Access Routes - Airports
Brighton is an English seaside resort town located South of London.
Gatwick airport is the closest airport with ease of access direct to Brighton itself so we recommend where possible that you fly into Gatwick and the travel to Brighton.
Alternatively you can also fly into Heathrow Airport although this has a longer transfer time to Brighton.
There are parking facilities available on campus at the University for the duration of the conference. You can download your parking permit here
Botanica 2016 will take place in the Jubilee Building of the University of Sussex, Brighton, England. Currency
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Please click here to read an insider’s quirky guide to what to do and where to go in Brighton!
Brightonis a famous seaside resort and charming city on the south coast ofEngland, due south of London(76 km/47 miles). In 2000, the two neighbouring communities of Brighton and Hove joined together to form the unitary authority of theCity of Brighton and Hove.
The city is convenient to London and increasingly popular with media and music types who don't want to live in the capital. It is sometimes called "London-by-the-Sea" for this reason. One thing is certain: with its bohemian, cosmopolitan, alternative and hedonistic vibe, Brighton is whereEngland's seaside experience goes from cold to cool!
Brighton is home to two universities, the University of Sussexand the University of Brighton. Sussex University is the location for botanica2016 and is located 4 miles (6km) from the centre of the city. It is extremely accessible by train and bus (scroll down for more details).
Brighton rocks all year round, but really comes to life during the summer months when tourists, language students and revellers from London pour into the city, keen to explore the city's legendary nightlife, summer festivals, great music and quirky shops. The highlight for the sightseeing visitor is, without doubt, the weird and wonderful Royal Pavilion, a 19th-century party palace built by the Prince Regent, who kicked off Brighton's enduring love of the outlandish.
Brighton Leisure Time
Brighton beachfront offers a 5.4 miles (8.7km) expanse of shingle beach - a buzzing playground for swimming and beach activities and with so much stunning Sussex countrysideliterally on the doorstep of the city, there are loads of opportunities for walking and cycling activities on the South Downs and areas beyond Brighton too.
For ideas of what to do and where to go, check out the official Brighton tourism guide: www.visitbrighton.com
Brighton top 10!
Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Brighton offers the energy of the city andfreedom of the sea. It really is unique.
Brighton Pier -A stunning example of a Victorian pleasure pier, whether you call it Brighton or Palace Pier, this is traditional seaside fun at its very best
Royal Pavilion - Transformed by John Nash in the early 1800s, the Pavilion is one of the most dazzling& exotic buildings in the British Isles
Brighton Wheel -Brighton’s answer to the London Eye, the wheel is an iconic part of the Brighton skyline and offers stunning panoramic viewsacross the city & coas
West Pier -Once a thriving centre of seaside entertainment, all that is left of the West Pier is its architectural remains. Still a breathtaking sight and arguably the most photographed building in Brighton & Hove
Regency Architecture -Brighton & Hove boasts some of the finest Regency architecture in England. From the stunning squares& crescents in Hove to the elegance of Sussex Square, Brighton’s Regency heritage blends seamlessly with the more modern aspects of the city
Brighton Beach -Named one of the Top 10 ‘cities with brilliant beaches’ by lonely Planet, Brighton beach is famous for its pebbles and attracts peoples to its shores all year round
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery -Don't miss Brighton Museum & Art Gallery's range of dynamic & innovative galleries, including fashion & style, 20th century art and design & fine art
The lanes & North laine -From the lifestyle & jewellery shops of The Lanes to the retro chic of the North Laine, shopping in Brighton really is an experience in itself.
Sea life centre -Dive into a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world.
Hove beach huts -Discover Hove's iconic beach huts with their colourful & vibrant facades & enjoy theleisurely feel of Hove seafront.