developments. I pride myself on having an in-depth knowledge of residential design and the vagaries of planning policy and law.

What’s your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?

My relationship with the client drives and informs the process. From receiving the enquiry, my first action will always be to meet with the client, on site, to discuss their hopes and aspirations and to develop the brief; the most important part of the whole project. I will ensure I understand what they want to achieve with the design; how they want to use the finished building and any potential limitations to the design e.g. budget

What characteristics set you apart from other practices?

As a sole trader, I’m with you through the whole journey as I will be personally involved in every single part of the project from start to finish. My mission from the outset is to truly understand what my client wants to achieve, working as a collaborative team to achieve a finished design we will all be proud of.

Could you illustrate an example of a residential development you worked on locally and the outcome for your client?

I have recently completed a project on a previously converted stable. The original spaces were compact with separate small kitchen, dining room and lounge. The brief was to develop a rear extension that created space for the whole family to use on a day to day basis, was good for entertaining and that related to the garden. The finished scheme met the brief and created a beautiful doubleheight, glazed, gable-ended extension that was sympathetic to the original house but that provided a modern open plan solution.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

Walking away from a project and knowing the client is happy with the finished design and that it has met the brief and benefits their daily lives.


Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Brighton!

The Flour Pot Bakery - Sydney St the flour pot bakery was born out of oliver hyde’s desire to create food that was lovingly made with skill and passion by people who really care.

40 Sydney St, Brighton BN1 4EP 01273 621942


Bakery | Real Patisserie, Sussex

Real Patisserie is more than just a bakery. We produce delicious artisan bread, pastries, tarts, cakes and party food.

43 Trafalgar Street Brighton

BN1 4ED 01273 691 551


Hixon Green

Hixon Green is an all-day destination, offering coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and a full drinks menu. Everything is produced on site, by our experienced & talented chefs, putting a modern spin on traditional flavours.

124 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2AE


Cafe Coho

Recognised as one of the top Brunch destinations, Cafe Coho Ship Street is an independent espresso bar and cafe born and based in Brighton. We are dedicated to providing high-quality coffee along with exceptional food and service in a space that is welcoming and friendly.

53 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF. 01273 747777 www.cafecoho.co.uk/

Small Batch Coffee

Offering our different breakfast, brunch and dinner menus, Small Batch Kitchen and Bar serves our great, freshly roasted coffee and our new menus that have been curated by our Small Batch chefs and focus on locally sourced, seasonal. Throughout the day and into the night. Introducing our new coffee and dining concept, centred around great food, great coffee, great cocktails, and great times.

111 Western Rd, Hove, Brighton BN1 2AA. 01273 731077



Welcome to Sugardough, traditional makers of bread, cakes and pastries. From croissants, savoury pies, sausage rolls and sourdough bread to Danish pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, brioche, whole cakes, and more, everything is made daily from scratch and by hand using only the finest ingredients.

01273 739973

18 Market St, Brighton BN1 1HH


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Covet Brighton

Covet Fashion Boutique was established in 2003 by owner Lyn Aveyard. It originated from a longterm desire, to provide a customerfriendly environment in which to shop for covetable, hand-sourced items for men and women. With a womenswear store in central Brighton and a men’s and womenswear store in Hove, East Sussex. The raison d’etre of the shop is to make designer clothing more accessible to a wider range of people. Particularly, for women who are keen to compose an inspiring working wardrobe.

37 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AB. 01273 770407

www.covetbrighton.co.uk/ Nola

Our selection of labels is constantly evolving with new brands being added each season, mixing up and coming designers with more established brands. The girls at Nola make a real effort to ensure their customers feel comfortable and relaxed and can help find the styles that work for you.

42 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN. 01273 911006


Wolf & Gypsy Vintage

Brighton based Wolf & Gypsy vintage houses a carefully considered range of hand picked vintage and new, clothing and accessories. Wolf and Gypsy Vintage Clothing in Brighton is known as the go-to spot for vintage-lovers, stylists, and celebrities. Named one of Britain’s best vintage shops by Company magazine in its first year of business, the two-room boutique has fast become a shop consistently recommended on a word-of-mouth basis by anyone with one eye on quality and another keenly following fashion trends.

30 Sydney St, Brighton BN1 4EP. 01273 671797


Seven Cellars (Seven Dials). Lovely local wine shop up in what was an old butcher’s shop – you can still see the old tiles and hatch behind the till. It’s always packed with new things to try and they also do tasting nights.

104 Dyke Rd, Brighton, BN1 3JD T 01273 327777


Lavender Room

Our range is an eclectic mix of carefully sourced home accessories, jewellery, and fashion, including vintage inspired homewares, crockery, frames, jewellery, nightwear, leather bags, perfumes, scented candles, artwork, and pretty much anything else that takes our fancy. We buy only the things we love, and hope our customers will love them too.


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Brighton Arts

Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Brighton!

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Artist Open House

Artists Open Houses is over 40 years old and a particular favourite of Hamptons! Alongside an exceptionally brilliant range of artists’ houses and studios, this May’s festival is a celebration of forty years of Brighton and Hove’s Open Houses movement. It is also a commemoration of its founder Ned Hoskins who, in 1982, created a movement enabling access to art for everyone, by simply opening his Fiveways’ front door and inviting the public inside to view his work. www.aoh.org.uk

Theatre Royal Brighton

We have entertained audiences for over 212 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country. We have a range of added facilities to make your visit even more special. We have bars on every level offering customers the chance to enjoy a drink or snack during their visit. A highlight is the bustling Royal Circle bar, which has recently been refurbished and offers outstanding views over The Royal Pavilion Estate. New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD. 0333 009 6690 www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton

Brighton Dome

A premier multi-arts venue, each year we present over 600 events spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts, film, digital, community and participatory events. Our magnificent grade listed building forms part of the Royal Pavilion Estate, and has been a shining beacon for the community for over 200 years. A hub for artists across the region, Brighton Dome commissions and supports both emerging and established artists and companies, enabling them to develop, take risks and deliver work of the highest quality.

Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE. 01273 709709 www.brightondome.org/

Brighton Open Air Theatre

Since its opening in 2015 BOAT has gone from strength to strength and is now well established as part of Brighton and Hove’s cultural landscape. In its seventh year BOAT will be welcoming over 300 different local and national performers with over 130 performances and we hope to welcome at least 20,000 visitors through the gates. Dyke Rd, Hove BN3 6EH. 07367 271223. www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk/


Nestled in the heart of their neighbourhoods, each of our cinemas are distinct, full of personality and run by welcoming and attentive staff. We don’t just screen excellent films. We provide places to eat, meet and relax, and host a busy calendar of events for everyone to explore. If you love opera or theatre, we screen

it live and direct from stages around the world. If you’re all about superhero films, come to one of our state-of-the-art screens and get yourself a large popcorn.

44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN. 0871 902 5747 www.picturehouses.com/

The Old Market

Opened in 2011 by creators of the global percussive phenomenon STOMP to create an independent hub for the arts in their home city. The festivallike programme at TOM is the cornerstone of our identity. We host over 200 different events every year from our multi-format (300 seat, 500 standing capacity) space. Over 55,000 people come through our doors each year to experience live music, film, boundary breaking theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, literature, workshops. and performances using new technologies.11A Upper Market St, Brighton, Hove BN3 1AS. 01273 201801


Brighton Fringe

Box Office (Spiegeltent)

Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England. It is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community. It embraces every art form and every form of artistic expression and supports both new and established performers in trying out new work and taking risks. In 2021 Brighton Fringe consisted of 630 events in 91 venues across the city, and attracted audiences of over 170,000. In 2020, despite the challenges we all faced, Brighton Fringe ran an Autumn Season made up of 88 in-person and digital events.

Brighton Spiegeltent Old Steine, Pleasure Gardens, Brighton BN1 1GY 01273 917272


Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is a fabulous palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE


Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival is a large, annual, curated multiarts festival in England. It includes music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events, and takes place in venues in the city of Brighton and Hove in England each May


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Family days out

Brighton is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

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Brighton Palace Pier

One of the UK’s Top 10 leisure and entertainment destinations, the iconic Grade II listed pleasure pier is brim-full of activities, rides and drinking & dining opportunities, sure to make your trip to this buzzing seaside resort a memorable one. Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1TW. 01273 609361 www.brightonpier.co.uk/

British Airways i360 Viewing Tower

Situated right on Brighton seafront in the heart of the iconic seaside city, British Airways i360 is a unique experience for all ages. Created by Marks Barfield Architects, the team behind the London Eye, BA i360 employs the same sleek, modern aesthetic and state-of-the-art technology to ensure a day out to remember

Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN. 0333 772 0360 www.britishairwaysi360.com/

Brighton Fishing Museum

Come take a journey with us into the rich history of Brighton’s Fishing Community. Discover a Brighton of the past: a bustling little fishing village on the south coast which was transformed into a fashionable seaside resort. The Brighton Quarter Museum traces the unique story of the seaside community in Brighton, captured in a wealth of film, photography, paintings and memorabilia of Brighton seafront life.

201, Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB. 01273 723064


Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Located in the Royal Pavilion Garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN1 1EE. 0300 029 0900 www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/

Brighton Toy and Model Museum

One of the World’s great toy museums. Located in the “artists’ city” of Brighton on Britain’s South Coast, and densely packed into a set of four Victorian cellars under Brighton main terminus station covering four thousand square feet, the museum’s displays draw on guest collections and a core collection of over ten thousand items. A visual experience that plunges the visitor into a different world, as seen through the eyes of artists and designers responsible for the Golden Age of British and European toymaking. Staffed mostly by dedicated volunteers, the museum also carries out nationally and internationally important restoration, research, and digitisation work, and operates a ~9000-page online encyclopaedia and image library used by individuals and organisations, worldwide.

52-55 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4EB. 01273 749494


GLOBALLS - Jurassic & Tropicana

Globalls’ second 12-hole course “Tropicana Glogolf”. As if the Dinosaur theme was not enough..... this course features Tigers, Giraffes, Hippos, Rhinos, Elephants, Monkeys, Gorillas, Zebras and more, all painted in custom ultraviolet colours with the coolest wall art ever. Not to mention that the crazy golf holes have all been made to bespoke designs for that truly unique experience from Globalls. The Tropicana course is also wheelchair accessible. 8, Mermaid Walk, The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA. 01273 911510 www.globalls.co.uk/

Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. 0300 029 0900



Family Farm

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the South Downs, Washbrooks Farm has plenty to keep your little ones entertained. With lots of animals, tractor ride, indoor play and 2 acres of outdoor adventure including a zip wire, jumping pillow, sand-pit, trampolines, climbing frames and ride-on tractors, there’s loads to see, climb, jump and bounce on. Enjoy a cuppa and a lovely cake in our tearoom, serving fresh home-cooked, hot and cold food with children’s lunches at just £2.50.

Brighton Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9EF. 01273 832201


Booth Museum of Natural History

The Booth Museum is all about birds, butterflies, fossils, and bones. Founded as a Victorian collector’s private museum, the Booth Museum displays an A to Z of the natural world – from Ants to Zebras, Azaleas to Zooplankton. Entrance is free.

194 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 5AA. 0300 029 0900


Upside Down House Brighton

We believe in being different, being fun and most important of all, being upside down. We want our customers to reach for the coffee table when they visit one of our Upside Down Houses. Capturing the most surreal images, unique poses from an inverted perspective. A unique and fun museum of illusions attraction not only for the kids but adults also! A great way to spend good family time and have a great upside-down experience.

42-43, Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2LN. 01375 374725


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Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which takes some serious consideration. We have put together a list of suggestions to make your life a little easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so you can go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

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Brighton College

At Brighton College, we focus first on the thing that matters most – your personal happiness. We know you flourish when you are treated with love, kindness, and respect. So, we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual, whether that person be shy or confident, sporty, scholarly or both. We want pupils to be true to themselves, happy in their own skins and kind to one another. As The Sunday Times commented in 2019: “The currency at Brighton is kindness, pure and simple”. Eastern Rd, Brighton BN2 0AL. 01273 704200 www.brightoncollege.org.uk/

Roedean School

The girls perform exceptionally well academically, with every girl achieving her best. Their successes are the result of their curiosity and intellectual engagement, as well as their developing selfconfidence and maturity. Making learning exciting and memorable lies at the heart of a Roedean education. However, academic results are not the sole success criteria: along with other girls aged from 11 to 18, many from Sussex and London, and others from over thirty different countries, you will enjoy a holistic education, and be inspired as much by the world outside the classroom as the world within it. At Roedean, every aspect of school life complements the others, and it is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world.

Roedean Way, Brighton BN2 5RQ. 01273 667500


St Christopher’s School

Formerly an independent preparatory school, St Christopher’s became a Brighton College Prep School in 2003, shortly after it became co-educational. Numbers of girls at the school have risen rapidly, now constituting over 40% of the school’s numbers, a result of the fully coeducational ethos embraced. The majority of pupils go on to achieve considerable success at Brighton College, or at one of the other leading public schools in Sussex.

33 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4AD. 01273 735404


Windlesham School Brighton

We believe that every child should be given the chance to shine. Effort and enthusiasm, as well as attainment, are celebrated, to encourage everyone to achieve their best. The original Windlesham School has undergone substantial development over the years to provide top quality facilities for our children and over 40 dedicated teaching staff. Cooper House, our most recent building, comprises classrooms, a computer suite, science room and swimming pool complex, enabling us to provide teaching over and above National Curriculum requirements. The school also has specialist music, French and art rooms, a hall and gymnasium.

90 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 5AA. 01273 553645


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Varndean High School

Varndean School is a co-education state maintained comprehensive school for 11–16-year-olds offering a modern and diverse curriculum. Varndean School is a place where all people matter. A school where individuality is welcomed, celebrated, and shared amongst our whole school community. Our whole community benefits from a wide range of learning experiences, alongside a firm belief that a strong community approach to wellbeing gives students the confidence, conviction and courage to exceed their own expectations.

Balfour Rd, Brighton BN1 6NP. 01273 561281 www.varndean.co.uk/

Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form College

A warm welcome to our happy, caring, and successful school. When students gain a place at Cardinal Newman Catholic School, they will be welcomed into a community that prides itself on its care for everyone. Our school mission statement celebrates the uniqueness of each person. It is our goal to offer the appropriate level of support, stimulation and challenge that ensures individual growth and success. We aim to raise every student in a warm, secure environment built on Christian principles that prepares them for the world they will meet as adults.

The Upper Drive, Hove, East Sussex BN3 6ND. 01273 558551


Lancing College

The Lancing family of schools offers children from nursery to eighteen years a wonderful journey of discovery and inspiration. The living and learning environment that we provide means that we can really focus on the individual talents of our pupils, inspiring them to learn, become independent and to excel at every stage in their life.

Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RW. 01273 452213


Dorothy Stringer School

A vibrant, stimulating, and happy community where it is safe to learn and where everyone can play their full part both inside and outside the classroom. We are ambitious for our students’ progress and attainment and strive to create an environment that promotes a keen enjoyment of learning. Today’s students face a world that is changing at an everincreasing pace, and we have a duty to prepare them for their adult lives. We value and promote selfdiscipline, creativity, independence, self-confidence, and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Loder Rd, Brighton BN1 6PZ. 01273 852222


Brighton, Hove & Sussex 6th Form College

Usually abbreviated to BHASVIC, is a sixth form college in Brighton and Hove, England for 16to 19-year-old students. The college is in the Prestonville area of the city.

205 Dyke Rd, East Sussex, Hove BN3 6EG. 01273 552200


The Brighton & Hove Montessori School

The school was established in 1985 to welcome children into an inviting learning environment where, with guidance of experienced AMI Montessori teachers, they can develop their potentials and lay the foundations for life as independent, confident and responsible citizens of the world. Every child and every family is unique, so please ask us anything you want to know.

67 Stanford Ave, Brighton BN1 6FB. 01273 702485


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Fitness & health


a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

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David Lloyd Brighton

More than just a gym, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the club is the perfect place to be if you want to get fit and spend time with your family and friends. With our modern gym, fun group exercise classes and stunning swimming pool – not to mention DL Kids activities and a Clubroom.

Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5UF. 0345 129 6776


Fitness First Brighton

If you’re looking for a gym where you’re more than just a membership fee, then look no further than Fitness First Brighton. With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of expert personal trainers, we’re here to help you get results every step of the way. Our gym in Brighton is open 7 days a week, from 6am to 9pm on Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm over the weekend. 78-81 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XE. 01273 916168


King Alfred Leisure Centre

“I’ve been using the centre (with 2 generations of kids) over 30+ years. It has never been so clean, friendly, well-run. I’m hoping very much that it remains in service as it is for a long time to come.”

Kingsway | Hove | Brighton BN3 2WW


The Gym Group Hove

We’ve got the best kit, the best staff, and the best facilities to help you on your fitness journey.

Kingsway | Hove | Brighton BN3 2WW


The Gym Brighton (Madeira Drive)

If you’re a night owl or an early bird looking for a cheap gym in Brighton that offers the same quality of a premium fitness club, look no further, The Gym Brighton on Madeira Drive has you covered. Location: Unit 9, The Terraces, Madeira Dr, Brighton



Underground Gym Brighton

We understand that training and fitness is becoming more and more diverse, and you’ll be glad to know, so does this specialist Brighton gym.

Location: 8 Camden St, Portslade, Brighton

BN41 1AW


PureGym Brighton (Brighton Central)

If you’ve already made your mind up and know Pure Gym is the gym for you, then you’re going to be spoilt for choice in Brighton City Centre,

as the central location is home to two PureGyms, with the London Road venue being highly rated in the local fitness scene (and the cheaper option too!)

Tower Point, North Rd, BN1 1YR


Alive Fitness and Natural Health Gym Brighton

Highly raved about in the local fitness scene and beyond, this popular Brighton city centre gym is an easy pick for our Best Gyms in Brighton guide. Located just a stone’s throw away from Brighton seafront, Alive Fitness and Natural Health Gym

Brighton is the perfect location for all across the city. 25-27 Castle St, Brighton BN1 2HD www.alivehealth.co.uk

Cheetahs Gym Brighton

Looking for a big gym with small prices in Brighton? Why not try a gym that bases its entire philosophy around just that.

Location: King Alfred Leisure Centre, Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WW

www.dw fitness first brighton cheetahsgym.co.uk

The Box Brighton

With a strict emphasis on their back-to-basics ethos, the Brighton gym insists gimmicks and egos are left at the door so that members can focus on getting a good, old fashioned sweat on under the guidance of experienced instructors. The boxing gym in Brighton offers fitness classes that have boxing at their heart. www.theboxfit.co.uk

Withdean Sports Complex

“We offer something for everyone, whatever you enjoy doing or your level of fitness. Our experienced fitness instructors can create a unique gym programme especially tailored to meet your needs and lifestyle,

Address: Tongdean Ln, Withdean, Brighton BN1 5JD

Phone: 01273 542100


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Local Restaurants



Burgers, steaks and pizzas in the Bar & Kitchen. Sharers and small plates on the Roof Terrace. Pastries, snacks, pizzas and cheese fondue in the Lodge. View all our menus below, and see what you’re in the mood for today.

Western Esplanade, Hove BN3 4FA

Phone: 01273 091166


The Salt Room

Boasting uninterrupted views of the Brighton seafront and iconic West Pier ruins, The Salt Room is a modern British seafood restaurant that celebrates cooking over coal. Winner of the Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2017, our seaside restaurant is the best restaurant in Brighton to enjoy sustainable, local produce. On offer are a seasonal a la carte menu and an innovative drinks list can also be enjoyed in our cocktail bar and with your meal.

106 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU. 01273



Fourth & Church

Neighbourhood restaurant and wine shop, Brighton and Hove’s best wine and aperitivo welcome. Explosive seasonal dishes and small plates.

84 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2EB

Phone: 01273 724709



The Gingerman

The Gingerman Restaurant in Norfolk Square, Brighton is the flagship and original Gingerman site which opened in 1998. A small, intimate restaurant close to Brighton’s seafront, our philosophy is to create uncomplicated, full-flavoured food, made from the freshest, highest quality seasonal produce.

21A Norfolk Square, Brighton BN1 2PD. www.gingermanrestaurant.com/

The Coal Shed Restaurant Brighton

The Coal Shed is a steak restaurant in the heart of Brighton. The menu is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, and expertly cooked over coal. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, we also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre theatre menu, and Brighton’s favourite Sunday Sharing Roast.

8 Boyce’s Street, Brighton, BN1 1AN. 01273 322998


64 Degrees

Tucked away in the Brighton Lanes, 64 Degrees is a small restaurant with an open kitchen by Great British Menu 2017 winner chef Michael Bremner, serving creative tasting menus using fresh, local produce. Every year since opening we were awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin and won the Number One spot of the Brighton Top 20 in 2016 & 2017. We were voted 16th in the National Restaurant top 100 list 2016. 53 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB. 01273 770115


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An attractive former bank plays host to this lively modern restaurant, where an open kitchen and bar take centre stage. Tersely described tasting menus deliver ambitious dishes with bold flavours and intriguing textures; their signature is marmite brioche. The wine list offers a good selection from Sussex. 216 Church Rd, Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 2DJ.


Shelter Hall

Seven of Sussex’s best restaurants under one roof, right on Brighton beach. Brighton’s iconic Shelter Hall reopened in 2020 after being demolished and wholly rebuilt. Situated at the bottom of West Street, right on the beach, it’s now home to a superb food hall, with seven different stands. Whether you want pizza from Amalfi, cutting edge Vietnamese from Zest or local seafood from Caught, we guarantee you won’t have a bad meal.

Address: Kings Road Arches, Shelter Hall, Brighton


Phone: 07903 284511

Reservation: shelterhall.co.uk


Creative vegan small-plates from the team behind the award-winning Roundhill pub. Brighton has long led the way in plant-based dining. And the city’s latest top-end restaurant is a celebration of all things vegan. Kokedama is the brainchild of the team behind The Roundhill pub, which has won plaudits for its brilliant vegan dishes. This new, swanky spot on East Street has an ever

changing menu of small dishes and an impressive natural wine list. Booking is a must.

Address: 69 East St, Brighton BN1 1HQ

Menu: kindlingrestaurant.com

Phone: 01273 732534



Local ingredients and creative dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

The menu is seasonal, changes daily and has options for vegans and those with specific dietary requirements, so everyone is truly welcome. Look out for venison from Ashdown and vegetables from farms across the South Downs.

Address: 69 East St, Brighton BN1 1HQ

Phone: 01273 732534


Soho House, Brighton

Brighton landmarks don’t get much more recognisable than the city’s iconic (and we don’t use that term lightly) Palace Pier: a magnificent structure in wrought iron that nods to the city’s Victorian past. It’s a mere stone’s throw away from Madeira Drive, where you’ll find our newest Beach House, opening later this month.

The Terraces, Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1AY, T: +44 (0)12 7394 9800


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‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

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Brighton People


Brighton and Hove Events


Brighton Live Music


Brighton Networking UK


We Are Brighton


Child Friendly Brighton


Brighton & Hove City Council twitter.com/BrightonHoveCC

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Help and support from your localCouncil

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Brighton & Hove City Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lots more at the below link.


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Planning and Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do. Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees

What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.


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