Destination Brighton

About Brighton

The conference will be held at the University of Sussex, just outside Brighton in Falmer (UNITED KINGDOM). The university received its Royal Charter in 1961. The campus has been praised as modernist and groundbreaking. The campus is easily accessible from Brighton by a nine-minute train ride from Brighton Central, or by taxi or Uber. The IARR mini-conference will be held at the University’s purpose built, self-contained Conference Centre.

 

Brighton is about an hour south of London by train and is surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park, so you may want to extend your trip by visiting the local area or capital city. It is also easily accessible from Gatwick and Heathrow international airports.

 

Brighton and the surrounding area is a popular tourist destination, and there will be plenty of opportunities for delegates to explore before, during and after the conference. Brighton is a popular sea-side destination with a reputation as a ‘pleasure dome’ due to its café culture, nightlife, arts scene, independent shopping and festivals. Brighton is well known as a party town, with a vibrant pub scene, artsy coffee houses and more eateries per capita than anywhere else outside of London. Night owls will appreciate a variety of theatre, comedy, live music and nightclub options. Brighton is home to some of the UK’s largest art exhibitions as well as many theatre and concert venues. There are also opportunities to get active by trying watersports or taking themed walking tours.

The broad shingle beach is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its unique Royal Pavilion, a former royal residence with an Indian styled exterior and a Chinese inspired interior. Brighton has a vast international student population and is also home to the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the UK, hosting Europe’s biggest Pride every year.

 

You can find out more about Brighton go to VisitBrighton.com .

Things to Do

Here are a few suggestions to plan for. Go to VisitBrighton for more information.

The Royal Pavilion the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1823 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles

Brighton Pier has a huge choice of bars and rides, as well as the traditional fish ‘n’ chips restaurant

Brighton i360 Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft to enjoy breathtaking 360° views in our futuristic glass viewing pod, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye

brighton beachfront

The Beachfront

The Beachfront has a quirky mix of traditional seaside shops and artists studios

The Lanes and North Laine

The Lanes and North Laine are ideal for a spot of retail therapy ranging from the designer boutiques to bohemian quirkiness

Brighton i360 Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft to enjoy breathtaking 360° views in our futuristic glass viewing pod, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye

The Sea Life Centre has over 150 species, 57 displays and an underwater tunnel. Dive into an amazing journey through the original Victorial architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world, built in 1872.

volks railway

Volks Electric Railway Britain's oldest electric railway built in 1883, running for one and a quarter miles along the top of the beach from the Aquarium Station near Brighton Pier to the Marina.

Brighton City Sightseeing Tour takes you to visit one of the south-coast's most vibrant and popular resorts.

Preston Manor a delightful manor house which belonged to the Stanford family for over 200 years and which still has the atmosphere of an Edwardian country house

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